Monthly Archives: October 2013

Reducing the risk of hepatitis C among people who inject drugs

Injection drug users who take measures to reduce the risk of contracting hepatitis C are not always motivated by messages about preventing transmission of the disease, according to research published in PLOS ONE. Instead, health services should use messages appealing … Continue reading

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Antenatal care in India: what’s missing?

By Sanghita Bhattacharyya From conception through to birth, a child’s health is very closely linked to its mother’s. The pre-delivery phase is a particularly important stage in the continuum of care. Good information and care during the antenatal period links … Continue reading

What can we learn from trans fat policies in the Americas?

By Modi Mwatsama In May 2013, the World Health Assembly adopted the Omnibus Resolution on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This landmark publication includes the global NCD action plan, goals and monitoring framework. It follows 20 months of negotiations by governments and … Continue reading

Reviews and reports: health promotion and child disability

This month Wendy Macdowall, Maggie Davies, and Liza Cragg publish the second edition of their book, Health Promotion Theory. Described as “a readable and engaging overview of health promotion theory and practice from a public health perspective”, the book explores … Continue reading

NEWS: 2nd SPHR Annual Scientific Meeting held in London

Second SPHR Annual Scientific Meeting held in London [Posted on 17th October, 2013] The second NIHR SPHR Annual Scientific Meeting was held in London on 8th October 2013 at the UCL Institute of Child Health. The meeting was held the … Continue reading

Addressing the burden of injury in LMICs

By Richard Matzopoulos There is no question that injuries impose a substantial health burden on low- and middle-income countries. It is also true that they receive much less attention than a plethora of competing conditions that affect these same countries, … Continue reading

Now for the Long Term

Oxford Martin Commission report published today: a group of eminent global leaders including the School’s Director Peter Piot, is calling for radical change in politics and business to deliver progress on climate change, reduce economic inequality and address the chronic burden … Continue reading

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