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WHO Global Strategy Aims To Improve Health Among Older People

The Lancet: WHO puts healthy aging on the front burner “…[In] an office in WHO’s Geneva headquarters, … John Beard and his colleagues are mulling over the draft of a strategy — A Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Aging and Health — aimed at giving older people throughout…

Myanmar Should Commit To Improving Its Biosecurity

Bangkok Post: Bolstering Myanmar’s biosecurity Kyaw San Wai, senior analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies “…While [ratifying the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)] is an important step in improving [Myanmar’s] biosecurity, more must be done. … Myanmar’s public health challenges, geography, and increasing interconnectivity all contribute…

The Lancet Commission’s Global Surgery Plan Offers Lessons For Large Businesses

Washington Post: Large businesses can learn from lessons on global surgical treatment Gerry Yemen, senior researcher at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and John G. Meara, professor of global surgery at Harvard Medical School “…Leaders at a top medical journal, The Lancet, created a commission on global…

New Issue Of ‘Global Health: Science And Practice’ Journal Available Online

Global Health: Science and Practice: December 2015 The new issue of “Global Health: Science and Practice” features articles on various topics, including a study on voluntary medical male circumcision in Zambia, advancing family planning in the DRC, and using mHealth tools in Guinea’s Ebola response (December 2015).

Global Burden Of Cancer Incidence Shifting To Developing Countries, Study Shows

Washington Post: Global cancer hotspots: Burden of disease is shifting to developing world “The global burden of cancer is shifting dramatically. … In an analysis that maps the world’s hot spots for cancer [published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention], epidemiologist Lindsey Torre found a tremendous heterogeneity in…

New ‘PSI Pulse’ Available Online

PSI Pulse: Issue 3 Issue 3 of PSI Pulse contains several pieces on global health-related issues, including an article on using development impact bonds as a model to finance global health; the use of voluntary medical male circumcision in Zimbabwe; a program that aims to improve gestational diabetes management and…

Blog Post Examines Global Burden Of Mental Health Issues Through Data Visualizations

Humanosphere: Visualizing the neglected burden of mental health problems Katie Leach-Kemon, policy translation specialist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and Humanosphere contributor, discusses the inclusion of mental health issues in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and examines their global burden using visualizations from IHME. “[T]he burden of…

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