Traffic and Sex on the Road to School Anyone who has visited Dar es Salaam surely remembers the traffic. Stories abound of unreasonably long delays – 45 minutes to make a left turn, a four-hour line to get on the ferry, a drive that takes 20 minutes one day can take two hours on the next. There are obvious economic implications to the impressive traffic jams, but less apparent is the impact on sexual violence and teenage pregnancy.
Hope for a more reasoned U.S. approach to global TB But that progress should not be taken as a justification for reducing U.S. investments in global TB control, as has been suggested by the Obama administration in its budget requests to Congress over the last several years, including in the current cycle. Here are six of the many reasons why global TB remains a major problem, and why continued U.S. engagement is more important than ever:
An adequate workforce: essential to dealing with dangerous unforeseen outbreaks Indeed, the World Health Organization identifies a shortage of skilled health professionals in 83 countries and warns of a global deficit of 12.9 million health care workers by 2035. While not explicitly the focus of the conference, it was clear that this shortage will need to be addressed in order to achieve any number of global health targets, including the Sustainable Development Goals and the
Creating a Roadmap for Global Cancer Care Over the course of the day, presenters worked not only to discredit these misconceptions, but to bring the nature of this global disease into stark relief: cancers comprise an increasing burden of morbidity and mortality and warrant action on an international scale.
SDGs Require both systems and disease-specific funding The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with their focus on HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis along with reducing maternal and child mortality, were forged in a different time. AIDS was ravaging Africa, threatening entire societies with collapse.
Post Disaster Mental Health in Japan: Lessons and challenges In this commentary we present three observations about the shortcomings of Japan's disaster response policies specifically with reference to post-disaster mental health services, and offers concrete recommendations for strengthening future responses.