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


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.

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

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