Intercultural health: what we overlook in health care for indigenous peoples. Reflections from Peru

Intercultural health: what we overlook in health care for indigenous peoples. Reflections from Peru. By MSc MPH Fiorella Farje The health of indigenous peoples has been the subject of research and global concern for decades with additional attention in recent years. Evidence of health inequalities between indigenous people and non-indigenous people is abundant and despite…

Global Health Career Paths: Learn, Mentor, Practice, Repeat

Are you a professional looking to progress further or perhaps a global health student at the early stage of your career? There are so many routes to get into a career in global health, so this podcast episode discussion is with two career professionals sharing their knowledge of how they chose their path and giving…

The Future of Global Health is Through Diversity and Dignity

Our partner organisation TDR has just published a thoughtful Global Health Matters podcast, discussing the need to build an awareness of the ways we interact with colleagues in the workplace to adapt our programmes to be more inclusive. It is important to talk about “the future of global health through diversity and dignity”. Host Garry…

Global Health Matters podcast: Navigating digital health waves

The new Global Health Matters podcast „Navigating digital health waves“ by TDR is out: Host Garry Aslanyan is talking to Alvin Marcelo, Executive Director of Asia eHealth Information Network and Chief Medical Information Officer of St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Philippines and Karin Källander, Senior Health Adviser and Chief of the Digital Health &…

Unabhängiges Gremium fordert dringende Reformen

Das Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparedness and Response fordert in seinem Abschlußbericht die Weltgemeinschaft auf, die COVID-19-Pandemie gemseinsam und solidarisch zu beenden und eine Reihe mutiger und wesentlicher Reformen zu verabschieden, um die nächste Krise zu verhindern. Das unabhängige und hochranging besetzte Independent Panel wurde im Juli 2020 durch den Generaldirektor der WHO, Dr Tedros…

An insight into COVID-19 in Colombia

AN INSIGHT INTO COVID-19 IN COLOMBIA By Lina Garnica Rosas, June 20, 2020 Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly increased in the pandemic scale since it first began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 (1). More than 180 countries have reported cases, including Colombia (2). The Colombian government has established several public health measures to…

An insight into COVID-19 in Peru

An insight into the impact of COVID-19 in Peru Declared as the second hotspot in the Americas after Brazil, Peru is battling to control the COVID-19 pandemic which has already led to almost 200.000 confirmed cases and more than 5.000 deaths. The government of President Vizcarra had responded rapidly by closing international borders and implementing…

An insight into COVID-19 in Venezuela

COVID-19 in Venezuela: the least of the worries. The current pandemic is affecting the global economy and will drastically change the way people behave from now on, from individual to international perspectives. Through the last four months, diverse socio-economic, and health actions implemented by governments worldwide had shown their results, and some of those countries…