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The Rise of Violence Against Women up the Global Health Agenda

In recent years violence against women (VAW) has won itself a steady position on the global health policy agenda. Historically, women have faced power inequalities Read More

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Ebola vaccine shows promising results

Efficacy and effectiveness of an rVSV-vectored vaccine expressing Ebola surface glycoprotein: interim results from the Guinea ring vaccination cluster-randomised trial   Source: Ebola vaccine shows Read More

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Health Aid: Insights From A Review Of Cost-Effectiveness Studies

Health Aid Is Allocated Efficiently, But Not Optimally according to a new review of cost-effectiveness studies published in Health Affairs. Source: Health Aid Is Allocated Efficiently, Read More

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The Rise of Violence Against Women up the Global Health Agenda

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In recent years violence against women (VAW) has won itself a steady position on the global health policy agenda. Historically, women have faced power inequalities Read More


On est ensemble: social capital and maternal health care use in rural Cameroon

Background: Every day approximately 1500 women worldwide die due to pregnancy or childbirth related complications.


Ebola vaccine shows promising results

Ebola

Efficacy and effectiveness of an rVSV-vectored vaccine expressing Ebola surface glycoprotein: interim results from the Guinea ring vaccination cluster-randomised trial   Source: Ebola vaccine shows Read More


Health Aid: Insights From A Review Of Cost-Effectiveness Studies

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Health Aid Is Allocated Efficiently, But Not Optimally according to a new review of cost-effectiveness studies published in Health Affairs. Source: Health Aid Is Allocated Efficiently, Read More


Efficacy and Long-Term Safety of a Dengue Vaccine in Regions of Endemic Disease — NEJM

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A new study on a Dengue Vaccine from The New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates an unexplained higher incidence of hospitalization for dengue in year 3 Read More


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So, I just watched The Gunman (I was stuck on an airplane, okay?). Maybe it was the jet-lag. Or maybe it was the fact that I am still somewhat crabby from Haiti, but I have to say that I just found the portrayal of aid workers and aid NGOs, well, offensive. Not to be all dramatic […]


“Ketamine: a growing global health-care need”

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  Ketamine is a valued anesthetic tool in all clinical practice settings. In LMICs, however, ketamine is indispensable for addressing the growing burden of surgical Read More


Trial of Early ARVs and Isoniazid Preventive Therapy in Africa

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Early ARVs and 6 months of IPT led to lower rates of severe illness than did deferred ARVs and no IPT. A Trial of Early Antiretrovirals and Read More


Burgeoning burden of non-communicable diseases in Nepal: a scoping review

In the last decades, prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has escalated in Nepal.


Rwanda’s Quest for Universal Health Coverage

The following essay on Rwanda’s Quest for Universal Health Coverage was featured in the Commonwealth Health Partnerships annual booklet, which is now available online: http://www.commonwealthofnations.org/wp-content/ebooks/CHP15/#/102/

I encourage you to look over the various essays on topics related to UHC, ageing, governance, NCDs, and much more throughout this publication.


Psychosocial job characteristics, wealth, and culture: differential effects on mental health in…

Background: Most research on the influence of psychosocial job characteristics on health status has been conducted within affluent Western economies.


A study of mobile phone use among patients with noncommunicable diseases in La Paz, Bolivia:…

Background: While global momentum supporting mobile health (mHealth) research and development is increasing, it is imperative to assess the potential fit of mHealth programs in local settings.


Teaching global health with simulations and case discussions in a medical student selective

Background: Among US medical schools, demand for Global Health (GH) programs continues to grow.


Implementation of an electronic fingerprint-linked data collection system: a feasibility and…

Background: Patient identification within and between health services is an operational challenge in many resource-limited settings.


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