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10 Years in Rwanda: Leaders Reflect

Inshuti Mu Buzima (IMB), PIH’s sister organization in Rwanda, has made tremendous progress over the years. On the occasion of IMB’s 10th anniversary, we asked five leaders to reflect on the changes. Their memories and insights are below. Anatole Manzi Director of Mentorship, Enhanced Supervision for Health Care and Quality Improvement It was May 2005 when I heard about Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (IMB). I was finishing my bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology, but I already had an advanced diploma in general nursing


Being Black as a Global Health Hazard

In the US American media, relatively little attention has been devoted to a recent emergency in the Dominican Republic. Thanks to controversial legislation passed there Read More


Accelerating an Integrated Approach to NCD Prevention and Control Globally

Dr. Samira Asma, Chief, Global NCD Program, CDC Over the past 18 years, I’ve worked with Ministries of Health and other partners in 180 countries to advance CDC’s overarching global health goals and accelerate strategies for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries. NCDs and injuries are responsible for millions of premature deaths, especially in low- and middle-income counties (LMICs). As public health practitioners, we have an important opportunity to work collaboratively to accelerate and scale up implementation of proven prevention and treatment strategies and measure their impact.


Dementia in the USA: state variation in prevalence

Background The number of dementia patients will increase over the next decades.

Coping strategies among conflict-affected adults in low- and middle-income countries: A…

10.1080/17441692.2015.1107117<br/>Maureen Seguin

Stigma and the etiology of depression among the obese: An agent-based exploration

Publication date: January 2016 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine, Volume 148 Author(s): Stephen J.

HIV and alcohol knowledge, self-perceived risk for HIV, and risky sexual behavior among young…

Background: Namibia’s HIV prevalence is 13.3 %.

Non-fatal self-poisoning in Sri Lanka: associated triggers and motivations

Background: Attempted or non-fatal self-poisoning is common in Sri Lanka.

Psychological distress and its effect on tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Ethiopia

Background: Psychological distress is the major comorbidity among tuberculosis (TB) patients.

Associations between parental hearing impairment and children’s mental health: Results from the…

Publication date: December 2015 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine, Volume 147 Author(s): Ingrid Borren, Kristian Tambs, Kristin Gustavson, Helga Ask, Bo Engdahl, Jon Martin Sundet Background Some previous studies indicate that parental hearing loss may have negative consequences in the parent–child relationship.

Action, Advocacy and Accountability in the Global NCD Effort Beyond 2015

This week on PLOS Translation Global Health, we hear from NCDFREE’s Jack and Juliette on the recent inaugural Global NCD Alliance Forum and youth leadership on Noncommunicable Diseases. From November 13-15 a delegation of over 200 health and advocacy professionals assembled in Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, for what was to be the first-ever global meeting of national and regional NCD Alliances and supporting groups: The Global NCD Alliance Forum. The central themes of the Forum were introduced by Jose Luis Castro, Chair of the NCD Alliance and Executive Director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. These formed three key pillars that would shape the keynote addresses, plenary sessions and workshops, held throughout the weekend.

The development and implementation of a theory-informed, integrated mother-child intervention…

Publication date: December 2015 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine, Volume 147 Author(s): Daisy R.

Internalized gay ageism, mattering, and depressive symptoms among midlife and older…

Publication date: December 2015 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine, Volume 147 Author(s): Richard G.

Does deterioration in mental health after smoking cessation predict relapse to smoking?

Background: It is possible that some people who quit smoking experience improved mental health after cessation and therefore remain abstinent, whereas other people who quit may experience worse mental health after cessation and therefore be more likely to relapse to smoking.

The mediating effect of discrimination, social support and hopelessness on self-rated health of…

Background: According to the EU-MIDIS report on discrimination, Roma are the most discriminated against group in Europe.

Transgender stigma and health: A critical review of stigma determinants, mechanisms, and…

Publication date: December 2015 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine, Volume 147 Author(s): Jaclyn M.

Coping among trauma-affected youth: a qualitative study

Background: Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has endured decades of conflict resulting in widespread experiences of conflict related trauma and destruction to health and social infrastructure.

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