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My global health journal list

In this post, I would like to offer some thoughts on global health journals. My goal is to assist readers of this blog who consume, Read More

We Need Your Ideas: Help Us Find the Next Breakthrough Opportunity for Designing Provider Incentives

The Global Health Delivery Project is partnering with the Commonwealth Fund to find the next Breakthrough Opportunity in Designing Provider Incentives, and we need your Read More

The HIV/AIDS pandemic, explained in 9 maps and charts – Vox

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NIAID Director Highlights Lessons From 3 Decades Of Responding To Infectious Disease Outbreaks

NIH: Three decades of responding to infectious disease outbreaks “…In an essay in Annals of Internal Medicine published online [Tuesday], [Anthony S. Fauci, director of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),] reflects on the ways efforts have been marshaled to address infectious disease outbreaks of the past three decades. … The…More


Devex Explores Drone Use In Humanitarian Situations, Coordination Among Aid Groups

Devex: Drone, meet the humanitarian cluster approach “…UAVs are increasingly being recognized by humanitarian organizations for their potential effectiveness in disaster response, helping teams safely observe situations in real-time during emergencies or quickly collect damage assessment information in remote areas. Drones can also provide ‘Wi-Fi in the sky’ to get communities back online following a…More


The WHO Global conference on NCDs in Montevideo, Uruguay: Towards an integral response to the…

On behalf of the Latin American Network for Multidisciplinary Research on Chronic Diseases A 46-year-old woman affected by a heart attack in Zimbabwe, a (male) heavy smoker aged 68 and recently diagnosed with lung cancer in Australia, a 52-year-old Indonesian man with neurological stroke sequelae due to long-term undiagnosed hypertension, …  All of them share underlying determinants and face the consequences of a rising global epidemic: non-communicable diseases (NCDs), as they are commonly labelled. These “socially transmitted conditions”—as some (other) people would prefer to call them—are  estimated to account for 63% of global mortality nowadays. It is predicted that they will account for around 70% of global deaths by 2030, if business continues as usual. Even more importantly, NCDs are also significantly related to preventable premature mortality and disability. Each year, 15 million people between the ages of 30 and 69 die from an NCD.


Time to take the conversation on adolescent health out of airconditioned conference rooms, and…

From October 27th to 29th, New Delhi, a wonderfully vibrant, colorful and youthful city, hosted over 1000 delegates and 125 youths from 65 different countries exploring issues related to adolescent health. The 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health, themed “Investing in Adolescent Health – The Future is now” was organized by the International Association for Adolescent Health in partnership with donors and consortium partners. As two public health researchers working in the field of adolescent health in Tanzania, we were more than happy to be at the conference, as you can imagine. The event featured 8 keynote lectures, 4 plenaries, 3 debates, 81 oral presentations and over 100 poster presentations.


Is the Future of Global Healthcare Made in China?

On the 15th of August 2017 the newly appointed director of WHO Tedros Adhanom made his first official visit to China. After three days Tedros left with a pledge of 20 million dollars more and a clarified plan to use China’s One belt One Road initiative as the backbone of global healthcare reforms targeting women, children, teens and emergencies. This is just the latest in China’s growing trend of commitment to global health, clearly a different tone than that being set by US President Donald Trump whose most recent budget proposal saw him attempting to slash international healthcare funding by 1/3. Although China has been engaging in health aid from the Mao era on, China’s “global health” journey really began eleven years ago for China, after the SARS epidemic, with an overhaul of their own healthcare system called the Rural Co-operative Medical Care System. This initiative extended healthcare options to China’s 800 million rural resident and expanded China’s current healthcare coverage to 94.7% of its population


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The Parent as Coach: New Group Coaching Program

; The Parent as Coach Parenting older kids is tricky. They still need our love, attention and protection, but they’re not tiny any more. The approaches that worked with little [ read more brave ]


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October 2017 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The October 2017 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, and research and policy articles on various issues, including a call for papers on the theme of vision and the future of eye care in health; a news article on communicating science-based messages on vaccines; and a research paper on…More


Upload Once, Blog Anywhere: Photos from Google

Wouldn’t it be great if you could browse, search, and insert photos from your Google account right to your blog posts and pages? Now you can.


The ABCs of cervical cancer prevention in remote locations

In 2014, DB Peru launched The Amazon Community-Based Participatory Cervical Cancer Prevention Programme as a collaborative approach to screening and treatment of cervical cancer in Lower Napo River (LNR) communities in the Peruvian Amazon. In the remote LNR, shaping a programme that addressed community needs, such as health literacy and improving access to healthcare, as well as ensuring a high level of clinical gynaecological care, was a challenge. In preparation, we collated a range of diverse resources from around the world. We gathered knowledge at international conferences, spoke to professionals at the coal-face of cancer prevention in low-resource settings, sourced donations from a range of companies, and collaborated with local government services. Most importantly, we worked beside communities to understand their needs, and shape local solutions to education, screening and treatment of cervical cancer.


Taking the pulse of heart disease

On Saturday 26 – Wednesday 30 August, the world’s largest cardiovascular congress will take place In Barcelona, Spain. The ESC congress will convene global experts and present advancements in cardiovascular medicine worldwide. To bring us up to speed on all thing cardiovascular health, Dr Anna Beale ‘takes the pulse’ of heart disease in this piece.   In 2017, healthcare spending continues to rise globally. Total health expenditure as a percentage of total GDP increased from 8.5% in 1995 to 9.8% in 2014


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The Global Action Plan for Physical Activity

This month the World Health Organization launched the consultation on the draft global action plan to promote physical activity. The development of this action plan represents unprecedented high-level support for the physical activity agenda and reflects the advancement in science as well as the effective advocacy efforts of many NGOs and civil society. The development of the draft action plan was informed by a group of global experts representing a range of sectors including health, sport, transport, and urban planning, and spanning academics, practitioners and policymakers. The multi-sectoral nature of this group is reflective of the clear intent of the action plan – to highlight the contribution that physical activity can make to a broad range of non-health agendas, and to encourage a comprehensive and coherent response to global and national action. The over-arching goal of the strategy is to get one hundred million people more active by 2030.


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