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


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

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.

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