Posts Tagged ‘global health’

Amoxicillin for Severe Acute Malnutrition

Posted by • February 5th, 2016

Severe acute malnutrition affects approximately 19 million children under 5 years of age worldwide and contributes substantially to mortality and the disease burden among children. Only one previous randomized trial has examined the routine use of antibiotics in the community-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition. Isanaka et al. conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in… Read More…

Global Health Author Q&A: Anne Mills of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Posted by • March 24th, 2014

In a feature for Now@NEJM, we ask the authors of the Global Health review article series — all with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives — the same set of questions. Answers from Anne Mills, D.H.S.A., Ph.D., of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London Professor Mills is the author of the February 6, 2014,… Read More…

Global Health Author Q&A: University of Toronto's Prabhat Jha

Posted by • March 3rd, 2014

In a feature for Now@NEJM, we ask the authors of the Global Health review article series — all with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives — the same set of questions. Answers from Prabhat Jha, M.D., D.Phil., of the Center for Global Health Research, St. Michael’s Hospital and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto… Read More…

Global Effects of Tobacco

Posted by • January 3rd, 2014

Cigarette smoking is a major cause of illness and death. This new article in our Global Health series reviews both the magnitude of the disease burden from cigarette smoking worldwide and strategies to limit smoking. On the basis of current smoking patterns, with a global average of about 50% of young men and 10% of young… Read More…

Global Health Author Q&A: Harvard School of Public Health's Jennifer Leaning

Posted by • December 19th, 2013

In a feature for Now@NEJM, we ask the authors of the Global Health review article series — all with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives — the same set of questions. Answers from Jennifer Leaning, M.D., of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health Dr. Leaning is a co-author… Read More…

Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

Posted by • December 6th, 2013

This article in the Global Health series assesses international progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals for the health of women and children. With less than 3 years to go, many countries are failing to reach targets set for maternal and child mortality. The largest numbers and highest rates of maternal, neonatal, and child deaths are… Read More…

Natural Disasters, Armed Conflict, and Public Health

Posted by • November 8th, 2013

Global disasters, whether natural or caused by humans, affect health in many ways, as reviewed in the latest article in our Global Health series. Natural disasters and armed conflict have marked human existence throughout history and have always caused peaks in mortality and morbidity. But in recent times, the scale and scope of these events have… Read More…

Global Health Author Q&A: Harvard Medical School’s Arthur Kleinman

Posted by • August 22nd, 2013

In a feature for Now@NEJM, we ask the authors of the new Global Health review article series — all with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives — the same set of questions. Answers from Arthur Kleinman, M.D., of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kleinman is a co-author of the July… Read More…

Global Health Author Q&A: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s Peter Piot

Posted by • June 13th, 2013

In a feature for Now@NEJM, we ask the authors of the new Global Health review article series — all with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives — the same set of questions.  Answers from Peter Piot, M.D., Ph.D., of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. Dr. Piot is a co-author of the… Read More…

Global Health Author Q&A: George Institute’s Robyn Norton

Posted by • May 15th, 2013

In a feature for Now@NEJM, we ask the authors of the new Global Health review article series — all with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives — the same set of questions.  Answers from Robyn Norton, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the George Institute for Global Health, Oxford, UK. Dr. Norton is a co-author of the May 2… Read More…