Book review: How rotten is drug regulation in India?

  Over the past decade, India’s drug exports have doubled to over $24 billion per year. While its long-established and rapidly growing generics industry has earned the country the accolade of ‘pharmacy of the world’, Indian companies are now also running clinical trials and developing new innovative products, including one of the world’s first nasal […]

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FIFA’s anti-one love LGBTQ+ rights armband policy in the World Cup Qatar 2022: what could this mean to Global Health?

  The One Love armband, which includes a heart containing colours representative of all backgrounds, was proposed by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Working Group in 2020 in support of inclusion of people from diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions, including but not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+). […]

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Bridging the global health divide: reflections of scholars in the global south

  The agenda to decolonize global health has gained prominence internationally as a movement against the systematic dominance of former colonizing nations in research, policy and practice. A balanced composition of member representatives from different world bank regions seeks to address growing inequalities between nations. Scholarship programs have done a tremendous job harnessing resources for […]

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India’s rapid urbanization demands healthy urban planning: an opportunity to revive the WHO healthy cities approach?

  India has been transitioning from rural to quasi-urban due to rapid urbanization over the last two decades and is expected to continue in the coming years. It is estimated that 43.2% of India’s population, i.e., 675 million people, will reside in Urban conglomerates by 2035 (UN-Habitat 2022). While urbanization has provided economic growth and […]

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At COP27: Address the health impacts of climate change, focus on local solutions

  For many years, addressing climate change has largely hinged on macro-level government policies and market-driven approaches to halt emissions. While societal and economic shifts remain critical, we increasingly recognize the present, life-altering impacts of climate change on every aspect of life from food security and water access to health risks and economic challenges. Climate […]

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Mental health crisis in war-torn country – Ethiopia

  The 2019 novel coronavirus shocked the world beyond our wildest imagination. The severe impact of this pandemic hinted at the fragility of our public health policy, disaster preparedness, and global collaboration. This global crisis is not entirely unprecedented; different scientific community members have predicted this and warned us, with a minor or insignificant response. […]

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Global Health’s Identity Crisis

  Lately, the field of global health–led by journals like the BMJ Global Health that often set the discourse–has opened itself up for introspection. Researchers and writers from around the world have been critiquing the field, its theory and praxis. As encouraging as this attempt at introspection and critique is, it runs the risk of […]

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