Abstract The health burden due to mental health has historically been underestimated with focus on communicable diseases and deaths and little consideration of disability and comorbidity effects of poor mental health. Recent data show increasing trends of mental health disorders as a share of global health burdens and vulnerability of adolescents. This paper aims to […]
Overview The Gender and Public Health Emergencies (GPHE) Working Group is proud to launch its small grants program focused on research, advocacy and programmatic interventions related to gender and public health emergencies. This scheme intends to support organizations working on aspects of gender and public health emergencies. It is open to members of the GPHE […]
Gender in Infectious Disease Epidemic Preparedness and Response (GENPAR) Toolkit Sex and gender are different though related concepts that play an important role in public health, including in the transmission and course of infectious disease outbreaks. Gender norms contribute to differentials in disease-related risks between men and women, as well as in care, treatment, and […]
Gregory Hooke, Intern, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Throughout history, women with chronic conditions have battled accusations of being hysterical, emotional, or even pretending to be in pain. Unfortunately, for women experiencing long COVID, this narrative has not changed. Many of them have expressed that their long COVID symptoms are disregarded by their […]
How pandemic publishing struck a blow to the visibility of women’s expertise The biases in scientific publishing during the pandemic damaged women’s visibility, recognition, and career advancement, reports Jocalyn Clark Before covid-19, Reshma Jagsi had a thriving clinical and research career. As a full time physician and deputy department chair of radiation oncology at the University […]
We are excited to announce an opportunity to join the Gender and Public Health Emergencies Working Group (formally the Gender and COVID-19 Working Group) as a Working Group Coordinator. This role will support the ongoing success of the Working Group by planning meetings, building relationships with members, managing the list-serve, overseeing awards, and seeking additional […]
“Prevent, detect, contain and treat”: following the pillars of its pandemic preparedness and response framework, Germany’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has been praised for its low fatality rate. However, the conventional prioritization of immediate biomedical needs as the primary guiding principle in outbreak management arguably came at a cost for other systemic issues. Numerous groups paid […]
By Alice Murage The global monkeypox virus outbreak was declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization in July 2022 when cases were reported in over 70 countries and territories. In Canada, and many similar countries, the government responded by initiating a vaccination campaign targeting those identifying as gay or […]
For many people across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic presented various challenges— movement was restricted, many businesses were shuttered, and learning was temporarily halted. The health systems in some regions, particularly those in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), were tested; understaffing, low budgets, and poor infrastructure were common features before being compelled to reroute, reorganise […]
Long COVID has negatively impacted over 100 million people worldwide with residual symptoms that could persist many months or potentially a lifetime after resolution of the acute infection. After a year of devastating losses from COVID-19 infection, the beginning of 2021 offered hope with vaccine distribution. However, with progression of the pandemic into 2022, discussions […]
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