Clubfoot parents worry. Will my child walk? Will it cause her pain? Will he be able to play with friends? Will she be able to go to school?
Imagine a world in which parents don’t have to ask these questions.
An estimated 90% of children born with clubfoot worldwide don’t have access to the treatment they need, but $250 provides complete treatment for one child. This is a problem we can solve.
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This picture speaks volumes. Empty homes left destroyed when the 2006 Lebanese war broke out, a UN observer post in oversight and a Syrian Refugee shelter with limited resources. The children wander around in laughter and joy while their parents revealed the true seriousness of what was being unfolded first hand—refuge survival.
On Saturday, Cambridge hosted the South East Regional Training Day which saw members of the network from all over the South East region coming together for a full day of training.
The training was student-led and consisted of three sessions: conflict resolution, how to form an argument, and public speaking.
Cambridge Co-President, and Regional Coordinator on the National Committee, Caitlin Pley, who organised this exciting event, also described the day as “an opportunity for members from different universities to get to know each other, sharing ideas and advice directly from branch to branch, as well as collectively discussing the strategy and direction of the network for the next three years". #sfgh#globalhealth#studentsforglobalhealth#cambridge#sfghcambridge
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Drivers for Northern Triangle migration are complex, and as noted through @worldfoodprogramme's 2017 study, the role of food security is critical. This is where biofortified maize can make a difference: it's more nutritious and produces larger harvests, helping farmers earn more and improve livelihoods. Read more about the potential of biofortified maize in our latest op-ed in the Michigan Journal of Public Affairs. Link in bio!
Su Su Kyi, a 2nd year MPH student, is pictured at a coordination meeting with implementing partners and government officials in Uganda. She was making a presentation on what Uganda Development and Health Associates (UDHA) are doing in Central and Eastern Uganda.
For students interested in maternal and child health, health advocacy or community development, UDHA is one of our current international partners
New CCP research published in Malaria Journal says, "Relatively few studies have included human behavior when measuring exposure to malaria." The findings suggest a shift in focus is needed to halt malaria. 🦟
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What an incredible team and experience! Just got back from a medical mission trip to Belize with BMI where we performed cataract and pterygium surgeries and performed medical eye exams. The pictures really don't do the experience justice but doing this kind of work is one of the most rewarding aspects of being an ophthalmologist! 👀🤓
According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are estimated to be responsible for 51% of world blindness affecting 20 million people! This statistic is shocking considering 5-10 minutes of surgery can significantly restore vision. It takes an organization like BMI to work with the local providers and organizations and many volunteers to safely provide these types of surgeries and I feel privileged to be a part of this great team! 👊
Definitely hard to be away from my family for a whole week but soon enough they'll be a part of the team. But I think my daughter finally knows what I do... "daddy see boo boo on eyes" 😂
All over the world, more and more children and their parents are getting sick because of the unhealthy food they eat, lack of exercise, and because they don’t know how to develop a growth mindset that helps them to deal with stressful situations.
The 21st century is all about health crises which not only cost countries, millions of pounds but it also cost millions of people their lives. By consuming mostly processed, high calorie, low nutrient foods, by being more inactive more stressed, and loneliest than ever before we have created epidemics of obesity and chronic diseases.
The World Health Organisation and National Health Services listed childhood obesity as one of the most serious worldwide health challenges that the 21st century faces.
If we don’t learn how to live a Healthy and Active Lifestyle that protects our Physical and Emotional Wellbeing, the predictions are that by 2050, almost 100% of UK children and their parents will be overweight and 60% will be obese. Over time, this will make many people sick and will shorten their lives.
The strongest predictor if a child will become overweight or obese is their parents. If the parents are overweight or obese, most likely the children will also become overweight or obese because they learn their parents’ lifestyle.
The world is looking for ‘a cure’, while our children, our homes and our workplaces are the cure. Great education and mind reprogramming techniques are the only way to transform our habits and behaviours and therefore global health.
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WHO reports that the number of obese children and adolescents aged 5 to 19 years increased from 11 million in 1975 to 124 million in 2016. Additionally, in 2016, 213 million were overweight but fell below the threshold for obesity.
This means that in the same year, approximately 340 million or 18% of children and adolescents aged 5 to 19 years were overweight or obese worldwide. It is also important to note that while high-income countries still have the highest prevalence, the rate at which obesity is rising in the said age bracket is much faster in lower-middle income countries.
Obesity is associated with a host of physical illnesses, but it is also important to take into consideration the psychosocial implications of obesity, especially on children.
As abovementioned, the prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing. In 2016, more than 340 million were overweight or obese. Obese children have higher chances of staying obese into adulthood and developing chronic diseases and other illnesses mentioned above. Obesity also has psychosocial effects on children and adolescents, which can stay well into their adulthood.
Psychopathology (depression, behavioural problems, low self-esteem) are more likely to occur among obese adolescents than non-obese adolescents, a study has found.
Another study involving 2813 children found an association between obesity and low self-esteem. It concludes that obesity has an impact on “the self-perception of children entering adolescence” and that “obese children are at particular risk of low perceived competence in sports, physical appearance, and peer engagement.”
To make things worse, obese children with low self-esteem tend to be sadder, lonelier, more nervous, and are more likely to engage in high-risk behaviours, such as smoking and drinking alcohol.
Learn more about how obesity and how some people have successfully overcome it. Link in bio ☝️
Rural Community Assistance Partnership has been selected as our other beneficiary for this year's ride.
Rural Community Assistance Partnership is a national network of nonprofit organizations working to ensure that small, rural, and tribal communities throughout the United States have access to safe drinking water, sanitary waste, and economic development. Rural communities often lack the resources to support their water or wastewater systems, which is why it is important for technical assistance providers like RCAP to work with these communities to build technical, managerial, and financial capabilities of those systems. Check out rcap.org for more information and donate to r4wh.org/donate/ to support our ride and this beneficiary.
The @who released their top 10 threats to global health in 2019, & the gravity of it spoke to me. .
It’s a wonderful reminder that health is a broader arena than simply what you see in your primary care office. It involves everything from antibiotic resistance to noncommunicable diseases. It’s GLOBAL! So when you start to think that your actions here in America have no weight on the health of people in India or Sweden, think again! .
Here are the top 10 threats: air pollution, noncommunicable diseases, global influenza pandemic, fragile settings, antimicrobial resistance, Ebola, weak primary health care, vaccine hesitancy, Dengue, & HIV.
Sidenote: I took this picture back in 2010 while I was in Northern India on a mission trip to help with water well mapping. It’s a reminder to me that my choices here in America can have a ripple effect in countries even as far as India. Be empowered to know that small healthy habits for an individual can make an impact in global health and wellness. You have the power to make a difference! Look at what’s best for the whole before the individual and you could make waves in the improvement of our global health. #globalhealth#healthcare#womeninmedicine#physicianassistant#medicine
Fatmata’s family was devastated when they realized her legs were growing abnormally. Eventually, her legs were so bowed that it was difficult for six-year-old Fatmata to walk normally, let alone go to school. Her aunt, believing that change might one day be possible, taught Fatmata at home every night so that she wouldn't fall behind in class. Now, after being approved for surgery to correct her legs, hope is finally tangible for Fatmata!⠀
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Every mother deserves access to maternal healthcare, including well-trained nurses and midwives! In Ghana, midwife Caroline is dedicated to training the next generation of midwives, passing down critical skills that they will use to keep future moms and babies healthy.
Photo by @Kateholtphoto
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It's time for our favorite day of the week! For today's #pHBalanceTip we wanted to remind everyone to remember to take care of their necks during their skincare routine. If you do not show proper attention to your necks just like your faces you can show early signs of aging.
Follow us @phbalanceskincare for more.
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Meet Arturo Serratos De Vecchi, a member of our Sub-Theme Committee: “In Mexico as in many countries, health access and quality depend on the economic situation of the people. As a general practitioner and a medical science researcher working at the Mexican national institute of public health, I’ve learned from great health leaders who work each day for the benefit of my country, always concerned about the improvement of the Mexican health system. Although several changes have already been made to overcome this challenge, there is still much to be done and well-prepared leaders are needed to achieve it. #SheffWHO2019 will be a great chance for people to share knowledge, improve skills and create networks to improve health quality around the world.” #Mexico#globalhealth#medic#universityofsheffield
Universal Health Coverage on mind . From low to middle to high income countries, challenges exists . From health financing models it would appear the new challenges are eroding our age long knowledge on how best to deliver healthcare .
From pressing issues in the United Kingdom, ranging from 4 hour Accident and Emergency Targets to the consideration from a repeal of the Obamacare in the United States to problems of access and financial catastrophe arising from huge out of pocket payments in low income countries,
it would appear health as a commodity needs new approach to sustainable financing given existing realities . #worldeconomicforum#universalhealthcoverage#globalhealth#davosswitzerland
We are so honoured to participate again in the Agents of Change Conference last week with @esf_englishschoolsfoundation. Happy to spread the word about our soap recycling program & good hygiene practices with the new generation! ♻🌱
我們很榮幸於上週能夠再次參與英基 Agents of Change Conference。很高興與新生代們介紹潔世的香皂回收再造計劃和推廣良好的衛生習慣。
👩🏼⚕️MY WHY ❤️
My final semester of nursing school I had the incredible opportunity to spend a few weeks in Rwanda with a few of my classmates and professor. We got to work in the local hospital, teach community health and learn about the culture and history of Rwanda. The people we met and the stories that we encountered were life changing. This boy, especially, is why I do what I do. His heartbreaking and tragic story mixed with his contagious giggle struck me two years ago just as hard as it does right now.
This is why I am a nurse. Moments like this one, so pure and so humbling. This moment in time captured in a few photos still feels like it was just yesterday. It’s easy to forget our (WHY) but I urge you every now and then to pause and reflect on how far you’ve come and where you are going. #nursing#healthcare#RN#nurselife#travelnursing#globalhealth#communityhealth#exploringmywhy#nursingjourney
COPE Health Scholars is proud to sponsor the 2019 Los Angeles Global Health Conference (LAGHC). The fourth annual LAGHC, will be held at University of California, Los Angeles on January 26th, 2019. Come meet our team members during the exhibitor fair and networking session and learn more about our programs.
Tickets are still available! Visit www.laglobalhealth.org to register!
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Companies and businesses are powerful initiators of positive change. Use your influence to inspire action among your employees, investors, suppliers and customers this #WorldCancerDay.
2019 — the year filled with a nice blend of travel, medicine & travel medicine. Just one rotation until Uganda, and then one more after that until.... 🇨🇴 (who knows the flag 😏) #travelmedicine#globalhealth
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Unable to access the surgery he needed to remove his neurofibroma, Bernard used his disappointment to drive his efforts into school work, promising to not let it affect his life and to make something of himself: “You cannot let what people say about you stop you from doing what you want to do. All my life I wanted to be something big and no matter what people said about me, I would not let it stop me.”⠀