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What do we palliate? Caring for the sick and the poor

José1 is a man in his sixties from rural Guatemala with cancer spread to his bones. He describes deep aches of his shoulders and hips, Read More

How to take morphine in rural Guatemala

Rosa is a 59-year-old woman dying1 of a broken heart: in her heart is a hole that surgeons cannot fix, and the irregular flow of Read More

The God of empty spaces: Thoughts on religion and civil society in neoliberal Guatemala

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

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The impact of the advanced practice nursing role on quality of care, clinical outcomes, patient…

The prevalence of chronic illness and multimorbidity rises with population aging, thereby increasing the acuity of care.


Global Community Should Unify Messaging To Strengthen WHO

HuffPost: A Strong WHO: We All Have a Role to Play #WHODrivingForce Nicole Schiegg, stratcomms consultant “…[C]ivil society is crucial to WHO’s efforts. … We are at our best when we hear several viewpoints and still unify around a common agenda. … We all have a role to play in WHO’s success. We need to…More


Newsweek Examines Summit Conference’s Efforts To Tackle Global Health Challenges

Newsweek: Hacking Health: Has Silicon Valley Found Its Soul on a Mountaintop in Utah? “In late August, tech titans, startup founders, and fluffy-haired ‘Burners’ gathered with international surgeons and nonprofit leaders at Summit, a private mountain retreat in Utah, to try to hack global health. … [C]an Summit’s approach — disrupting public health by leveraging…More


Humanitarian Aid Seen As Essential To Curb Yemen’s Cholera Epidemic, Now Largest Worldwide

Associated Press: Yemen’s civil war turns country into cholera breeding ground “…Yemen’s raging two-year conflict has turned the country into an incubator for lethal cholera: primitive sanitation and water systems put Yemenis at risk of drinking feces-contaminated water; wells are dirtied by runoff from rainfall on piles of garbage left uncollected for weeks; farmland is…More


Managing overweight and obesity in children and young people

Why is excess weight a problem in children and young people? Currently too many children and adolescents across the world are already overweight or obese (i.e. too heavy for their age, height and sex). This is a concern because children with obesity are at a greater risk of developing a number of serious problems during childhood such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, joint and sleep complaints. Children with excess weight can also suffer from low self-esteem, stigmatization and mental health problems which can lead to reduced quality of life.


Strengthening Global Health Security, Engaging Variety Of Stakeholders Necessary To Prepare For…

STAT: Ebola scare shows that the world is still not ready for a major disease outbreak Gabrielle Fitzgerald, founder and CEO of Panorama “When cases of Ebola were detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in May, local officials moved swiftly and global resources were rushed to help them. By the time the World…More


WhatsApp-Based Tool Aims To Track, Document Attacks On Health Care Facilities, Workers In…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: FEATURE–Staying alive: WhatsApp finds new uses in conflict zones “…Keeping a standardized track of attacks on health facilities and workers has been a major challenge in conflict zones. But a new digital instant messaging tool that relies on smartphone application WhatsApp has been developed by the WHO and its partners to detect,…More


More Investment, Effort Needed To Reach Global Breastfeeding Goals, U.N. Reports Show

Fast Company: Can Encouraging Breastfeeding Around The World Boost The Global Economy? “…[T]he Global Breastfeeding Collective, a philanthropic coalition that includes the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and 20 related heath and nutrition nonprofits like 1,000 Days and Alive & Thrive, has launched a $5.7 billion fundraising campaign to get more [mothers to breastfeed]. The goal…More


The global war on tobacco is far from over

0000-0002-1767-4576We should be proud of our efforts in Australia, but we can’t become complacent as Big Tobacco continues to sell trillions of cigarettes globally, and other industries adopt their tactics. ONE could easily be mistaken for thinking the war on tobacco is coming to a close. Lighting up a cigarette mid-flight seems absurd to us now, but was common practice just a decade or two ago. We enjoy restaurant meals and afternoon coffees without the stench of toxic smoke and we can share a night out without having to wash our clothes, or endure a husky, sore throat the following morning. Australia now has one of the lowest smoking rates in the world, with 14.7% of adults aged 18 years and over smoking daily, down from 16.1% in 2011-12.


Scientists Report Encouraging HIV Treatment, Vaccine Research Findings At IAS 2017 Conference

Financial Times: New vaccine enters the battle against AIDS “A new AIDS vaccine will begin large-scale trials in southern Africa at the end of this year, in what is hoped will be a breakthrough in the 30-year scientific battle against the disease. Promising early clinical data on the vaccine, developed by Johnson & Johnson with…More


U.N. SG Guterres Seeks To Reform Organization To Enable More Progress On SDGs

Christian Science Monitor: A disrupter at U.N.: Can new chief shake up bureaucracy to speed progress? “António Guterres, who took over as United Nations secretary general early this year, acknowledges that the world community has made encouraging progress in improving people’s lives over recent decades. … Still, Mr. Guterres, the former prime minister of Portugal…More


Yemen’s Food Insecurity, Cholera Outbreak, Humanitarian Crisis To Worsen If Politics Continue…

CBS News: U.N. warned “we should all feel deeply guilty” as Yemenis die “The cholera epidemic raging across war-torn Yemen — already the worst outbreak of the disease in the world — grew dramatically worse over the past month, United Nations officials warned the Security Council on Wednesday. … ‘Nearly 16 million people do not…More


Can health ignite a political revolution?

Late last month, you could not ignore the chants of “Oh Jeremy Corbyn” to the tune of the White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nations Army’ as it echoed around the fields of Glastonbury. Regardless of your political affiliations, having hordes of young, passionate millennials singing the name of a political leader at a music festival is something which few would have predicted earlier that month. Why the change? – Could it be that young people in the UK feel a new sense of hope as they have been given a voice through health? Hope is something which has been on short supply in the UK of late


When water doesn’t flow…

I thought it was appendicitis and feared for the worst. The car hit a few potholes and a small crater in the road. My eyes flew open and I dry heaved. ‘You’ve really done it this time, Marisa.


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