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

The innocent mothers-to-be behind bars in Yarl’s Wood

Home Office policy states that pregnant women should only be detained under exceptional circumstances, when removal is imminent and when medical opinion suggests the woman will not go into labour

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