After Argentina, other Latin American and Caribbean countries should not be afraid to debate abortion legalisation Author : Madeleine ElderMadeleine Elder is a political and regulatory risk specialist at Cefeidas Group, an international advisory firm based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her focus is on healthcare. All views expressed are her own. On August 8, … [Read more...] about After Argentina, other Latin American and Caribbean countries should not be afraid to debate abortion legalisation
Posted on August 16, 2018August 15, 2018This post was originally published on the Women and Health Initiative’s website on 15 August 2018. A new paper in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth presents the results of the second phase of a collaborative process to develop a comprehensive monitoring framework for the “Strategies towards ending preventable … [Read more...] about Developing a Measurement Framework for Social, Political and Economic Determinants of Maternal Health
Posted on August 14, 2018August 2, 2018By: Lily W. Lee, President, ALMATA, Division of Avegen Pte Ltd.; Mark Allen, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Merck for Mothers; Sumiti Saharan, Design and Research Director, Avegen Pte Ltd.On a global basis, incorporating patients’ voices as part of the health care ecosystem is now well accepted and widespread. Evidence shows … [Read more...] about Voice and Choice of Mothers: Health Decision-Making Dynamics Among Women in Urban India
Fixed-dose combination therapy for cardiovascular disease: what can we learn from HIV? One of the many people living with HIV alongside other chronic conditions discussing the challenge of keeping up with complex treatment regimens. Author : Helen BygraveHelen Bygrave is a GP in London and serves as the Non-communicable Disease Advisor for the MSF Access … [Read more...] about Fixed-dose combination therapy for cardiovascular disease: what can we learn from HIV?
Hurricane Hector has been a ‘Major Hurricane’ in the Central Pacific for the past week. At one point, the hurricane was nearly categorized as a Category 5 hurricane, however weakened, and is currently a Category 3 hurricane (i.e. ~120 mph winds as of 8AM Hawaiian Standard Time (HST), 9 August 2018). The storm is moving west at ~16 mph, and was ~350 miles southwest … [Read more...] about Hurricane Hector
Posted on August 8, 2018August 7, 2018By: Adya Misra, Associate Editor, PLOS ONEMedecines sans Frontieres (MSF) hosted their annual scientific research day at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, United Kingdom on 24 May 2018. MSF is perhaps best known for the medical work they do in the most challenging conditions around the world. The association, made up mainly of health … [Read more...] about “Hoping for Life While Fearing Death”: Insights Into Maternal Health From the MSF Scientific Research Day
Earlier this morning, a large areal extent of dust advected off the coast of Africa. The new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – 20 (NOAA-20) satellite, launched into orbit back in November 2017, captured the dust via Near-Constant Contrast (NCC) product at 0323Z, 1 August 2018. NCC, a derived product of the Day/Night Band (DNB) uses a sun/moon … [Read more...] about Dust off the coast of Africa!
Posted on August 1, 2018July 30, 2018By: Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action, around 50%. Increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding is an effective strategy for preventing diarrhea, a leading cause of poor nutritional status and death among infants. Researchers at the Mumbai-based non-profit Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action (SNEHA) … [Read more...] about Working with Government Systems to Improve Exclusive Breastfeeding Practices in Urban Informal Settlements of India
It has been a very active fire season in California. Another fire burning in the state, is the Carr Fire, located in Shasta County, just west of Redding, CA. Over 44,000+ acres have burned with only 3% containment as of 27 July 2018. According to sources, the mechanical failure of a vehicle is presumed to be the cause of the fire. The Carr Fire was observed by the Near-Constant … [Read more...] about Carr Fire
Neglected Tropical Diseases and Disability - What is the Link? Author : Hannah KuperHannah Kuper is Director of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, UK. There are many different ways of defining disability. Essentially, people who are disabled have an underlying impairment (such as … [Read more...] about Neglected Tropical Diseases and Disability