A new drug, lecanemab, has been hailed as a ‘momentous breakthrough’ in Alzheimer’s disease research, as it holds the potential to slow the disease progression. But will this new drug be able to achieve its potential?
Category: Health Care Systems, Policies and Governance
The Public Health of Youth: An underestimated possibility to improve social engagement, political equality, and democracy
Young people make up a large part of the world’s population and constitute a needed,…
The 3rd place winner of the 2020 Eye on Global Health Writing Competition rethinks our relationship with nature in light of COVID-19.
The 2nd place winner of the 2020 Eye on Global Health writing competition explores the meaning and future of global health in light of COVID-19.
The 1st place winner of the 2020 Eye on Global Health Writing Competition explores the current context and many unknowns of Covid-19 in Guinea-Bissau.
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.
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.
Ensuring the right to health and dignity to all during COVID-19? A focus on asylum seekers in Moria, Greece
“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?
As civil society, our power lies in holding governments accountable in the health and climate emergency. This is a call to action: join a movement, protest expansion of fossil fuel industries, ask your professors to include climate change in their teaching. Let’s come together to demand real change in 2020, knowing that the benefits of action far outweigh the costs of our leaders’ failure to unite.