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Trump’s presidency: a threat or an opportunity for global health?

Check out Dr. Greg Martin’s video on how Donald Trump’s presidency of the USA could potentially affect global health. War, climate change and mass migration, new pandemics, domestic protectionism; are we headed towards an unprecedented global health disaster, or does Trump’s inauguration provide opportunities for the USA to favourably affect the global health agenda?

World Mental Health Day: Stigmas surrounding depression

depressionYesterday was October 10th, a day which was dubbed World Mental Health Day. As a mental healthcare professional I embrace this initiative – a special day to emphasize the importance of mental health and wellbeing -, particularly due to the fact it signifies the launch of various initiatives to promote the international mental health agenda. For instance, the WHO is using World Mental Health Day 2016 to launch Read More

This Week in Global Health and Dr. Greg Martin’s channel

Today we would like to highlight Dr. Greg Martin’s Youtube channel on global health and the TWiGH initiative. Dr. Greg Martin is a medical doctor with Master degrees in Public Health and Business Administration. He is an authority in the global health landscape and in past years he has devoted his time to make an intriguing series of online videos which are of great interest for any professional working in the field of global health / public health.

CDC in USA issues travel warning for pregnant women; Miami to be avoided due to Zika Virus

Mosquito exterminationFear for the Zika virus has moved the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a negative travel advice for certain areas of Miami, Florida; pregnant women are advised to avoid parts of the city, while women who recently visited these areas of Miami are advised to not become pregnant in the coming months. If women who visited the area are already pregnant, they Read More

New study: Quality of long-term care in times of economic turmoil and population ageing

Long-term careReorganising the long-term care provision for older people is a pressing topic in Europe; populations are ageing, and with it long-term care demands are increasing. A new study has been published on the quality of long-term care in Belgium and the Netherlands, two countries that recently implemented substantial long-term care reforms in response to the economic crisis and the demographic transition. How have Read More

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