Category Archives: Other Publications

Violence on the Front Line: Attacks on Health Care in 2017

by Carol Bales and Leonard Rubenstein Safeguarding Health In Conflict Coalition Members, 2018 51 pp. 9.7 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/SHCC2018final.pdf In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the … Continue reading

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World Health Organization Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics

First edition (2018) – Executive summary 36 pp. 1.1 MB http://www.who.int/medical_devices/diagnostics/EDL_ExecutiveSummary_15may.pdf Today, many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services. Many are incorrectly diagnosed. As a result, they do not receive the treatment … Continue reading

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization – Vol. 96, Nr 5, May 2018

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/96/5/en/ Highlights from the May 2018 issue: §  Earlier diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain §  Yellow fever: air travel and epidemic potential §  Attempting to eliminate malaria in Zambia §  Integrating tuberculosis and HIV care in South … Continue reading

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Management of errors and development cooperation

Did the arsenic disaster in Bangladesh lead to consequences? by Helmut Jaeger curare – Journal of Medical Anthropology, 40(2017)4 10 pp. 132 kB https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Delivery.cfm/SSRN_ID3164042_code2979899.pdf? abstractid=3164042&mirid=1 The precautionary principle is widely accepted in international law to guide decisions about proposed interventions. … Continue reading

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Health & Social Protection News & Notes 03/2018

Dear colleagues, HESP News & Notes issue 03/2018 has been published (31 pp. 1.0 MB) and can be downloaded here. The United Nations has released its annual World Happiness Report, which lists Finland as the happiest country and Burundi as … Continue reading

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World Happiness Report 2018

by John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard and Jeffrey D. Sachs The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), March 2018 172 pp. 2.6 MB https://s3.amazonaws.com/happiness-report/2018/WHR_web.pdf The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The World Happiness … Continue reading

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The Global Health 50/50 Report: How gender-responsive are the world’s most influential global health organisations?

by Sarah Hawkes, Kent Buse, Claudia Ahumada et al. University College London Centre for Gender and Global Health, 2018 56 pp. 4.9 MB https://globalhealth5050.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/GH5050-Report- 2018_Final.pdf The Global Health 50/50 Report, the first of its kind, provides a comprehensive review of … Continue reading

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How’s Life? Measuring Well-being

by Carrie Exton, Carlotta Balestra, Kate Scrivens et al. OECD Publishing, Paris, 2017 462 pp. 6.2 MB https://web.uniroma2.it/module/name/Content/newlang/english/action/showattach/att ach_id/26146 The book charts the promises and pitfalls for people’s well-being in 35 OECD countries and 6 partner countries. It presents the … Continue reading

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Bulletin of the World health Organisation – Volume 96, Number 3, March 2018

Highlights from the March 2018 issue: §  Call for papers: prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases §  The public health response to hearing loss §  Ensuring access to medicines §  Interview: Carol Brayne and the epidemiology of dementia §  Using … 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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