Monthly Archives: July 2020

Equity was rarely considered in Cochrane Eyes and Vision systematic reviews and primary studies on cataract

A new paper published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology has found that systematic reviews and primary research in cataract, the leading cause of avoidable blindness globally, do not take into account factors that could make them more equitable for the most … Continue reading

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23-29 July

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Peter Piot (26/07) Peter shares his experiences of the after-effects of COVID-19 with The Telegraph. Peter said: “The medical profession is accumulating experience but it’s clearly an area that is under researched. We … Continue reading

The relationship between bribes on quality of care during childbirth in India

By Amanda Landrian (University of California, Los Angeles) Reducing maternal mortality remains a public health priority in many low- and middle-income countries. Great efforts have been made globally to increase institutional deliveries (versus delivering at home) as a means of … Continue reading

COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Dr Shafir Kassim

Dr Shafir Kassim completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2018 and an MSc in Tropical Medicine and International Health in 2019. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine for Kasturba … Continue reading

16 – 22 July

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Peter Piot (21/07) Peter suggests in The Telegraph (£) that the custom of shaking hands should be abandoned to curb the spread of COVID-19. Peter said: “Many of the cultural behaviours in other … Continue reading