The last month of the year typically signals a draw down in activity. Not so in the global health workforce agenda. December 2016 was the culmination of an action-packed year with the establishment of the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth and the World Health Assembly adoption of the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030.1
Monthly Archives: January 2017
Little is known about how changes in sitting levels over time affect health risks and outcomes later in life. In a recent study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, researchers from Australia and Norway set out to examine whether patterns of sitting measured over 11 years are associated with premature death from cardio-metabolic diseases or from all causes.
An interview with Patrick Hoffmann of the Health Directorate Luxembourg on the European Joint Action’s impact on harm reduction in prisons
Here’s my interview with Patrick Hoffmann, health inspector, Health Directorate in Luxembourg and partner in the HA-REACT Joint Action. What influenced your decision to become involved with the newly formed Joint Action on HIV and Co-Infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT)? The Joint Action is quite an interesting challenge as it engages in European-wide collaborative… Read more »
A recently published study in Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications finds the term ‘special needs’ to be an ineffective euphemism. In this blog, lead author of the study, Morton Ann Gernsbacher, discusses the findings, the interesting study design involving a set of vignettes and the societal impact of the term ‘special needs’. This blog can also be read on the Springer Open blog.
Published today in the journal Infectious Diseases of Poverty, a new article looks at the key aspects of environmental transmission of schistosomiasis, a waterborne disease spread through aquatic snails. In this blog, author Russell Stothard discusses aims to control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) like schistosomiasis and man made environments and conditions that can help NTDs to flourish.2