Six Amazing Drugs in Development

Reposted with permission from Gap Medics At any one time, there are hundreds of drugs being developed around the world. Some of them could change Read More

Think scale! Engaging Private Pharmacies to Improve Public Health 

A version of this story first appeared on IDSA’s Science Speaks platform By Emily Delmotte Lisinopril 20 mg by mouth at 8am? Check. After verifying the Read More

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Mexican Doctor Studies at PIH University in Rwanda

Photo by / Zacharias Abubeker for UGHEDr. Kurt Figueroa (right) and Nurse Sebishyimbo François (left) see patients for their oncology consultations at Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda. Dr. Kurt Figueroa is a student at the University of Global Health Equity, a Partners In Health institution that launched in 2015 and trains health professionals in Rwanda how to manage the challenges of providing health care in poor places.


Does the edge effect impact on the measure of spatial accessibility to healthcare providers?

Spatial accessibility indices are increasingly applied when investigating inequalities in health.

Health needs of older populations affected by humanitarian crises in low- and middle-income…

The combination of global demographic changes and a growing number of humanitarian crises in middle-income countries that have a higher life expectancy has led to an increase in the number of older populations…

NCDs: refocusing our efforts just in time

0000-0002-1767-4576On December 9-11, the second NCDA forum will take place in Sharjah, UAE. The theme of the conference is aptly Stepping up the pace on NCDs: making 2018 count, providing a unique opportunity to unite and mobilise NCD civil society ahead of the 2018 UN High-level Meeting on NCDs. For the wider health and non-health audience, this blog post provides an insight into the current state of NCDs, and the exciting road ahead. Taking stock  The global burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) represents a crisis largely of our collective creation and poses a multitude of risks to everyone, everywhere. NCDs are the leading cause of mortality worldwide, with three in four of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries.

Donor-funded project’s sustainability assessment: a qualitative case study of a results-based…

Results-based financing (RBF) is emerging as a new alternative to finance health systems in many African countries.

Inequality in early childhood neurodevelopment in six poor rural counties of China: a…

Previous studies about inequality in children’s health focused more on physical health than the neurodevelopment.

Post Examines IMF Report On Income, Health Inequality In Sub-Saharan Africa

Brookings Institution: Figures of the week: Inequality in health and education outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa Dhruv Gandhi, research assistant for the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings, discusses the 2017 IMF Fiscal Monitor report, which “addresses trends in income inequality, its impact on health and educational outcomes, and policy options to address those gaps,” and highlights…More

A mixed-methods study of system-level sustainability of evidence-based practices in 12…

In recent decades, evidence-based practices (EBPs) have been broadly promoted in community behavioural health systems in the United States of America, yet reported EBP penetration rates remain low.

Study Finds Air Pollution Increases Health Risk For Unborn Children; UNICEF Says 17M Babies…

The Guardian: Air pollution harm to unborn babies may be global health catastrophe, warn doctors “Air pollution significantly increases the risk of low birth weight in babies, leading to lifelong damage to health, according to a large new study. The research was conducted in London, U.K., but its implications for many millions of women in…More

Transcript, Videos Of Washington Post Live HIV/AIDS Event Available Online

Washington Post: Transcript – Pathways to Progress: Combating the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Videos and a transcript of “Pathways to Progress: Combating the HIV/AIDS Epidemic,” a Washington Post Live event convening top health officials, researchers, and advocates for a discussion about HIV/AIDS, are available online (12/5).

Alliance members’ roles in collective field-building: an assessment of leadership and…

The Population Health Intervention Research Initiative for Canada (PHIRIC) is a multi-stakeholder alliance founded in 2006 to advance population health intervention research (PHIR).

Operationalizing mHealth to improve patient care: a qualitative implementation science…

Mobile health (mHealth) applications have proliferated across the globe with much enthusiasm, although few have reached scale and shown public health impact.

Incremental cost and cost-effectiveness of low-dose, high-frequency training in basic emergency…

Low-dose, high-frequency (LDHF) training is a new approach best practices to improve clinical knowledge, build and retain competency, and transfer skills into practice after training.

WHO Must Work With Wide Range Of Partners To Establish, Enforce Laws Against Fake Medicines

STAT: Are we making progress in the fight against fake medicines? Tim K. Mackey, associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine; fellow at the WHO Collaborating Center for Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector; director of health care research and policy at the University of California, San Diego,…More

MSF Calls On Global Community To Address Barriers To HIV Treatment Access In West, Central…

Médecins Sans Frontières: HIV: Delivering differently to reach people living with HIV in West and Central Africa MSF International Medical Secretary Mercedes Tatay writes, “This week, researchers, policymakers, clinicians, and activists involved in the HIV response will attend ICASA 2017, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Being at the heart of West and Central Africa, there is…More

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