Hub Selects

Featured

28093107675_00933a31f8_o

The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers

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

IMG-20160826-WA0015

The Art of Letting Go and the Mandate of Going Further

This piece was previously published in the National Medical Journal of India, Volume 29, Number 1, 2016, pages 30-31, and reprinted with permission.   In Read More

Rural Guatemala. Photo by Rob Tinworth, used with permission.

Food Producing Communities as Food Deserts

The view from Xejuyu’ is breathtaking: green fields of fresh berries, feathery carrot tops, and blossoming broccoli line the mountainsides. The majority of the residents Read More

Latest

Commentary: expectations for global health program prioritization from a selection of…

Some university curricula struggle to present evidence-based promotion of global health principles and global health diplomacy within an undergraduate setting.


The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers

28093107675_00933a31f8_o

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


ReRouting biomedical innovation: observations from a mapping of the alternative research and…

In recent years, the world has witnessed the tragic outcomes of multiple global health crises.


Understanding Ebola: the 2014 epidemic

Near the end of 2013, an outbreak of Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) began in Guinea, subsequently spreading to neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone.


The Art of Letting Go and the Mandate of Going Further

IMG-20160826-WA0015

This piece was previously published in the National Medical Journal of India, Volume 29, Number 1, 2016, pages 30-31, and reprinted with permission.   In Read More


Mapping of research on maternal health interventions in low- and middle-income countries: a…

Progress in achieving maternal health goals and the rates of reductions in deaths from individual conditions have varied over time and across countries.


A taste of change in the fight on obesity

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.


Deutsche Welle Interview on Non-Communicable Diseases

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:
http://m.dw.com/en/rwandas-health-system/av-19322050


Food Producing Communities as Food Deserts

Rural Guatemala. Photo by Rob Tinworth, used with permission.

The view from Xejuyu’ is breathtaking: green fields of fresh berries, feathery carrot tops, and blossoming broccoli line the mountainsides. The majority of the residents Read More


(No) Surprise! Olympians find it hard to resist junk food too

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.


Perspectives on the methods of a large systematic mapping of maternal health interventions

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.


The mental health and wellbeing of first generation migrants: a systematic-narrative review of…

First generation migrants are reportedly at higher risk of mental ill-health compared to the settled population.


Pediatric Critical Care in Botswana

4551782343_97b24fe1d5_o

Botswana is a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa that is widely considered a development success story. Although the country is hailed for its impressive Read More


Body image perception of African immigrants in Europe

Nutritional disorders are now spreading worldwide both in developed and developing countries.


Older Posts »