Science, global health, and irrational health behaviors

Ed. Note: Sara Gorman will be joining us once a month to highlight different aspects of her forthcoming book on science denialism.  Have you ever Read More


Accelerating an Integrated Approach to NCD Prevention and Control Globally

Dr. Samira Asma, Chief, Global NCD Program, CDC Over the past 18 years, I’ve worked with Ministries of Health and other partners in 180 countries to advance CDC’s overarching global health goals and accelerate strategies for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries. NCDs and injuries are responsible for millions of premature deaths, especially in low- and middle-income counties (LMICs). As public health practitioners, we have an important opportunity to work collaboratively to accelerate and scale up implementation of proven prevention and treatment strategies and measure their impact.


“Ketamine: a growing global health-care need”

  Ketamine is a valued anesthetic tool in all clinical practice settings. In LMICs, however, ketamine is indispensable for addressing the growing burden of surgical Read More


WHA69: Leave no one behind, World Hepatitis Alliance

Raquel Peck is the CEO of the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), she shares her hope that stronger action on viral hepatitis will be high on the agenda for the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva (convening this week). Raquel’s piece is part of a series of articles Translational Global Health will run on WHA69. If you or your organisation have a particular focus at the Assembly you feel requires urgent attention, contact our Editor. We are at a turning point. This week, 194 countries will convene to decide the fate of millions of people living with viral hepatitis. At the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva (23 – 28 May), governments will deliberate on the adoption of WHO’s first ever Global Health Sector Strategy for Viral Hepatitis (GHSS), which sets a goal of eliminating hepatitis B and C by 2030, two significant public health issues that can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and death.

Science, global health, and irrational health behaviors


Ed. Note: Sara Gorman will be joining us once a month to highlight different aspects of her forthcoming book on science denialism.  Have you ever Read More

A vision for improved cancer screening in Nigeria

As the global burden of disease shifts from infectious diseases to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), cancer has increasingly become a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Major reasons for these shifts include increasing life expectancy and changing diets and lifestyles. An estimated 14·1 million new cases and 8·2 million cancer deaths occurred worldwide in 2012, with more than 65% of cancer deaths occurring in LMICs.1 In Nigeria, cervical cancer and breast cancer are two of the leading causes of cancer deaths in women, accounting for more than 40% of all women’s cancer and about two-thirds of cancer deaths.

Parental acceptance and uptake of the HPV vaccine among African-Americans and Latinos in the…

Publication date: June 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 159 Author(s): Kayoll V.

José Jerónimo: a cancer hero among us

Recently, PATH’s Dr. José Jerónimo received the highest award that the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) can bestow—the Distinguished Scientific Award for significant positive impact on underserved populations. ASCCP works on cervical health worldwide and recognized Jose for his contributions in low-resource settings. José will be presenting a talk on cervical cancer […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHealthy markets: essential to improving health and saving livesPolio, pride, and love: the story of an exceptional mother and her sonKeeping a promise to mothers and children ;

Rising Air Pollution Levels In Many Cities Increase Residents’ Risks Of Stroke, Heart…

Bloomberg: Air Pollution Rises in Poorest Cities as Health Risks Climb “Increasing air pollution in many of the world’s poorest cities is driving up the risk of stroke, heart disease, and lung cancer in some of the most-vulnerable populations, according to a report Thursday from the World Health Organization…” (Ryan/Upadhyay, 5/12). CNN: WHO: 4 in…More

PolitiFact Evaluates U.S. Vice President Biden’s Statements On Cervical Cancer Prevention In…

PolitiFact: Joe Biden says cervical cancer ‘totally preventable’ in Africa “…[At the Vatican, Vice President Joe] Biden said cervical cancer in Africa is ‘fully preventable with basic education, screening, and vaccines.’ The experience of the developed countries shows that nearly all deaths from cervical cancer could be eliminated with widespread screening and vaccination programs. Neither…More

Effects of concurrent aerobic and strength training on breast cancer survivors: a pilot study

The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of a combined aerobic and strength program on physiological and psychological parameters in female breast cancer survivors.

You liked Oceans 11? Wait till you see Oceans 2030

The ocean is a powerful resource and the next economic frontier. WWF estimates that the ocean economy is the 7th largest economy, valued at US$ 24 trillion. With more than 6 million women directly employed in the fishery sector, and global job numbers set to grow to 43 million by 2030, the oceans are roaring. Yet, its natural capital has been systematically undervalued and overdrawn. According to the Bank’s Sunken Billions Revisited report, we are foregoing about $85 billion a year in additional revenues due to the mismanagement of fisheries

Economic burden of gastrointestinal cancer under the protection of the New Rural Cooperative…

Objective To evaluate the financial burden of esophageal cancer under the protection of the new Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) and to provide evidence and suggestions to policy-makers in a high-incidence region in China.

U.S. Vice President Biden, Pope Francis Urge More Investment In Cancer Research, Care During…

Bloomberg: Joe Biden Looks for Pope’s Help on Cancer After Son’s Death “…On Friday, Vice President Joe Biden sought a lift from Pope Francis for the White House’s ‘moonshot’ effort to cure cancer. Speaking at a Vatican conference on regenerative medicine, Biden asked foreign governments and pharmaceutical companies to join a U.S. endeavor to share…More

Dambe Health Center is Open!

Photo by Lila Kerr / Partners In HealthPartners In Health staff move equipment into Dambe Health Center in Neno, Malawi. The new clinic will provide health care to nearly 30,000 people. Dr. Emily Wroe of Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo—as Partners In Health is known in Malawi—wrote this week with a fantastic update. Wroe is director of clinical services at APZU.

Clinical Implications of Cancer Genomics: A Call for Papers

by The PLOS Medicine Editors In this month’s editorial, the PLOS Medicine Editors announce an upcoming Special Issue, with Guest Editors Elaine Mardis and Marc Ladanyi, on actionable advances in research on the cancer genome.

Disentangling the Association between Statins, Cholesterol, and Colorectal Cancer: A Nested…

by Ronac Mamtani, James D. Lewis, Frank I. Scott, Tariq Ahmad, David S. Goldberg, Jashodeep Datta, Yu-Xiao Yang, Ben Boursi Background Several prior studies have found an association between statin use and reduced risk of colorectal cancer.

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