Health Systems

Could Brexit impact our health?

With just over a month to go until the European Union (EU) referendum, the debate raging over whether to leave or remain is heating up, and every day brings news

Polio eradication: how to learn from the campaign’s challenging final steps

Last week was a turbulent one for polio eradication. On the one hand, we’re about halfway through “the fastest vaccine rollout ever”, which involves all countries switching from one vaccine

Disability & Non-Communicable Diseases

Diabetes in developing countries: innovation and hope

Diabetes was the focal point of this year’s World Health Day, held earlier this month. Despite the fact that the world is overwhelmed with communicable diseases and a plethora of

Maternal Newborn & Child Health

Half of the equation: how fathers can help stop mother-to-child-transmission of HIV

On the 30th June 2015, Cuba became the first country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. Cuba’s achievement demonstrates that it is possible to end the AIDS epidemic

Stillbirth: Giving voice to the silence

Giving birth to a still, silent child is surely one of the greatest tragedies to befall a woman, causing unimaginable grief and pain. For far too long such losses have