Equity at the intersection of tuberculosis and disability

  One in seven people—more than one billion individuals worldwide—have some form of disability. One in four people, or 1.7 billion individuals, are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the infectious agent that causes tuberculosis (TB). TB is a disease that causes visible and invisible disabilities, a disease whose treatment can cause disability, and a disease which disproportionately affects […]

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An opportunity to step up: World Field Epidemiology Day

  The COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing multi-country monkeypox outbreak have shown that competent field epidemiologists are needed worldwide, now more than ever. As we commemorate World Field Epidemiology Day, we are presented with another chance to reflect on the emergence and development of field epidemiology training programmes (FETPs) across the world. Many more people […]

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The impact of the war on the healthcare system in Ukraine

  On February 24, 2022, Russia commenced a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine. The targeting of healthcare facilities has become part of the strategy and tactics of Russian invaders. The Ukrainian healthcare system was not exemplary even in peacetime. People suffering from chronic diseases often faced interruptions in the supply of medicines, doctors complained about […]

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Open letter to London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The following is an open letter calling the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s (LSHTM) Senior Management to meet essential workers’ demands of fair treatment and pay, and to ask for the immediate annulation of disciplinary sanctions faced by some workers engaged in union activities and campaigns.   Dear Professor Liam Smeeth, and Senior […]

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The thin line between lobbying and corruption: health advocacy

  What is corruption? What image comes to mind when you see the word corruption? I was born and raised in Nigeria and I associate corruption with Ghana must go bags, agbada, bullion vans, and animals swallowing money before vanishing. Lobbying never comes to mind. Lobbying conjures images of placards, campaigns for social issues and […]

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If global health equity is to stand a chance, the UK must cancel its plans to offshore asylum seekers to Rwanda

  The United Kingdom (UK) government’s recently announced plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda for offshore processing and never allow them to return to the UK raise major health and human rights concerns. The UK defends the policy by saying it aims to break smuggling networks and stem migration flow across the channel; a […]

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COVID-19 could slow the humanitarian response for the Ukraine crisis

  COVID-19 incidence is decreasing after a recent surge across Europe. However, 2.8 million deaths were reported in the week 20th April just after COVID-19 precautions throughout the EU have been scaled back dramatically. Poland, which has welcomed the majority of Ukrainian refugees, ended its indoor mask mandate on March 28 for all public spaces […]

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