Monthly Archives: December 2014

Theory and practice: Finding common ground between health economics and implementation science

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Can health economics and the practical realities of delivering healthcare work side by side? Michel Wensing, professor of implementation science at Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands, and co-editor-in-chief of Implementation Science considers a new editorial on this question. Many health professionals and health researchers have little interest in the costs of healthcare, perhaps with the exception of their… Read more »


Mapping inequities in maternal care


In 2000 the United Nations established the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) designed to improve outcomes for those in low-income countries. These 8 goals range from tackling infectious diseases to reducing extreme poverty and hunger and all have targets to achieve by 2015. Goal 5 aims to improve maternal health by achieving universal access to reproductive healthcare, such as contraceptives and antenatal care, and by reducing… Read more »

Developing World Health Medicine

What impact will malaria have on the ape community?


“Drastic drop in global malaria deaths” read last week’s news headlines. Every year come December the World Health Organization (WHO) publish the World Malaria Report. This is an assessment of global and regional malaria trends, and the latest highlights are mostly positive. The worldwide malaria mortality rate has decreased by 47% and by 54% in Africa,… Read more »

Biology Health