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Creating Consensus on HICs’ Global Surgery Efforts in the Developing World

Today, 830 childbearing women will die from avoidable causes, mainly in the developing world, and mainly from lack of surgical intervention. (1,2) They are among Read More

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85% Of Cervical Cancer Deaths Occur In Low- To Middle-Income Countries, WHO’s Cancer Agency…

U.N. News Centre: Low- and middle-income countries bear disproportionate burden of cervical cancer — U.N. agency “Noting that cervical cancer kills more than 250,000 women every year and that 85 percent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, the United Nations health agency underlined the importance of vaccinating girls against the cancer-causing virus…More

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Investing in Human Resources via Education Is Essential to Improving Access to Surgical and Anesthetic Care Across the Globe

The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery published a report on the state of global surgery in April 2015 reporting the staggering statistic that “5 billion Read More

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Understanding reproductive health choices in LMICs

Dr Lalage Katunga holds a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology and a Masters in Public Health. Her research is focused on understanding factors that influence health-outcomes in understudied populations. She has experience working in the sub-Saharan Africa and is currently a Research Fellow at Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO. This week she stresses the importance of championing the full -picture of women’s empowerment and agency in LMICs, not just reproductive rights. One of the central challenges of global health is reproductive health.

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GlaxoSmithKline Taking Steps To Help Reduce Drug Prices In Lower-Income Countries

The Guardian: GlaxoSmithKline to lower drug prices in poorer countries “GlaxoSmithKline is taking action to make medicines more affordable in developing countries, including waiving patent protection for new drugs in the world’s poorest nations. … The measures will affect 85 countries, helping more than two billion people, and benefit Africa most, according to GSK. Any…More

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Gender gap matters in maternal mortality in low and lower-middle-income countries: A study of…

10.1080/17441692.2016.1162318<br/>Seung-Ah Choe

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CGD’s ‘Millions Saved’ Features Global Health Case Studies From LMICs

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Millions Saved: Time for Optimism, but Not Complacency in Global Health Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs, director of global health policy, and senior fellow; Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst; and Lauren Post, program associate, all with CGD, describe the organization’s newest edition of Millions Saved, a…More

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Closing the data gaps for surgical care delivery in LMICs

In their study in The Lancet Global Health, Tarsicio Uribe-Leitz and colleagues1 find great discrepancies in surgical outcomes across the regions of the world.1 The authors examined three procedures that are fairly standardised in their operative indications and techniques (caesarean delivery, appendectomy, and groin hernia repair), and thus for which reporting should be nearly uniform. By undertaking a robust systematic review, Uribe-Leitz and colleagues have shown that quality surgical outcome data are a relatively void zone in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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@PLOSMedicine: Dementia Guidelines, COIs + Dz Definitions, Cervical Cancer Neglect

This week PLOS Medicine publishes the following new articles: Image Credit: Dierk Schaefer, Flickr Ethical issues are important for clinical practice guidelines (CPG) to address, for the medical profession to understand how to approach patient care, and for patients, their relatives, and the general public seeking information and advice. Daniel Strech and colleagues find that twelve national dementia CPGs include only half of 31 ethical issues identified as important in patient care. The study suggests that, although clinical practice guidelines are meant to improve standards through evidence-based information on benefits and harms, clinical practice guideline development manuals worldwide fail to address how to include disease-specific ethical issues. Ray Moynihan and colleagues assess expert members of panels making decisions about definitions or diagnostic criteria for common conditions in the US, which were published in heathcare guidelines, and report that most members had industry ties.

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