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
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.
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
The Hill: How Trump can aim the ‘Cancer Moonshot’ toward the stars Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen, and Eric T. Rosenthal, independent journalist, and both co-chairs of cancer forums for the Concordia Summit “…[President-elect Donald Trump] should review carefully — and critically — … the future of President Obama’s ‘Cancer Moonshot’ initiative,…More
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Cheap cancer measures could save hundreds of thousands of lives in poor countries “Health interventions costing as little as $1.72 per person could prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths from breast and cervical cancer in developing countries, scientists said on Tuesday. Nearly 800,000 women die of cervical and breast cancer every year,…More
Reuters: EXCLUSIVE — WHO cancer agency asked experts to withhold weedkiller documents “The World Health Organization’s cancer agency — which is facing criticism over how it classifies carcinogens — advised academic experts on one of its review panels not to disclose documents they were asked to release under United States freedom of information laws. In…More
The Guardian: $10m campaign targets cervical cancer among girls in sub-Saharan Africa “A partnership worth $10m (£8.1m) to increase the uptake and awareness of a vaccine to protect girls from cervical cancer, which has higher death rates in sub-Saharan Africa than any other cancer, was launched on Tuesday. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, announced it is…More
As part of NCDFREE’s current focus, #FeastOfIdeas is a unique global campaign, crowdsourcing solutions worldwide to reduce the burden of NCDs. This is the first article in our October series delving deeper into how we can use food to solve our biggest health challenges. By 2050, 25 million more children will be malnourished because of climate change impacts on our food systems. Wen Hao explores how to balance the complex issue between food security and reducing obesity levels worldwide. This startling statistic comes from a 2009 report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), which compares models of crop growth under two climate scenarios.
Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers to investigate funding of WHO cancer agency “Officials from the U.S. government’s health research agency are to be questioned by a congressional committee about why taxpayers are funding a World Health Organization cancer agency facing criticism over how it classifies carcinogens. An aide to the U.S.
CNN: Zika funding falls short but will be well spent, health officials say “…The [$1.1] billion dollars Congress just gave the fight on Zika will be well spent, even if it’s not enough and much too late. That’s the message from Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell and key public health officials Monday…”…More
Nature: Can Cuban science go global? “…For a country whose entire gross domestic product (GDP) is just half of what the U.S. government spends on research, Cuba punches above its weight in some areas of science. Fueled by relatively generous government support, biomedical researchers have managed to excel at creating low-cost vaccines, developing cancer treatments,…More