A common myth about suicide is that talking about suicide will increase its prevalence. Education is a key suicide prevention strategy, so read on to learn more.
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.
…and how is the World Health Organization promoting it to fight noncommunicable diseases?
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.
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.
From a global health perspective, these insights are vital for understanding the health-related harms caused by transphobia.
“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).”