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Why Is There No Funding For Non-Communicable Diseases?

In his insightful new piece, Why Is There No Funding For Non-Communicable Diseases?, Dr. Luke Allen of Oxford’s Nuffield online casino Department of Population Health assesses why non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have received so little attention from the global health community.

Coronary artery disease among first generation immigrants

In this article, Rachael Stovall and David Watkins of the University of Washington School of Medicine review the evidence on whether  coronary artery disease (CAD) among first generation immigrants to Western countries increases with duration of residence. They find limited evidence for an association between duration of residence and CAD risk, but they highlight the need […]

Building capacity for birth defects surveillance in Africa: Implementation of an intermediate birth defects surveillance workshop

In an engaging new article, Flores et al. of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describe their work to combat birth defects in Africa. Their piece summarizes the development and implementation of a birth defects surveillance program featuring online and in-person components for representatives from six African countries. We are proud to bring this work to […]

The Health Development Imperative Beyond 2015

In their work The Health Development Imperative Beyond 2015, Harvard scholars Thomas Burke and Roy Ahn describe their perspectives on the changes that need to be made in order to maximize the impact of future international development efforts. The authors cite failures in local health systems revealed by the recent West African ebola crisis, and build on […]

Lab Man

In their moving perspective piece Lab Man, Redd and Joseph detail the everyday struggles of health workers as they combat ebola in Sierra Leone.  Understanding how on-the-ground healthcare work happens is critical to global health planning and interpretation.

Computer-Assisted Diabetes Risk Assessment and Education (CADRAE) for Medically Vulnerable Populations in the Middle East: a Novel and Practical Method for Prevention

Rowther et al. describe a their approach to a critical global health issue in “Computer-Assisted Diabetes Risk Assessment and Education (CADRAE) for Medically Vulnerable Populations in the Middle East: a Novel and Practical Method for Prevention“. Chronic diseases continue displace acute diseases as leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the developing world. It is essential […]

Use of Traditional Botanical Medicines During Pregnancy in Rural Rwanda

Beste et al. describe original research on the use of botanical medicines during pregnancy in Rwanda. They conclude: “The abundance and availability of phytomedicine in villages, the traditional teachings passed down generation-to-generation, and the beliefs that phytomedicines are safer than allopathic medicines likely all contribute to their continued widespread use in Rwanda. Despite an extensive […]

Influences of Value Added Taxes on Alcohol Consumption in Grenada

This article by Hegamin-Younger et al. explores the role of alcohol consumption within Grenadian male social support networks. In particular, the research presented examines the degree to which a 15% Value Added Tax (VAT) adopted in 2008, influences the drinking habits of this cohort. While VAT was found to have no significant impact on drinking […]

Midsummer Christmas

In this essay, Gina Catena provide a birth narrative from her experience as a midwife in Nyuh Kuning, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia. The research was conducted while the author provided volunteer midwifery care through Yayasan Bumi Sehat, a Non-Governmental Organization that provides free culturally sensitive maternal-child health care. This narrative exemplifies some indigenous birth practices from […]

Understanding Complex Humanitarian Emergencies in the Horn of Africa: Causes, Determinants, and Responses

We are thrilled to announce the publication of “Understanding Complex Humanitarian Emergencies in the Horn of Africa: Causes, Determinants, and Responses”, a review by Daniel Chacreton. This fascinating article provides a historical framework for the humanitarian issues in east Africa, and deals with topics like food insecurity and refugee status. We are proud to bring […]

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