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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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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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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Let’s talk about sex – what has sexuality got to do with violence during global health fieldwork?

Valéry Ridde and colleagues recently published an Editorial entitled “It’s time to address sexual violence in academic global health”. While I support the call to fight the violence endured by women, I disagree with the authors in a number of respects. Sexual violence is not peculiar to global health The situations encountered when doing field […]

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Global Surgery doesn’t belong to the English Language

The English language cannot lay claim to the origins of surgical practice. Billroth and Langenbeck described their work in German; Dupuytren and Larrey in French; and Sushrutha in Sanskrit. During the twentieth century, English became the lingua franca of science (1). Its current status in academic communication creates both advantages and liabilities for academic global […]

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Human experiments and ethics – Global Health matters. 

Global Health can serve as an incubator to facilitate understanding of trans-disciplinary best practice approaches. The WHO is demonstrating its new approach to global health with swift action for basic research standards. Responding to the international scandal on targeted genetic intervention in humans,the WHO Director General talks about gene having unintended consequences and that the […]

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An open letter to the WLGH18 Steering Committee: The need to adopt an intersectional lens to the gender equity agenda in global health

The second Women Leaders in Global Health (WLGH) Conference is being held on 8-9 November 2018. The conference is committed to “celebrating and supporting women in global and public health” and “will highlight emerging and established women leaders in global health”, with a strong focus on mentoring. (1) While we appreciate and support the initiative, we […]

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