Equity & Access

Featured

Muhammad Ashiq, Creative Commons

Broken Lives: A Health Crisis in Palestine

The Arabic word samoud means steadfast perseverance. However, the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip Read More

The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More

To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More

Latest

Welfare reform negatively impacts the health of single moms

Publication date: May 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 180 Author(s): Kimberly Narain, Marianne Bitler, Ninez Ponce, Gerald Kominski, Susan Ettner The Personal Responsibility Work Opportunity and Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 imposed time limits on the receipt of welfare cash benefits and mandated cash benefit sanctions for failure to meet work requirements.


Investing In Nutrition Critical To Improving Health Of Women, Girls, Paves Way For Reaching…

Huffington Post: Proper Nutrition Is Essential To Empowering Women And Girls Kristen Ostling, senior manager for advocacy and global impact, and Samantha Grills, policy and advocacy officer, both at the Micronutrient Initiative “…By investing in nutrition, societies become more sustainable and equal — a point most starkly reflected by the fact that 12 of the…More


Broken Lives: A Health Crisis in Palestine

Muhammad Ashiq, Creative Commons

The Arabic word samoud means steadfast perseverance. However, the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip Read More


Why We March for Food and Health in 2017

In Canada, our southern neighbour casts a long shadow, and 2017 commenced with a deep distemper in my community of practice on food and health. I had conversations with friends that ranged from glum (celebrating food seemed a bit pointless now, didn’t it?), to restrained (working for policy change in the health field has always been a long game), to bellicose (in a world where reality had been upended, direct confrontation was needed, now). The malaise suffused everything. I buried myself in the reassuring solitude of writing, and learned that others were trying to do the same. I tried to change my media habits: alternately glued to or avoiding social media; taking out new subscriptions to newspapers and magazines.


A rapid review of the rate of attrition from the health workforce

Attrition or losses from the health workforce exacerbate critical shortages of health workers and can be a barrier to countries reaching their universal health coverage and equity goals.


Child mortality, commodity price volatility and the resource curse

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 178 Author(s): Yousef Makhlouf, Neil M.


Comprehensive Approach, Greater Collaboration Needed To Achieve Global Access To Medicines

STAT: The global challenge of access to medicines Gregg Alton, executive vice president of commercial and access operations ALA for corporate and medical affairs at Gilead Sciences “Recent reports on the issue of access to medicines in developing countries are a clear reminder that biopharmaceutical companies — including Gilead Sciences — have an obligation to…More


The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More


To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More


[Articles] Community resource centres to improve the health of women and children in informal…

This community resource model seems feasible and replicable and may be protocolised for expansion.


Medicaid’s lasting impressions: Population health and insurance at birth

Publication date: March 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 177 Author(s): Heeju Sohn This article examines lasting mortality improvements associated with availability of Medicaid at time and place of birth.


Innovation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Impact – Shedding New Light on Child Brain…

Link: Innovation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Impact – Shedding New Light on Child Brain…


Perceived discrimination and low back pain among 28,532 workers in South Korea: Effect…

Publication date: March 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 177 Author(s): Nagyeong Lee, Hyoju Sung, Ji-Hwan Kim, Laura Punnett, Seung-Sup Kim Objectives This study investigated the association between workplace discrimination and low back pain among Korean workers and explored the role of labor union in the association.


State, USAID Working To Develop Implementation Plan For Mexico City Policy; NGOs Remain…

U.S. News & World Report: Global Gag Order Leaves NGOs Confused, U.S. Agencies Scrambling “Weeks after President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum banning federal funds for foreign nonprofits that perform or advise patients about abortion, the effects of the order are still not clear because officials in the U.S. and abroad are still trying…More


Older Posts »