The Acronyms that Divide Us

TLAs that every HCW Should Know to Better Understand the UNGA HLM on UHC and SDGs writes Alexander W. Peters . The Chair of Medicine (CoM) at a leading hospital cut me off mid-sentence, and I briefly lost my train of thought.  “What are NCDs?” he asked.  We had been discussing, in broad terms, how […]

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Do we really need more skilled health workers?

Do we really need more skilled health workers in a world of Artificial Intelligence and digital health ? Discusses Kenneth Yakubu  As at 2013, the world was in need of 7.2 million health workers and this shortage is projected to increase to 12.9 million by 2035. This number captures only the need for skilled health […]

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Our experience with rapid evidence synthesis: mid-level health providers (MLHPs) for Primary Health Care

  What does conducting rapid evidence synthesis for decision making look like? Sandeep Moola shares his experience for developing one on MLHPs for LMICs Historically, mid-level health providers (MLHPs) have been providing diagnostic and clinical services, in high-income countries (HICs) as well as resourced constrained settings in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). They are variously […]

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The public health imperative for advancing emergency care research in LMICs

Strong emergency care systems based on robust evidence are critical to advancing global health. Every minute counts when a patient is afflicted with a potentially life-threatening symptom or condition, and therefore it might seem daunting to consider conducting research in such acute conditions. But investment in emergency care research will be critical to achieving national […]

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Bridging the access gap for treatment of diarrhea

This week, the global public health community welcomed the World Health Organization’s decision to include co-packaged oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc on its Model List of Essential Medicines for Children (EMLc). This new global normative guidance is an important and enabling step toward improving access to first line treatments for children with diarrhea. This […]

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Des mesures pour protéger l’indépendance et l’intégrité de la recherche en santé mondiale

Katerini T. Storeng, Seye Abimbola, Dina Balabanova, David McCoy, Valéry Ridde, Véronique Filippi, Sidsel Roalkvam, Grace Akello, Melissa Parker et Jennifer Palmer au nom des signataires Document traduit avec Deepl puis corrigé par Maeva Belloiseau et Valéry Ridde .  The article was originally published in the BMJ Global Health as an Editorial titled, ” Action […]

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New maternal immunizations are on the horizon: Why the maternal health community must engage

Maternal immunization (MI) has long been implemented effectively to combat neonatal mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as well as in high-income countries. Vaccinating a woman during pregnancy enables the transfer of immunity to the fetus in utero, which can protect infants, particularly during the vulnerable first months of life before they can receive […]

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Violence against doctors in India: faltering justice systems, crippled health systems and broken dreams

  Early this week India woke up to the news of a mob of “so called” family members of one Mohammed Shahid, who had come in trucks and pelted stones in a Kolkata medical college alleging delay in handing over dead body . In the ensuing violence against doctors Dr Paribaha Mukhopadhaya, a junior doctor […]

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Can digital technology help reinvent primary healthcare in support of universal health coverage?

Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) – quality, accessible, affordable health services for everyone – has been on the global agenda for many years. Still, in the majority of countries it remains a lofty goal requiring ongoing commitment from the global health community on many fronts. Primary healthcare (PHC) has a unique role to play, not […]

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Why drowning is ignored – and what can be done about it

Drowning is the third leading cause of death by unintentional injury, killing an estimated 360,000 a year globally, the majority of whom are children. In particular, drowning presents a significant risk in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs) where 90% of drowning deaths occur. The majority of LMICs have no national waters safety plan, or even mention […]

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