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Free Global Health Journal

The release of the first issue of Global Health: Science and Practice - Dedicated to what works in global health programs is an important moment in Public Health.

I am convinced the online, open-access and peer-reviewed journal can help to bridge the gap between research and practice in global health and provide valuable support for health program planners, implementers, and evaluators. The journal focuses -different than other health journals- on practical program implementation issues, detailed information on program components and implementation processes.

Key topics are related to health issues (e.g. child health, HIV/AIDS), programming models (e.g. community-based services, private-sector approaches), and cross-cutting issues (e.g. mHealth/eHealth, monitoring and evaluation). The website offers also instructions for interested authors, global health job listings, and comprehensive alert services.

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You don’t know what you got till it’s gone
Lindsey Dole created a poster series addressing women’s health, environmental reform, economic struggle, and war. All images were inspired by a song, in this case Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi. The poster looks like a Jugendstil silk painting to me and reminds me that we often don’t appreciate our healthy body until we got sick.

You don’t know what you got till it’s gone

Lindsey Dole created a poster series addressing women’s health, environmental reform, economic struggle, and war. All images were inspired by a song, in this case Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi. The poster looks like a Jugendstil silk painting to me and reminds me that we often don’t appreciate our healthy body until we got sick.

Man Reminder App for Breast Health

Rethink Breast Cancer is a sassy & smart young women’s breast cancer movement. The organization is a great resource for young women concerned about or affected by breast cancer. A fun tool is the free Man Reminder App. The app offers education around breast cancer, reminds on check-ups and self examinations or allows to send a man-o-gram, which are personalized messages send by a hot guy to a friend of yours.

Get Well Soon…
It is only January and 47 states report widespread flu outbreaks, even though nearly half the people in the U.S. are vaccinated against the flu. The infographic illustrates the true costs of getting the flu and estimates that preventive measures can save $35 per person.
CDC provides a collection on what you should know for this influenza season and flu tracking online tools are available for all curious people who wonder if they live in a flu zone.

Get Well Soon…

It is only January and 47 states report widespread flu outbreaks, even though nearly half the people in the U.S. are vaccinated against the flu. The infographic illustrates the true costs of getting the flu and estimates that preventive measures can save $35 per person.

CDC provides a collection on what you should know for this influenza season and flu tracking online tools are available for all curious people who wonder if they live in a flu zone.

Transit Oriented Communities are Healthier

The infographic visualizes how walkable, bikable, and transit oriented communities support the health of a community. Residents are more physical active, have a lower body weight, suffer less traffic injuries and air pollution, and non-drivers are more mobile.

I got interested in the concept Transit Oriented Community and found the document Transit-Oriented Communities: A Primer on Key Concepts created by TransLink, the public transportation in Metro Vancouver. Transit-oriented communities are defined as

Places (regions, municipalities, neighborhoods) that facilitate a decreased reliance on the automobile by:

  • focusing higher-density, mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly development within walking distance of frequent transit: and 
  • implementing mobility management measures to discourage unnecessary driving

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Cricket for HIV/AIDS Awareness & Community Mobilization

Cricket Without Boundaries links the sport to HIV/AIDS awareness and brings together African communities. The organization and local partners coach children and teach adults how to coach the sport. Key HIV/AIDS prevention messages are incorporated into coaching sessions and include: 

  • Abstain from engaging in sex
  • Be faithful to one’s partner
  • Condom use, which is correct and consistent
  • Testing to know one’s status