Perinatal Loss: Initial Perspectives Around Stillbirth & Traumatic Grief

This is a bilingual English-Spanish post. / Este es un mensaje bilingüe en inglés y español. Video Blog on Traumatic Grief with Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, PhD / Video Blog obre el duelo traumático con Dra. Joanne Cacciatore, PhD Hi, my name is Dr. Joanne Cacciatore. I am an Associate Research Professor at Arizona State University. […]

The Importance of Palliative Care for an Aging World

English/Spanish Transcript of Interview with Rab Razzak, M.D. Director, Outpatient Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine Transcripcion Ingles/Español de la Entrevista con Rab Razzak, M.D. Director, Cuidado Paliativo Ambulatorio, Johns Hopkins Medicine  English  What is Palliative Care? Palliative care is specialized care for people with serious illness. We deal with any serious illness at any stage or at […]

The world needs more midwives.

The world needs more midwives. Millennium Development Goals include increasing the number of skilled birth providers on a global level to improve maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality rates.   Often when we talk about global maternal and neonatal outcomes, our assumption is that the US is exempt from them.  However, the obstetric care work force […]

The Global Health Service Partnership; Building Global Health Security One Student and One Patient at a Time

In 2006 the World Health Assembly issued its landmark report that focused world attention on the critical shortage of skilled health workers (midwifes, nurses, physicians) in 57 countries and linked the shortage to attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They reported that where the density of skilled health workers is higher, the probability of […]

Hoping to Help: Improving Short-Term Medical Missions

Nurse midwives and their students are among the hundreds of thousands of people from wealthy parts of the world who travel abroad every year to participate in short-term programs intended to improve the health and well-being of people in poor countries. Considering the horrific toll of maternal and infant mortality in so many countries, the potential […]

Road Traffic Issues: A Public Health Priority

About 1.25 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes and half of those are “vulnerable road users”: pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists (WHO, 2016). One of the targets included in the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 3 Good Health and Well-being, is to halve the number of global […]

It’s Human Civilization that is at stake

This year’s Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference in San Francisco opened with a powerful keynote delivered on planetary health by Richard Horton, The Lancet’s editor-in-chief, declaring we have been mortgaging the health of future generations to pay for today’s wants.  This came as a wake up call for many of the audience members, many […]

Demanding rights in the sustainable development agenda

In September 2015, world leaders convened at the United Nations for a landmark summit to adopt the 2030 Agenda, a robust set of 17 goals and 169 targets to achieve sustainable development over the next 15 years. If fully implemented, the 2030 Agenda promises to end hunger, improve health, strengthen education systems, safeguard the environment, […]

Stories from Guatemala: The intersection between chronic malnutrition and access to contraception.”

For about one-third of my life (soon to reach 75 years of age) I have lived in Guatemala, a country that deserves a much better government than it has ever had. It is a beautiful, agricultural country, and yet some 50% of its children under 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition[i], which results in both growth […]

GANM Survey Results: We are one world.

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has the honor of hosting a Collaborating Center (CC) for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO). The CC engages in national and international activities that respond to information on evidence-based practice, new developments, policy, education, and communication in the field of nursing and […]