Sexual transmission is increasing in Iran’s growing HIV/AIDS epidemic. Lack of adequate sex education, social stigma and suppressed sexual autonomy are some of the elements featuring the country’s current health landscape.
How are we responsible for the field of Global Health as individuals? Performance artist Precy Numbi blurs the boundaries between reality and imagination, prompting a dialogue on collective responsibility, vulnerability and protection. This article reflects on what his work can mean for all of us passionate about Global Health
Gender is a crucial determinant of health. Emergency situations have the potential to reinforce deep-established structural gender inequalities. In our latest article, Kate Vanderbraak reflects on previous epidemics as well as COVID-19-borne implications for women across the world.
Health corruption deteriorates health care systems worldwide. How is it presented in our everyday practice, and what is its impact on patients’ and populations’ health? In this article, I share how corruption arises in the Mexican healthcare system along with its consequences.
Thousands of young migrants have returned to The Gambia in the past three years after the political transformation of the country. With new expectations of democracy and youth employment opportunities, experiences of returning from the Backway journey can be difficult to navigate.
COVID-19 has made clear that high income countries might not be the best equipped to face epidemics. Countries like Rwanda have shown how early action and comprehensive prevention strategies are key in minimising the number of deaths from COVID-19.
“Stay home, wash your hands, social distance” are the guidelines worldwide to prevent spreading of COVID-19. But how do these apply to asylum seekers living in overcrowded camps with scarce WASH facilities in Greece?
If a home has low operational and maintenance costs, time and resources otherwise spent on activities such as house rebuilding, dealing with preventable illnesses or collecting water will be unlocked, enabling families to lift themselves out of poverty long-term.
Regardless of legality, abortion is still a reality for many women in Poland. As abortion is highly dependent on foreign networks, access is currently threatened by the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.
We failed to predict the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the virus threatens to have unprecedented consequences on our lives and societies. If we listen carefully though, maybe we can learn a few lessons from these our broken economic system?