10 Global Health Issues to Watch in the 2020s

By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth International Midwives and nurses —like Sellyvine (left) at the women's hospital in Nakuru, Kenya —make up 50% of the health workforce worldwide. They're in the spotlight during 2020 and will play a crucial role in whether their countries can achieve their most ambitious health targets by 2030. Photo by Georgina Goodwin for IntraHealth International.February 14, 2020Every year, we look at the top global health issues coming our way in the next 12 months. But global health is a long game and it’s a brand-new decade, so this year, we’re looking ahead to the coming 10 years.From coronavirus to digital health to climate change, here are 10 of the global health issues that we atIntraHealth International will be watching in the decade to come.Infectious diseases&potential pandemicsIn 2018,Bill Gates toldBusiness Insider that a coming disease—maybe one like the 1918 flu—could kill 30 million people within six months, and that countries should prepare for it like they would for war.Coronavirus—now officially known as COVID-19—likely won’t be as disastrous as that particular prediction, but there have been 45,171 confirmed cases globally across two dozen countries, and 1,115 people have died. It has global health officials very concerned about just how prepared we are for this or any other pandemic. On January 31, 2020, theWorld Health Organization declared the o...
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Publication date: Available online 14 January 2020Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Renuka T. Rudra, Vitaly Gordin, Lihua Xu
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Even as new and faster tests become available, lengthy delays to obtain results continue and test materials are running low, compounding the crises hospitals are facing.
Source: NYT - Category: American Health Authors: Tags: Tests (Medical) Shortages Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hospitals Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Abbott Laboratories Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CVS Caremark Corpo Source Type: news
Arkansas' governor on Tuesday opposed allowing cities to issue their own stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus outbreak while the state resists such a restriction.
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - Category: American Health Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 6 April 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Dawn M. Angel, Robert S. Zeiger, Scott H. Sicherer, David A. Khan, Michael Schatz
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Jeffrey Miron andErin PartinSome immigration opponents want lawmakers tocancel the H1B visa lottery, which admits 85,000 skilled immigrants per year. Their position may reflect a belief that high ‐​skilled immigration is especially dangerous during the COVID-19 pandemic. If so, they have the analysis backwards.Not only do highly skilled immigrants help U.S. companies develop new technologies and innovations; many serve on the front lines of the medical response to COVID-19.Medical professionals make up roughly5 percent of H1B visa applicants out of the top 100 occupations. These doctors, nurses, and technicia...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
Purpose of review One of the defining trends of population movement in the last half century has been global urbanization. Depression is the most common mental disorder in the world, but it is unclear how urbanization and urban living affect depression outcomes. Grounded in a previously articulated conceptual framework, we systematically reviewed recently published studies on urbanization, urbanicity, and depression. Recent findings Eleven articles were included in this review. Four studies found that living in urban areas was associated with elevated odds or more symptoms of depression. Three studies – all done...
Source: Current Opinion in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: THE IMPACT OF URBANISATION ON MENTAL HEALTH: Edited by Jair Mari Source Type: research
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Source: Current Opinion in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research
Catherine StrausCato ’sCenter for Educational Freedom has been thinking hard about the coronavirus and its impact on our education system. Here ’s a quick roundup of our work furnishing suggestions and resources for the suddenly homeschooling and grappling with the education policy implications of the coronavirus lockdown.Help for the Newly HomeschoolingHomeschooling During the COVID-19 PandemicHomeschooling expert Kerry McDonald recorded a  three‐​part Cato Daily Podcast series on homeschooling and the coronavirus. All three episodes are embedded in this blog post, which also summarizes each epis...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
Lung cancer experts issued thoughtful recommendations on how to approach lung cancer during the pandemic while still limiting exposure to COVID-19 as patients are in hospital receiving treatment.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
Abstract Uranium and plutonium are both poisonous radioactive elements, which are very harmful to human health and environment. Therefore, it is of great significance to study the distribution of 238U concentration and 239+240Pu activity in the uranium mine surrounding soils. We have collected some surface soil sediments within 2 km of two uranium mines and a solid waste management center in Guangxi Province. The 238U concentration in these study areas is in the range of 1.44-83.91 mg/g, and the 238U concentration in the A uranium mine surrounding surface soils is higher than that in the B uranium mine a...
Source: Applied Radiation and Isotopes - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Appl Radiat Isot Source Type: research
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