Number Of U.S. Girls, Women At Risk Of FGM Increases Threefold, Study Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.S. girls, women at risk of genital mutilation has tripled: study “More than half a million women and girls in the United States live at risk of female genital mutilation, a threefold increase in recent years due to the rise in immigrants from countries where it is practiced, a government study said…More


Our favorite Hub Originals from 2015

In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of our favorite Hub Originals from 2015. The Global Health Hub publishes original pieces from writers engaged Read More


The Doctor — The Atavist Magazine

New from @atavistmag, why does Dr. Tom refuse to leave the war-torn Nuba Mountain region in Sudan? Source: The Doctor — The Atavist Magazine


WHO Urges Asian Nations To Halve Traffic Accident-Related Deaths By 2020

VOA News: WHO Presses Asian Countries to Cut Road Deaths in Half “The World Health Organization (WHO) is pressing Asian countries to cut their road death and injury toll in half by 2020. A 2015 study from Chalmers Technical University in Goteborg, Sweden, covering 24 Asian countries encompassing 56 percent of the world’s population, says…More

Preventing Childhood Injuries In LMICs Requires Reliable Data, Global Support

Global Health NOW: Child Injury Data and Advocacy Needed Adnan A. Hyder, professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, director of the International Injury Research Unit and the Health Systems Program, and associate director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics “…While high-income countries have been able to reduce by…More

Utilization of tooth filling services by people with disabilities in Taiwan

The oral condition of people with disabilities has considerable influence on their physical and mental health.

Chronic Kidney Disease Of Unknown Origin Affecting Men From Asian, Latin American Nations

Science: Mysterious kidney disease goes global “…This region in coastal Andhra Pradesh is at the heart of what local doctors and media are calling a [chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu)] epidemic. … A rash of similar outbreaks in other countries has underscored that it is a global problem. Some rice-growing regions of Sri…More

New Study Examines Abortion Incidence, Safety In Tanzania

Guttmacher Institute: Unsafe Abortion Is Common In Tanzania and Is A Major Cause of Maternal Death “In the first nationally representative study of the incidence of abortion and the provision of postabortion care in Tanzania, researchers found that clandestine abortion is common and is a major contributor to maternal death and injury. The study, conducted…More

View on Disability: Inventive ways to clear landmines

When scientists and deminers team up on mine clearance, they create solutions that actually work, says Yann Yvinec.

“Floating shoulder” injuries

“Floating shoulder” is a rare injury complex resulting from high-energy blunt force trauma to the shoulder, resulting in scapulothoracic dissociation.

Do temporary workers have a higher risk of occupational injury than permanent employees?

I read with interest the article published by Sakurai et al.

WHO outlines ways to prevent and mitigate childhood hearing loss

Nearly 32 million children across the world live with disabling hearing loss. A new WHO report, “Childhood hearing loss: act now, here’s how”, suggests that 60% of this can be prevented. It also highlights that if hearing loss is detected early enough, and if children receive the care they need, they can reach their full potential. “A child who struggles to hear may also struggle to learn to speak, underachieve at school and end up socially isolated,” says Dr Etienne Krug, Director of the WHO Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention. “But this doesn’t have to happen.

Predictors of early progression to severe sepsis or shock among emergency department patients…

Progression from nonsevere sepsis—i.e., sepsis without organ failure or shock—to severe sepsis or shock among emergency department (ED) patients has been associated with significant mortality.

Road traffic fatalities in selected governorates of Iraq from 2010 to 2013: prospective…

The insurgency tactics that characterize modern warfare, such as suicide car bombs and roadside bombs, have the potential to significantly impact road traffic injuries in conflict affected-countries.

Variability in mortality following caesarean delivery, appendectomy, and groin…

All-cause postoperative mortality rates are exceedingly variable within resource-constrained environments. Efforts to expand surgical access and provision of services must include a strong commitment to improve the safety and quality of care.

Adaptive leadership curriculum for Indian paramedic trainees

Paramedic trainees in developing countries face complex and chaotic clinical environments that demand effective leadership, communication, and teamwork.

Violence against children in humanitarian settings: A literature review of population-based…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Lindsay Stark, Debbie Landis Children in humanitarian settings are thought to experience increased exposure to violence, which can impair their physical, emotional, and social development.

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