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dinsdag 9 oktober 2018

The Lancet: [Correspondence] Notions from Kavanaugh hearings contradict medical facts

[Correspondence] Notions from Kavanaugh hearings contradict medical facts
Survivors of sexual abuse around the world are reeling from the horrifying and compelling details emerging from the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. What has shocked me most, as a health professional, is the harmful and untrue narrative that has surfaced during the hearings: the idea that the incomplete memory of an assault, or a delay in reporting abuse, reflects on the truth of the abuse itself. Physicians for Human Rights has trained thousands of health-care professionals across the globe to evaluate survivors of abuse, from the USA to Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the former Yugoslavia, and to Iraq.
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[Correspondence] Ebola virus epidemic in war-torn eastern DR Congo
Ebola virus disease is a highly contagious and frequently lethal infection. The largest epidemic to date occurred in west Africa in 2014–16 and killed more than 11 000 people.1 On Aug 1, 2018, the Ministry of Health of the DR Congo declared an outbreak of Zaire Ebola virus in the North Kivu province—the country's tenth outbreak since the discovery of Ebola virus disease in 1976. Since then, the Ebola virus epidemic has spread to the Ituri province and, as of Aug 25, 2018, 83 cases (28 more probable cases) and 44 deaths (28 more probable deaths) have been confirmed.
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[Essay] Universal health coverage: breakthrough or great white elephant?
Will the Sustainable Development Goal 3 sub-goal "Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services and…safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all" be judged a breakthrough or a great white elephant in implementation, when we look back with the clear eyes of hindsight in 2030? What are the ways in which this agenda might play out in implementation and why might it do so? Drawing on a desk review, this Essay explores dominant ideas, ideology, institutions, and interests in relation to global versus Ghana national health priorities since the WHO constitution came into effect in 1948, to reflect on these questions.
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[Health Policy] Implementation research: new imperatives and opportunities in global health
Implementation research is important in global health because it addresses the challenges of the know–do gap in real-world settings and the practicalities of achieving national and global health goals. Implementation research is an integrated concept that links research and practice to accelerate the development and delivery of public health approaches. Implementation research involves the creation and application of knowledge to improve the implementation of health policies, programmes, and practices.
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[The Lancet Commissions] The Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an exponential advance from the Millennium Development Goals, with a substantially broader agenda affecting all nations and requiring coordinated global actions. The specific references to mental health and substance use as targets within the health SDG reflect this transformative vision. In 2007, a series of papers in The Lancet synthesised decades of interdisciplinary research and practice in diverse contexts and called the global community to action to scale up services for people affected by mental disorders (including substance use disorders, self-harm, and dementia), in particular in low-income and middle-income countries in which the attainment of human rights to care and dignity were most seriously compromised.
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