We are excited for the rest of the year, aiming to continue to broaden and deepen our understanding of global health- and how seemingly unrelated challenges and changes can affect it.
This year’s Earth Overshoot Day falls on the 29th of July, which means this year we need 1.75 Earths to support humanity’s demand on our planet’s ecosystems. On the 29th of July, we’ve used up all the resources we had to live sustainably.
‘The systems change that is needed will not be possible in the short space of time we have to address these problems, so the only other way forward is innovation.’
…and how is the World Health Organization promoting it to fight noncommunicable diseases?
Humans are mammals. Breasts, or mammae, are quintessentially human; most of us have them and some of us feed from them. In the Republic of Ireland, public health initiatives are focused on increasing breastfeeding rates, which are some of the lowest in Europe.
While the general xenophobic policies are abhorrent, have severe mental health consequences, and infringe on human rights, it’s necessary to understand which parties take what stances on immigration.
As we continue to understand that many of the links are bidirectional, the case for robust integrated care pathways is strengthened. How an integrated care pathway manifests will vary depending on the community’s needs.
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.