Category Archives: Global Health

Monitoring Sustainable Development Goal 3: how ready are the health information systems in low-income and middle-income countries?

by Juliet Nabyonga-Orem BMJ Glob Health, 2017;2:e000433, October 2017 5 pp. 278 kB https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5663251/pdf/bmjgh-2017-000433.pdf While keeping the health MDG agenda, SDG3 embraces the growing challenge of noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors. The broader scope of the SDG agenda, the … Continue reading

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Health at a Glance 2017: OECD Indicators

OECD Publishing, 2017 220 pp. 5.8 MB – download as PDF at: http://www.oecd.org/health/health-systems/health-at-a-glance-19991312.htm This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the health status of populations and health system performance in OECD countries. … Continue reading

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Understanding Climate’s Influence on Human Evolution

by Leslie Aiello, Ray Bernor, René Bobe et al. National Research Council; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Board on Earth Sciences and Resources; Committee on the Earth System Context for Hominin Evolution, 2010 129 pp. 3.0 MB https://download.nap.edu/cart/download.cgi?record_id=12825 The … Continue reading

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Tracking progress towards universal coverage for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health

by Ties Boerma, Jennifer Requejo, Cesar Victora et al. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), 2017 102 pp. 10.4 MB https://data.unicef.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Countdown-2030.pdf This new report includes profiles on 81 countries which together account for 95% of … Continue reading

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INSPIRE: Seven strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

by Alexander Butchart, Susan Hillis, Angela Burton et al. World Health Organization, 2016 108 pp. 1.1 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/207717/1/9789241565356-eng.pdf?ua=1 Globally, hundreds of millions of children – up to one billion – have experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence in the past … Continue reading

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Saving livelihoods saves lives 2017

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2018 78 pp. 9.7 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/I8463EN.pdf The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 reported both a rise in the absolute number of people affected by chronic hunger … Continue reading

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Online course: Global Health and Disability

The three week course aims to raise awareness about the importance of health and well-being of people with disabilities in the context of the global development agenda: Leaving no one behind. This course is designed for anyone with a professional … Continue reading

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Family medicine around the world: overview by region

by Neil Arya, Christine Gibson, David Ponka et al. Canadian Family Physician, June 2017, 63 (6) 436-441 6 pp. 131 kB http://www.cfp.ca/content/63/6/436.full-text.pdf The object of the study was to demonstrate how family medicine has been recognized and integrated into primary … Continue reading

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Draft thirteenth general programme of work 2019–2023

Promote health, keep the world safe, serve the vulnerable World Health Organization, January 2018 45 pp. 1.0 MB http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/EB142/B142_3-en.pdf?ua=1 There is a palpable sense of energy and excitement at the World Health Organization (WHO) these days, as witnessed during last … Continue reading

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Historical perspective: Revisiting the St. Lucia Project, a multi-year comparison trial of schistosomiasis control strategies

by Julianne A. Ivy, Charles H. King, Joseph A. Cook et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(1): e0006223 – January 31, 2018 7 pp. 1.8 MB http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0006223&type=printable In 1965, the government of St. Lucia and the Rockefeller Foundation undertook … Continue reading

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