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Snake bite, another neglected tropical disease

As monsoon season approaches, millions of snake bites are expected to cause significant death and disability mostly in LMICs (up to 90,000 deaths worldwide and…

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Challenges to effective cancer control in China, India, and Russia

“Collectively, China, India, and Russia account for around 40% of the world’s population, experience 46% of all new cancers worldwide, and account for 52% of…

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New #globalsurgery articles in WJS: Mozambique surgical admits, why clubfoot projects succeed & more

Surgical admissions in Mozambique, Surgical education program evaluation in East/Central Africa, What makes a successful clubfoot program, Ortho burden and workforce in Ghana are among…

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Dr. Paul Farmer Reflects on Medicine and the Boston Marathon Bombing

The morning rush begins outside of University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti. Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In Health Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health, delivered this address at the Celebration of Partnership event on April 28, 2013, at Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM) in Haiti. We’re publishing it for the first time, in gratitude to all who helped make possible University Hospital’s first year of services, and in remembrance of the victims of the Boston marathon bombing one year ago


Global Community Must Address Mental Health, Epilepsy

Huffington Post: The True Price of Mental Health and the Low-Cost Solution Olivia Davies, development officer at BasicNeeds “[There is] a distinct lack of funding or recognition for the vast problem of mental illness and epilepsy in low- and middle-income countries. This is a travesty, really, considering that of the 450 million people suffering from…More


Safe, Clean Water Can Be ‘Source Of Hope And Life For All’

The Hill: Water and the Angel of Death Rev. Otis Moss, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago “…[W]ithout safe water and sanitation, a whole host of global ills cannot be cured — malnutrition, poverty, food insecurity, gender inequality. Not even peace can be achieved when some have and others don’t have…More


International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report –April 14-18, 2014

  ANNOUNCEMENTS: Last week, JH-IIRU director Adnan Hyder and post doctoral fellow Nino Paichadze participated in the United Nations Global Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) which…


IHP news 267: Happy Easter!

Dear Colleagues, It’s Friday, so my coffee consumption is going through the roof. The Christians among you probably have other things to do this weekend, so we’ll keep this intro short. The atheists, agnostics, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and new agers among you will surely not mind. As for the “Socialist” who has his very own religion, global health, maybe this weekend is a good time to chant his planetary manifesto together with his beloved ones.   In this week’s guest editorial, Agnes Nanyonjo ( from the Malaria Consortium Uganda, and also an EV 2012) provides some of her impressions of the 2014 Geneva Health Forum, focusing mostly on day 1 of the three-day conference


Private health care for diarrhea in Africa kills 20,000 kids annually

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A nurse gives oral rehydration salts to a two-year-old in Sierra Leone. UNICEF Children in sub-Saharan Africa who suffer from diarrhea are receiving lifesaving treatment at a lower rate when visiting private hospitals as compared to public ones. Closing that gap would save an estimated 20,000 lives each year. When a child present signs of … Continue reading →


CDC Foundation, George W. Bush Institute Partner To Address Global Cervical Cancer

“The CDC Foundation and the George W. Bush Institute [Wednesday] announced a new partnership to help stem the tide of cervical cancer in low- and middle-income countries based on a $3.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,” according to a CDC Foundation press release. In an article written for the foundation’s blog,…More


Multi-Sector Partnerships Essential To Address Nutrition, Hunger In Development Goals

Huffington Post: Partnerships Are Essential to Addressing Nutrition and Post-2015 Development Goals Marc Van Ameringen, executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition “…[P]artnerships are essential in mobilizing support and investment to address malnutrition globally, and it is critical that the new sustainable development goals reflect this priority. … As we look to the…More


International Injury Research Unit Media Report –April 17, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Last week, JH-IIRU director Adnan Hyder and post doctoral fellow Nino Paichadze participated in the United Nations Global Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) which has…


International Injury Research Unit Media Report –April 16, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Last week, JH-IIRU director Adnan Hyder and post doctoral fellow Nino Paichadze participated in the United Nations Global Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) which has…