Bioinformatics can be applied to a range of problems, such as understanding the genome sequence of organisms or coming up with new drugs.
Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/ EPA-EFE
When done properly, a simulation exercise is a useful tool for evaluating preparedness for a public health emergency.
Low immunisation coverage among young children in Samoa allowed a measles outbreak to take hold.
For more than a month, Samoa has been battling a measles outbreak of huge proportions. Things are very slowly starting to improve.
Despite massive investments, Canada’s health-care system has not reaped the benefits of digital technology like banking and retail sectors have.
The digitization of health care in Canada has been a bumpy ride — due to lack of focus on governance, and lack of emphasis on interoperability, transparency and accountability.
Cities around the world appear to be harboring increasing numbers of rats, including this one: the inflatable ‘Scabby the Rat.’
Cities often embark upon drastic and expensive eradication campaigns designed to rapidly rid the city of pests like rats. But are the surviving rats stronger or weaker than before?
People affected by xenophobic violence queue prior to being transported back to their countries from Johannesburg, South Africa.
The experiences of non-nationals in South Africa’s public health care system are more complex and varied than implied by the dominant discourse on "medical xenophobia"
A Nigerian child receives a dose of the polio vaccine.
Now is not the time to ease up the prevention effort, or decades of progress could be undone.
Access to the shoreline is great, but what about places not on the coast?
Béju (Happy City, Street Plan, University of Virginia)
Research into public health benefits of integrating nature into cities has focused on green spaces. New studies suggest water features are just as useful and can piggyback on other infrastructure goals.
HIV-infected and exposed children are vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases.
Effective health care interventions are very important for sub-Saharan Africa because the region has a high burden of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Africa is known to be where humans originated. This makes it the most genetically diverse region in the world. Diversity in other populations represents a subset of the diversity within Africa.
Aquaculture farmers often use antibiotics this can result in antibiotic-resistance in seafood.
The presence of antibiotics in the environment poses a threat to global public health, food safety and human existence.
Nowhere in South Africa is the migrant population as dense as in inner-city Johannesburg.
HIV is a condition that must be managed, not just medically, but also socially, tackling stigma, social anxieties and the risks of disclosure.
Countries need to have the capacity to interrogate their health data to address maternal and child health challenges.
When governments have evidence, they are better placed to develop health policies and programmes.
Many countries are struggling to reach the 90:90:90 goals because people have difficulty accessing treatment.
The fight against AIDS can’t be won without communities.
Communities continue to be vital in efforts to bring the pandemic under control. They are the custodians of rich knowledge that creates the context in which HIV transmission occurs.
The use of HIV-positive organs is now a well-established practice in South Africa.
New research supports kidney transplants from HIV-positive donors to recipients with HIV.
A number of factors contribute to the lower rates of uptake of HIV treatment by adolescents.
There's an urgent need for interventions to increase uptake of antiretroviral therapy and improve services for adolescents.
Most women feel they are unable to ask health professionals questions. And only half were consistently asked if they had questions.
There is growing awareness of the negative impact of ‘parachute research’.
Global health researchers, funders and journals are not walking the talk on equity, diversity and inclusion.
We are seeing the end of modern medicine slowly being played out due to antibiotic resistance. But we can act together to alter the situation.