Implementation science is an emerging field with a tremendous capacity to improve the global healthcare landscape. In this blog, Implementation Science Communications Associate Editors, Bev Holmes & Alison Hamilton, expand upon implementation science as a field of study, and explore three opportunities that would push this emerging field forward at a time of critical need.
Monthly Archives: March 2021
Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of severe illness and death in young children worldwide. On this World TB Day, Dr Jacquie Narotso Oliwa details the challenges still remaining before the global eradication of childhood TB can be achieved. For more information on childhood tuberculosis, please explore Pneumonia’s thematic series edited by Ben Marais.
The rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic urged immense testing capacities as one cornerstone of infection control. There have, of course, been concerns about false positives due to the high numbers of people testing positive for SARS-CoV2. A new paper from University Hospital Zurich and University of Zurich in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control investigated whether or not sampling tubes are being inadvertently contaminated by infected individuals.
The public health burden caused by overweight, obesity (OO) and type-2 diabetes (T2D) is very significant and continues to rise worldwide. OO and T2D are also leading risk factors for other comorbidities, including many non-communicable diseases and infectious diseases such as COVID-19. A global study estimated that about 9.7% of the world population (or 711.4… Read more »