Tag Archives: global health

Paying the Boatman

If you live in a country with a socialised healthcare system (I’m guessing most of my readers do), here’s something you may not know: your government does not write blank cheques for your medicine. What health interventions governments will subsidise, … Continue reading

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Double Standards and Invisible Cures

Medical research ethics is based on several principles that restrict the way researchers are allowed to treat research participants. Three of most fundamental are respect for persons, justice, and beneficence. “Respect for persons” means that researchers cannot treat the welfare … Continue reading

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Illustrating Global Health 4: Africa is Not a Country

These images show the progression of the HIV epidemic in Africa over 20 years; in 1990, 2000, and 2010. North Africa stands out in all three images as basically unaffected, with very little loss of life. Likewise, with the exception … Continue reading

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Illustrating Global Health 3: No. Seriously. What About The Men?

So the annual furore over White Ribbon Day got me thinking about gendered differences in causes of death, and I decided to have a play around with the cause graphs from the GBD to see which causes predominate in which … Continue reading

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Illustrating Global Health 2: HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis by Region

The second causes of death I’ve had a good look at HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB), by region. TB and HIV are the two leading causes of death due to infectious disease worldwide, each causing an estimated 2.3% of all deaths … Continue reading

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Illustrating Global Health: Deaths Due to Intentional Injury in Three Countries

Over the next few weeks I’ll be publishing interesting infographics I come across while spending happy hours trawling the visualisation tools for the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2010. This is the first really striking one I’ve come across – the … Continue reading

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