On Saturday at the World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization (WHO) laid out the current realities of its digital health agenda as contained in the 2020-2025 global strategy on digital health. WHO member states see digital health as an important vehicle for accelerating progress towards WHO’s ‘triple billion’ targets of universal health coverage, health […] Continue reading ->
A new Lancet study of elite Swedish football players is the latest addition to a mounting pile of science linking high-level sports to the development of neurodegenerative conditions. The observational study tracked over 6,000 male footballers in Sweden’s top professional league between 1924 and 2019. It found they were 1.5 times more likely to develop […] Continue reading ->
There should be much harsher penalties, including homicide charges, for those who intentionally falsify medicine and include harmful ingredients, according to Kawaldip Sehmi, CEO of the International Alliance of Patients’ Organisations (IAPO). Sehmi was speaking at an event hosted by Fight the Fakes Alliance in Geneva on Wednesday to highlight the global proliferation of fake […] Continue reading ->
Should the World Health Organization (WHO) intervene on social networks and other organic platforms that are providing health information? And, if so, how? These were pressing questions raised on Tuesday during a webinar presented by the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute Geneva in coordination with the Digital Health and Rights Project.  Project researchers […] Continue reading ->
New report highlights the impact of social media on the health of young people in middle- and low-income countries.  The digital transformation of health offers both significant empowerment potential and significant risks for young people, according to a new study published Tuesday by the Global Health Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development […] Continue reading ->
For emerging global health professionals from the world’s “south,” choosing whether to focus their energy on local issues or on international challenges is always a dilemma, Chief Planetary Health Scientist of Sunway Centre for Planetary Health in Malaysia Renzo Guinto argues. “One important crossroad that I’ve encountered is tension on whether I stay in the […] Continue reading ->