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.
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.