“Increase in global life expectancy offset by war, obesity…” | IHME
New Global Burden of Disease study reveals that income, education, and birth rates – while critical – are not the only keys to healthy living in 195 countries
Improvements in sanitation, immunizations, indoor air quality, and nutrition have enabled children in poor countries to live longer over the past 25 years, according...
Valuing older people: time for a global campaign to combat ageism
Today, for the first time in history, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. By 2050, the world’s population aged 60 years and older is expected to double to nearly 2 billion people, 80% of whom will live in lowand middle-income countries. The health of older people is unfortunately not keeping up with increasing longevity. The World report on ageing and health highlights great diversity in...
“The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers | GlobalHealthHub
The Global Health Hub features an article by Martha Vega on "The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers":
On July 15th, 2016, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank and co-founder of the non-governmental organization Partners in Health, presented striking evidence that childhood stunting is not simply an issue of decreased height, but of diminished mental capacity in...
End of China’s One-Child Policy Has Put Pressure on National Sperm Banks
"The End of China’s One-Child Policy Has Put Huge Pressure on the Nation’s Sperm Banks"
Infertility stalks up to 15% of Chinese couples. China is looking for quality sperm. Ever since the nation loosened its one-child family-planning policy earlier this year, its sperm banks have reported serious shortages as couples look for ways to expand their families. Infertility...
Congratulations to Tolbert Nyenswah, Liberian Deputy Minister of Health
Tolbert Nyenswah has been named winner of the Bloomberg Hopkins Emerging Leader Award. In honor of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Centennial this year, the $100,000 cash award was established by Bloomberg Philanthropies to recognize a Bloomberg School student or alumni with the potential to impact public health on a large scale...
UNSG’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines Report
Whether it’s the rising price of the EpiPen, or new outbreaks of diseases, like Ebola, Zika and yellow fever, the rising costs of health technologies and the lack of new tools to tackle health problems, like antimicrobial resistance, is a problem in rich and poor countries alike. According to a High-Level Panel convened to advise the UN Secretary-General on improving access to medicines, the world must take bold...
“100 things that have had impact of public health” | Chicago Tribune
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health turns 100 this year. The school came to life during a time when women frequently died during childbirth and infant mortality was a grave concern. Inadequate nutrition, sanitation and often-fatal diseases were common.
Since then, public-health agencies in the United States and abroad have had...
Doctors on Lookout for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Spain | NYT
After one patient dies of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in a hospital in Madrid, the Spanish authorities are closing following 200 other individuals:
Doctors are closely watching about 200 people in Spain after a patient at a hospital in Madrid died of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, the first time the disease has been found in Western Europe in...
Lancet: “Against the odds, Sir Lanka eliminates malaria
Through a recent publication in the Lancet, Rajitha Senaratne, Sri Lanka's health minister and Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO regional director focus on malaria in Sri Lanka and the WHO's cerfiication of a malaria-free Sri Lanka on September 5th, 2016:
Sri Lanka’s achievement in eliminating malaria, certified by WHO on Sept 5, 2016, is an inspiring public health...
CGH selects students for independently geared global health research
In the Spring of 2016, the Center for Global Health awarded 6 students the Global Health Field Research Award to defray their travel costs as they pursue global health research projects in a low-to middle-income country. The GHFRA expects significant independence and leadership from each of these students, as well as a strong mentorship foundation with their faculty mentor (the project's principle investigator) under who's larger project their work falls.
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