Investing in Human Resources via Education Is Essential to Improving Access to Surgical and Anesthetic Care Across the Globe

The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery published a report on the state of global surgery in April 2015 reporting the staggering statistic that “5 billion Read More

Pediatric Critical Care in Botswana

Botswana is a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa that is widely considered a development success story. Although the country is hailed for its impressive Read More

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


Clinical Action against Drunk Driving

by Donald A. Redelmeier, Allan S. Detsky In advance of a safety campaign on 17 March 2017, Donald Redelmeier and Allan Detsky call on physicians and clinical colleagues to reduce the chances that patients will drive drunk.

A novel bio-psycho-social approach for rehabilitation of traumatized victims of torture and war…

Some evidence showed that multidisciplinary rehabilitation in Western countries is effective for treating war-related trauma, but it remains unclear whether this approach is applicable to civilians living in r…

Why aid data needs to say more about persons with disabilities

“How much aid money goes to disability-inclusive projects?” With global disability prevalence estimated at more than 15%, and with known links between disability and poverty, it’s an obvious question – all the more so in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDG) pledge to leave no one behind. On the surface, it’s a very simple question too. But when I put this question to a major development agency a few years ago, I was surprised to see how laborious it was to piece the information together, project by project, from across the agency’s £4 billion bilateral aid programme. Although the agency gathered a wealth of transparency metrics, the information on disability just wasn’t there. This isn’t an isolated challenge: Concluding Observations from the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have also pointed to a lack of data on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in development programming – for example in Germany (in May 2015) and the European Union (in October 2015)

Spatial identification of potential health hazards: a systematic areal search approach

Large metropolitan areas often exhibit multiple morbidity hotspots.

INSPIRED to End Violence Against Women and Children

Dr. Deb Houry, Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. More than 1 billion children—half of all the children in the world—are victims of violence every year. And in many countries, one in four girls experience sexual violence before the age of eighteen.

Choose the Road to Zero Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths

  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.

CDC Continues To Support Global Efforts To Prevent Road Traffic Injuries

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Choose the Road to Zero Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths Erin K. Sauber-Schatz, lead of the Transportation Safety Team in the CDC’s Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, recognizes the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and highlights the CDC’s support of the U.N. and WHO’s efforts “to build better systems…More

Addressing the continuum of maternal and newborn care in Ghana: implications for policy and…

Although the past decade has brought global reductions in maternal, infant and child mortality, many low-resource settings have failed to make significant gains relative to their high-income counterparts.

Investing in Human Resources via Education Is Essential to Improving Access to Surgical and Anesthetic Care Across the Globe

The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery published a report on the state of global surgery in April 2015 reporting the staggering statistic that “5 billion Read More

Hurricane Matthew Aims for Haiti

Hurricane Matthew—currently a Category 4 hurricane—is one of the most severe to hit the Caribbean in a decade. The eye of the storm is predicted to pass over the southwest tip of Haiti tonight, carrying winds up to 130 miles an hour and an estimated 40 inches of rainfall. Partners In Health supports 12 health centers in the country’s central region, and our staff members expect to see an influx of patients over the coming days and weeks. “Having lived through—as have all of our colleagues in Haiti—a number of devastating storms including Hannah, Fay, Gustav, and Ike, I want to alert Partners In Health supporters to the gravity of what is likely to follow,” said Dr.

Vulnerability to unintentional injuries associated with land-use activities and search and…

Publication date: November 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 169 Author(s): Dylan G.

Nanotech bandage heals wounds in days

A team of Egyptian researchers is using nanotechnology to develop a bandage that speeds up wound healing.

Long-Term Outcomes Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury in Childhood and Adolescence: A…

by Amir Sariaslan, David J. Sharp, Brian M. D’Onofrio, Henrik Larsson, Seena Fazel Background Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and mortality in children and young adults worldwide. It remains unclear, however, how TBI in childhood and adolescence is associated with adult mortality, psychiatric morbidity, and social outcomes. Methods and Findings In a Swedish birth cohort between 1973 and 1985 of 1,143,470 individuals, we identified all those who had sustained at least one TBI (n = 104,290 or 9.1%) up to age 25 y and their unaffected siblings (n = 68,268) using patient registers.

Prevalence and associated factors of occupational injuries among municipal solid waste…

Refuse collectors are at a high risk for fatal and non-fatal occupational accidents.

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