Blog: Healthcare systems

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What causes a million deaths a year?

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Now, there’s a question.

And noting the wide confidence intervals that surround mortality estimates, there would be a few options open to you as answers. Tuberculosis would be a reasonable response, as would AIDS.

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Social health insurance schemes in Africa leave out the poor

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Ama Pokuaa Fenny is a Research Fellow with the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economics Research at the University of Ghana. Her current research areas include finding synergies to integrate governmental policies into service delivery systems in Ghana.

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Things I’ve learned as a doctor in Mali

Friday, 8 December 2017

Dr Marcus F. Stevens BA (Oxon) BM BCh DMCC qualified from Oxford University Medical School in 2014. After leaving Oxford, he undertook a range of medical and surgical training posts in the NHS and completed the Diploma in the Medical Care of Conflicts and Catastrophes. 

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Calling for improved HIV data systems on World AIDS Day

Friday, 1 December 2017

Dr Kate Clouse is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and the Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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World Diabetes Day: Diabetes-free Africa and the role of women

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Worlanyo E Gato is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Georgia Southern University. Bettye A Apenteng and Samuel T Opoku are both Assistant Professors in Health Policy & Management and Jiann-Ping Hsu is at the College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University. 

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Images from a Warming Planet

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Ashley Cooper is an environmental photographer who has spent the last 13 years amassing the worlds largest collection of climate change images.

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World Food Day: Migration, food security, rural development

Monday, 16 October 2017

In 2015, there were 244 million international migrants, 40% more than in 2000. More people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time since the Second World War due to conflict and instability.

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What next for planetary health and RSTMH?

Friday, 6 October 2017

As our world becomes more interconnected and interdependent, we must consider a wider approach to improving global health.