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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

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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

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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

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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.


Pediatric Critical Care in Botswana

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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


Unless More Effort Made, Child Malnutrition Will Persist Beyond 2030, Save The Children Report…

The Guardian: Malnutrition will not end by 2030, warn campaigners “Millions of children will continue to suffer far into the next century from physical and mental stunting as a result of undernutrition, Save the Children has found, despite world leaders pledging last year to eradicate all forms of malnutrition by 2030…” (Hodal, 8/5). Thomson Reuters…More


Traffic deaths: Researchers suggest India’s stats are way too low

The actual statistics on the number of people hurt or killed in road accidents in India is higher than official statistics, according to researchers who say that the government is undercounting pedestrian and motorcycle deaths. According to a study published today in the medical journal BMJ, that pedestrian deaths could be more than twice as


Emergency medicine in Nepal: present practice and direction for future

Emergency medicine is one of the youngest recognized specialties in Nepal, and its growth in clinical practice and academic development has been challenging.


INSPIRE: Breaking the Cycle of Violence

This blog was originally posted on The Huffington Post on July 13, 2016 CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden As a society, we have unanimity about few things, but one of these is that no child should be harmed by violence. And yet, every 5 minutes a child somewhere in the world dies a violent death, and half of all children in the world—a billion kids—experience violence each year. Violence—emotional, physical, and sexual—is rampant in high-income countries, including the U.S., as well as in low- and middle-income countries, and across ethnic and racial groups. Three seminal studies the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has done with partners have revealed both the shocking frequency of violence against children, and the devastating, pervasive, life-long health impacts of violence


WHO | The burden of road traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis

article published in July 2016 Source: WHO | The burden of road traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis


FGM in the time of Ebola—carpe opportunitatem

Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the world. Before the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, according to the Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey of 2013,1 FGM had been performed on 89·6% of girls and women.


Public Health or Politics: The Recent History of America’s Gun Epidemic and What Public…

James Michiel is an American public health technologist and writer. He holds an MPH in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health, is currently a Senior mHealth Analyst at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and also serves as a Senior Technical Consultant for NCDFREE. In this brief essay, he responds to the Orlando tragedy with an examination of the impact of America’s epidemic of gun violence and how we might use Public Health and Policy to change it. On November 14, 2013, the eminently qualified Harvard physician, Dr. Vivek Murthy, was nominated by President Barack Obama to become the 19th United States Surgeon General.


Accidents and undetermined deaths: re-evaluation of nationwide samples from the Scandinavian…

National mortality statistics should be comparable between countries that use the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases.


Predictors of time to claim closure following a non-catastrophic injury sustained in a motor…

Research suggests that exposure to the compensation system (including time to case closure) could adversely influence a persons’ recovery following injury.


New WHO guidelines to improve care for millions living with female genital mutilation

New WHO recommendations aim to help health workers provide better care to the more than 200 million girls and women worldwide living with female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM has no health benefits, can cause grave harm, and violates the rights of girls and women. The new recommendations focus on preventing and treating obstetric complications; treatment for depression and anxiety disorders; and attention to female sexual health such as counselling.


Buckling up in Singapore: residency and other risk factors for seatbelt non-compliance – a…

Seatbelt non-compliance is a problem in middle income countries, and little is known about seatbelt compliance in populations with a high proportion of non-residents.


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