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​Community engagement in the Ebola response

The experience of the Ebola virus by those infected and their families involves a series of social and moral choices. From the public health perspective, relatives and friends are expected to give up their loved ones to treatment centres where they will likely die with strangers and often foreigners. This presents dilemmas that in part explain why people often do not cooperate with Ebola outbreak control measures, contributing to rapid transmission of infection. Read more>>


10/07/2019 10:52

Lancet Series on Gender Equality, Norms, and Health​

The Lancet recently published its Series on Gender Equality, Norms, and Health. This provides fresh analyses and insights into the impact of gender inequalities and associated cultural norms on health, and highlights the opportunities that exist within health systems, programmes, policies, and research to transform gender inequalities. It also highlights intersections with other social inequalities related to age, ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic status. Read more>>

24/06/2019 16:28

​How to disinvest in public health​

There are strong arguments to add health services to publicly funded health systems. Investment in health is always welcomed and appreciated; however, this also raises concerns about the sustainability of the systems. Despite the standards to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of new health services, the existing ones are rarely evaluated. Health economists suggest disinvesting to ensure cost-effectiveness and sustainability. The responses to disinvestment are explored in this article, and its insights are relevant to all health systems either in Western countries or in low and middle-income ones. Read more >>


17/06/2019 13:07
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