News

9
Jun

Where is the science in humanitarian health?

In 1948, in the aftermath of the partition of India and Pakistan, a journal article on the health situation of refugees and internally displaced persons stated that “this report is based entirely on impressions”. Another of the earliest articles about a humanitarian emergency, the East Bengal cyclone in 1970, stated that “relief supplies and volunteers poured

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9
Jun

Health in Humanitarian Crises

Large-scale humanitarian crises are ongoing in Syria, Afghanistan, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen among others. This Lancet Series of four papers and accompanying Comments assesses the evidence base for health interventions in humanitarian crises and finds significant variations in the quantity and quality of evidence. It brings

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6
Jun

Why access to health care is a national security issue

Early last month, US House Republicans rammed through the American Health Care Act, a remarkably regressive piece of legislation that, among other flaws, would be disastrous for pandemic planning and preparedness. The bill eliminates funding for the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which was created under the 2010 Affordable Care Act to invest in vaccination programs, electronic

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31
May

GOP health care bill nothing short of a disaster

“It’s hard to find good news in this report for anyone in the health care industry”, said Tom Bulleit, a partner in the health practice of law firm Ropes & Gray. The report was released just weeks after Republicans narrowly passed a health bill through the House of Representatives. “We’re not going to pass that

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8
May

Donald Trump’s new health care bill is a disaster

For years, Donald Trump has been single-payer-curious. But his new bill is a just a massive giveaway for the rich GRAND RAPIDS, MI – NOVEMBER 08: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during his final campaign rally on Election Day in the Devos Place November 8, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Trump’s marathon last day

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5
May

Health system should work for everyone

EVERY week a new dispute over the implementation of the national health scheme (Gesy) emerges. This week it was the turn of the Association of Insurance Companies (Saek) to complain about the plan to have a single-payer health care system administered by the Health Insurance Organisation, a state body. Like hospital doctors and nurses, insurance

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27
Apr

Top 10 healthcare technology advances for 2017

Liquid biopsies, opioid addiction biosensors and AI top ECRI’s annual list of technologies that will transform the industry this year. As the industry continues to shift into the value-based care model, healthcare organizations are looking for the right tools to support the move. This tech will support the improvement of patient care and, in some

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