On July 15th, 2016, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank and co-founder of the non-governmental organization Partners in Health, presented striking evidence Read More
Some university curricula struggle to present evidence-based promotion of global health principles and global health diplomacy within an undergraduate setting.
In recent years, the world has witnessed the tragic outcomes of multiple global health crises.
Near the end of 2013, an outbreak of Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) began in Guinea, subsequently spreading to neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Progress in achieving maternal health goals and the rates of reductions in deaths from individual conditions have varied over time and across countries.
This week on PLOS Translational Global Health, Dr Mats Junek and the team from NCDFREE explore Mexico’s success with progressive, fiscal food policies – and how in public health, it is the brave who lead us to a healthier future. In 2014, Mexican legislation placing a one peso per litre (approximately 10%) tax on all sugar sweetened beverage (SSB) sales came into effect. The average Mexican consumes 163 L of SSBs per year, the equivalent of 16 kg of pure sugar (1). Up to 14% of the population has diabetes, and over 70 000 people die each year due to complications of the disease. Action on this heavy burden of disease was overdue.
June 10, 2016
Here, I am interviewed by Deutsche Welle, the German Broadcast Service for foreign countries, during the 2016 World Economic Forum, which was held in Kigali. This discussion was around the impact of non-communicable disease on development and the need to create health systems and sustainable partnerships to support the delivery of quality care. I share my perspective on how a multi-sectorial approach and teamwork is essential to reach each patient at the right time.
The full interview with all participants is available at:
This week, as Rio wraps up and the world looks towards Tokyo, Ali Jones from The George Institute for Global Health, along with Dr Sandro Demaio and Dr Phillip Baker, explore the recent concerning realities of junk food in our Games. Mouths were agape this month as pictures emerged from Rio of snaking lines outside McDonald’s in the athletes’ village, and Instagram posts circulated of Olympians at tables strewn with familiar golden arched wrapping. Provided free as a marketing stunt – imposing a 20 item limit was not enough to alleviate the chaos. As one Samoan swimmer said “We’re so pathetic…It’s raining, and we’re waiting in line for McDonald’s.” Averaging 1,350 calories in a single McDonald’s meal, Olympic athletes are ironically among the few who do enough physical activity to expend the energy contained in such fast foods.
Mapping studies describe a broad body of literature, and differ from classical systematic reviews, which assess more narrowly-defined questions and evaluate the quality of the studies included in the review.
First generation migrants are reportedly at higher risk of mental ill-health compared to the settled population.
Nutritional disorders are now spreading worldwide both in developed and developing countries.