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Julian Fisher

An experienced policy advisor specialising in public health and the environment based in Geneva, Switzerland. Also holding a research position at Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics University of Braunschweig - Institute of...Read full bio
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Renzo Guinto

Dr. Ramon Lorenzo Luis R. Guinto (Renzo) is an emerging young leader in global health research, advocacy and education. A graduate of the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) under its accelerated seven-year Integrated Liberal Arts and...Read full bio

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Mental Health; Analysis of exposure over the life-course to social determinants

Analysis of exposure over the life-course to social determinants shows that exposure to negative and positive determinants processes and accumulate over time, influencing epigenetical, psychosocial, physiological, and behavioural attributes among individuals as well as social conditions in families... Read more

Institute of Medicine; A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health

A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health " Educating health professionals about the social determinants of health generates awareness among those professionals about the potential root causes of ill health and the importance of addressing them in... Read more

SDH eBook agile development process

Agile development process of WHO eBook on the Social Determinants of Health The eBook Steering Committee agreed to adopt an agile development approach to improve the responsiveness of the ebook development that will run in parallel, but separate from the production of the WHO eBook which is the... Read more

Let’s not forget water – a critical determinant of health

Let’s not forget water – a critical determinant of health By Patricia Gan Today, there is already a wide recognition among health professionals and health sector organizations worldwide that health is multifactorial. Aside from the common understanding that patient health can be measured by... Read more

Health as a bridge to peace: the role of transformative education

Healthcare workers have undeniably and increasingly served as frontline responders in mitigating the fallout of conflicts. (Source: ICRC) In commemoration of the International Day of Peace on September 21, Ibukun Adepoju of the European Medical Students’ Association examines the need for a new... Read more

Envisioning a greener, healthier future: climate change education for health professionals

A medical student from the Philippines signs a petition clamoring for bolder commitments and action among world leaders attending the 2009 UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark On August 27-29, 2014, the World Health Organization organizes the first ever Conference on Health and Climate... Read more

Breastfeeding: Filling the Gap

Nurses educating nursing mothers on breastfeeding in a health center in Lagos, Nigeria (Courtesy of John Kolawole, MD) This week, from August 1 to 7, 2014, we are celebrating the World Breastfeeding Week with the theme “BREASTFEEDING: A Winning Goal - For Life!” In this article, Dr. Chijioke Kaduru... Read more

Innovative Education through Projects on Social Determinants of Health – Leading the Change in Croatia

Innovative Education through Projects on Social Determinants of Health – Leading the Change in Croatia By Ljiljana Lukić , University of Zagreb Medical School National Public Health Officer, Croatian Medical Students International Committee (CroMSIC) / Member, Advisory Council on Youth, Ministry of... Read more

Dentistry at a tipping point.

Dentistry at a tipping point; an interview with Professor David Williams (DW) Professor David Williams Professor of Global Oral Heath, Bart's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, UK Julian Fisher - JF: How is the dental profession responding to the emerging 2015 development agenda,... Read more

Role of physicians in helping patients to adapt and in developing public policy to mitigate climate change

As part of the preparations for the 2014 Prince Mahidol Award Conference Dr Julian Fisher ( JF ) spoke to Dr Margaret Mungherera (MM) President of the World Medical Association (WMA) about the role of physicians in helping patients to adapt and in developing public policy to mitigate climate change... Read more

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