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​Physicians' brain drain. Why do the physicians go?

The medical doctors are among the most mobile of the highly skilled professions; however, this mobility also creates serious labour shortages. Botezat and Ramos investigate the reasons behind the migration of medical doctors and their main destinations. Read more>

16/01/2020 17:48

​2019 Lancet Countdown Report on Health and Climate Change

The Lancet Countdown is an international, multi­disciplinary collaboration that monitors changes in global health accompanying climate change. The 2019 report presents the findings and consensus of 35 leading academic insti­tutions and UN agencies with an annual update of 41 indicators across five domains of climate change impacts, exposures, and vulnerability; adaptation, plan­ning, and resilience for health; mitigation actions and health co-­benefits; economics and finance; and public and political engagement. Read more>>

09/12/2019 11:01

​HIV Outcomes Beyond Viral Suppression

The UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets (90% of those living with HIV to know their status, 90% of these to be on ART, and 90% of these to be virally supressed) articulates the global HIV response focus on testing, treatment and viral suppression. The Lancet this week published a series that examines issues beyond viral suppression, arguing for an additional focus on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of people living with the virus and explores how stigma undermines this. Read more>>

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