World Health Statistics 2016: Monitoring health for the SDGs. Suchita Shah: The lost brigade—why diasporas matter to global health – The BMJ. Reflections on the second UK-East African Healthcare Summit, London 2017 Talk of nations, national borders, and national identities has become a part of the ideological foreplay that inevitably leads up to big political events.
As the UK general election looms, there couldn’t be a more apt time to consider what “homeland” means to us in the context of global health. Diaspora, from the Greek “diaspeirein” (to disperse), refers to people dispersed from their original homeland. According to World Bank data, more than 247 million people, or 3.4% of the world population, live outside their countries of birth.
So how can we rethink the role that diaspora communities play in global health? Approximately 32.6 million people worldwide belong to the African diaspora. Economic investment and public-private partnerships There are major foreign investment and public-private partnership (PPP) opportunities in East African healthcare. Workforce development, knowledge exchange, and closing the stable door. Econometrics of suffering: Health policy, economics & human life — GLOBAL HEALTH GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME. Econometrics is the application of statistical and mathematical methods in the field of economics to describe the numerical relationships between key economic forces such as capital, interest rates and labour.
In the push to convince Bank managers to fund nutrition, a metrics of nutrition was created in which theoretical models were used to draw relationships between nutritional gains, labour, discount rates and productivity. Using these models, the previously unquantifiable such as the value of years of lost life, or disability-free life years could be numerically expressed and thus be entered into calculations.
This dialogue is the only on that is permitted and used in the Bank. Public-Private Partnerships: GLOBAL HEALTH PANACEAS? — GLOBAL HEALTH GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME. By Janelle Winters Nearly one billion people worldwide received preventative drug treatments for at least one disease in 2015, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recently released report on integrated control of neglected tropical diseases.
Much of this record-high treatment has been accomplished through mass-drug administration with drugs donated from pharmaceutical companies, in partnership with the WHO. In current WHO Director General Margaret Chan’s words, such public-private partnerships (PPPs) ‘bring science to bear on the most neglected diseases’. In fact, the WHO report boldly states that the sustainable development goals (SDGs) ‘can be realized only’ through ‘strong commitments’ to global partnerships between governments, the private sector, and civil society.
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'Screen-and-treat' scheme for hepatitis B may prevent deadly complications. Theconversation. Eating more fruit and vegetables and cutting back on red and processed meat will make you healthier.
That’s obvious enough. But as chickens and cows themselves eat food and burn off their own energy, meat is a also major driver of climate change. Going veggie can drastically reduce your carbon footprint. This is all at a personal level. What about when you multiply such changes by 7 billion people, and factor in a growing population? In our latest research, colleagues and I estimate that changes towards more plant-based diets in line with the WHO’s global dietary guidelines could avert 5m-8m deaths per year by 2050. Food-related greenhouse gas emissions would also be cut by more than two thirds. Future projections of diets paint a grim picture. A bigger population, eating a worse diet, means that by 2050 food-related GHG emissions will take up half of the “emissions budget” the world has for limiting global warming to less than 2℃. GetSharedSiteSession?rc=4&redirect= Cleaning up the herbal healers. “I have four leading brands, but the one that moves like water is Venecare.”
Theodore Tetteh is founder of the Tinatett Herbal company. “Anything that has got to do with sexually transmitted disease – but not HIV – it takes care of it, just like that.” It also takes care of the pain men sometimes feel when they urinate, he says, sounding increasingly evangelical. And another reason people like it so much is that, according to Tetteh, it improves their sex lives. “It’s the fastest-moving product in the country, and it works like magic.”
Tetteh is sitting in one of his 15 herbal medicine shops, in the Spintex Road industrial area of Accra, Ghana’s capital city. News and views in healthy development. How the genomics revolution could finally help Africa. Nana Kofi Acquah The genomes of Africans and people of recent African descent house a huge amount of diversity that scientists have only begun to explore.
It took a public-health disaster for the Zimbabwean government to recognize the power of precision medicine. THE WORLD BANK AND GLOBAL HEALTH. Why China Could be a Game Changer for Global Health. With its growing international integration, China is becoming a major actor in global health issues.
By Charlotte Röhren for The Diplomat April 22, 2017 Many of today’s greatest risks to global health originate in China. The latest outbreak of avian flu has claimed more than 160 lives since October 2016, triggering memories of earlier pandemics like SARS. The virus H7N9 has not yet spread to other countries, but according to international health authorities, it does have pandemic potential. So, what is the World Bank’s business model? — GLOBAL HEALTH GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME. Another widespread view of the Bank holds that it consists only of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA) (also figure 1).
This is not least the case because these two institutions “share the same country-based business model and operational policies”[vii]. Theconversation. In the three decades following World War II it became an almost universal belief of nutritional scientists that protein deficiency was the most serious and widespread dietary deficiency in the world.
Improving protein nutrition became a high priority for UN agencies, such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation. This problem was perceived to be so serious and widespread that in many developing countries most children were thought to suffer some degree of protein malnutrition – a condition the medical establishment called “kwashiorkor”. (Kwashiorkor is a word from the Ga language of West Africa that means “the disease of the deposed child”.) IDMC Grid 2016 - Global Report on Internal Displacement. Conflict, violence and disasters internally displaced 27.8 million people in 2015, subjecting a record number of men, women and children to the trauma and upheaval of being forcibly displaced within their own country.
"This is the equivalent of the combined populations of New York City, London, Paris and Cairo grabbing what they can carry, often in a state of panic, and setting out on a journey filled with uncertainty," said Jan Egeland, the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). If 100 people lived on earth. Life expectancy increased by 5 years since 2000, but health inequalities persist. Digital Principles. On the equal validity of methods in Global Health research — GLOBAL HEALTH GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME. What is public health? Some reflections for teaching – #ScotPublicHealth. From time to time I am asked to explain Public Health to students, colleagues from other disciplines or a more general audience. A traditional approach might be to structure such a session around the three domains of Public Health (health improvement, health protection, quality improvement), building on specific examples:
Uprooted by war, Syrian mother gets help to beat depression. Looking back now, Noor* can see clearly the impact her depression had on her behaviour and relationships. At the time, however, as a refugee struggling to raise three children alone in Jordan’s Za’atari camp, the 45-year-old from rural Damascus couldn’t recognize there was a problem. “People around me told me they had noticed changes in my behaviour,” Noor remembers.
“I was aggressive, anxious around my kids, and my relationships with friends and family were becoming difficult. I can see it now.