Monthly Archives: October 2013

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

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

Alumni Profile: Dr Mohammad Khakerah Rashidi

Dr Mohammad Khakerah Rashidi studied MSc Public Health in Developing Countries in 2004.  He is currently Country Representative for MSH Afghanistan, Project Director at TB CARE I, Afghanistan, First Vice Chair at CCM Afghanistan (Global Fund) and Senior Lecturer at … Continue reading

BLOG: Involve minorities and the socially disadvantaged to help them to become healthier

Involve minorities and the socially disadvantaged to help them to become healthier  By Alison O’Mara-Eves These days, public health and health promotion interventions are particularly concerned with reaching and influencing minority and socially disadvantaged groups.  Why? Because disadvantaged groups tend … Continue reading

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