In just one generation, high-income countries have seen child cancer advance from a terminal diagnosis to a largely treatable one. Meanwhile, of the estimated 100,000 cancer deaths in children globally, 90% are in LMICs.
“It was a two-hour walk and she was stopping along the way to see the local sangoma (traditional healer) for further consultation. She added that she wanted to see all the professionals she could, and that God would heal her child.”
Research shows that 30% of refugees have been subjected to torture. Meanwhile, health in prisons is consistently worse compared to that of general population. These urgent issues often slip under the Global Health radar, as they involve some of the world’s most marginalised people.
Indigenous peoples of the Arctic face many challenges in our rapidly changing world. The epidemic of death by suicide has many component causes; including colonial and post-colonial changes in social structures and a subsequent disconnection with traditional lifestyles, ACEs, and changes in the economy triggered by climate change affecting the Arctic ecosystems.
In Guinea-Bissau, MV-vaccinated children had a 70% lower mortality rate than did MV-unvaccinated children. The reality about vaccines is complex and nuanced, and simplifying it is devastating for science.
“From a drop of water that touched the Earth, the Pataxó tribe was born”. This indigenous tribe is grieving the loss of one of Brazil’s most important rivers, Paraopebas.
From a global health perspective, these insights are vital for understanding the health-related harms caused by transphobia.
This student decided to write about Greenland. What happens next will amaze you.
“The study has some bold recommendations. Steak-lovers will be disappointed to find yet another scientific paper laying out the negative health and environmental effects of meat consumption. Vegans will be delighted to find their vegetable, lentil and soy-rich diets vindicated…”
“An increasingly de-politicised global health narrative fails to challenge the root causes of inequalities and poses a major challenge to achieving health equity (11).”