The other day I visited Lydia, a 56-year-old Maya woman who lives with her family in the highlands of Guatemala and has for many years Read More
This entry was originally posted at Global Health Now. It’s easy to become numbed by the global diabetes epidemic. Almost every week, it seems, new numbers are released Read More
Photographs and comments by Partners In Health staff Our photographers have the opportunity to visit with health workers, colleagues, and patients all over the world—many of them women. “We meet far more women in terms of care and connection to the community and health centers than men,” says Rebecca Rollins, PIH’s chief communications officer. Women usually bring sick children to clinics or receive care themselves. Teams of nurses—mainly female—are the backbone of these facilities. In communities, health workers who go door to door checking up on patients are invariably women.
This is the second in our series of posts by Ph.D. students on the job market this year Setting food-price policy is hard. Smallholder farmers are better off with higher crop prices, but consumers want lower prices. So what is a policymaker to do? Well-integrated agricultural markets can tackle both sides of this food-price policy dilemma, by pulling crops out of surplus areas (to boost prices received by farmers) and pushing food into deficit areas (to reduce prices faced by consumers)
The Guardian: Extra £6m in development funding to fight abuse of women and girls “Britain is to step up efforts to combat abuse of women and girls around the world, International Development Secretary Priti Patel said this weekend. Patel says she wants the U.K. to be a global leader on the issue and is announcing…More
Photo by Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In HealthMasentebale Letima, 23, (left) and other expectant mothers pass the time in the shade of the maternal waiting home in Nkau, Lesotho, in March. Help a poor woman stay in school, a recent study found, and her children are more likely to survive. Help a mother earn a couple extra dollars, and her kids will get a better education. Give a woman a loan and she is more likely than a man to repay it
U.N. News Centre: Violence against women ‘serious obstacle’ to sustainable development, Ban says on World Day “Underlining that violence against women and girls is not only a human rights violation but also a serious obstacle to sustainable development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for ‘meaningful’ action to prevent and respond to such violence. ‘Violence…More
U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Everyone Can — and Must — Act To End #ViolenceAgainstWomen and Girls In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which took place on November 25, this “DipNote” blog post discusses the U.S. commitment to ending violence against women and highlights a statement made by…More
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims takes place every third Sunday in November. It serves as a way to: Remember the millions of people killed and injured in road crashes as well as their families, friends and those affected; Pay tribute to the dedicated emergency responders, police and medical professionals who deal with the traumatic aftermath of road death and injury; Remind the international community, governments and individual members of society of their responsibility to make roads safer. According to the World Health Organization, about 1.25 million people die each year globally as a result of road traffic crashes. Road traffic injuries represent the leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29 years. More than 90% of the world’s road fatalities occur in low- and middle-income countries, even though these countries have approximately half of the world’s vehicles.
New York Times: Aleppo Bombs Leave Quarter Million ‘Living in Hell’ and Without Hospital Care “The remaining hospitals on the rebel-held side of Aleppo, Syria, have been badly damaged and forced to stop providing care amid an intensifying bombardment, according to the World Health Organization…” (Rubin/Saad, 11/20). Reuters: All hospitals in East Aleppo out of…More