Tag: global health

1. In 2019, a mean height difference of 20 cm or greater was estimated between adolescents in countries with the tallest populations such as the Netherlands, Estonia, Montenegro and those with the shortest populations such as Timor-Leste, Bangladesh and Nepal. 2. The healthiest changes, considering both height and BMI...
1. Firearm use and related crime rates, deaths and injuries have increased disproportionately in the United States compared to other high-income countries over the last decade. 2. Firearm related violence is associated with significant financial, psychosocial and physical harm to communities. 3. Individual and community-level preventative efforts around firearm-related violence and...
1. The Incidence of diarrheal illness decreased by almost 50% among rural primary school children at low-cost private schools in rural India who received school health program interventions implemented by lay community members, compared to those who did not. 2. Intervention coverage rates exceeded 90% of eligible children, and children...
1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement outlining recommendations to improve cultural competence and awareness of barriers to adequate health that affect children from a diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, both domestically and abroad. 2. Recommendations encourage improved trainings for pediatricians and trainees on a...
1. When multi-national government healthcare spending decreased by 1%, a significant increase in mortality for children under 5 years old was seen, lasting for up to 5 years. 2. The decrease in healthcare spending had a greater effect on lower income countries compared to higher income countries as greater rates...
Image: PD 1. Researchers found that 100% of Pediatric AIDS Corps (PAC) physicians who completed an online survey were happy with their decision to join the PAC and 99% would recommend the experience to a colleague. 2. Half of respondents continued to work with patients in resource-limited areas after completing their...