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In this section of the newsletter, we provide excerpts of and links to relevant and topical studies, opinion pieces, blogs, and other articles published on leading scientific platforms on health systems, medicine, and allied social sectors, and reputed media platforms.

What should equity in global health research look like?

Comment article published July 16, 2022 in The Lancet                  

The global health community must address inequities that impact health outcomes and wellbeing. The articles talks about how institutions in the high-income countries disproportionately influence how and what is researched, resulting in the exclusion of cultural contexts and priorities of researchers in the low-income and middle-income countries from global health leadership and the benefits of research. It suggests that global health research will advance from greater recognition of LMIC researchers and communities.

Heart disease after COVID: what the data say

News Feature published August 2, 2022 in Nature               

Some studies suggest that the risk of cardiovascular problems, such as a heart attack or stroke, remains high even many months after the COVID-19 infection clears up. Researchers are starting to pin down the frequency of these issues and what is causing the damage. The articles talks about such studies, most of which point to the fact that people who had been admitted to intensive care with acute COVID-19 infection had a drastically higher risk of cardiovascular problems during the next year.

How Covid-19 Mitigation Measures Disproportionately Impacted Women and Girls

Expert interview published June 9, 2022 in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The article highlights the need to fully understand the pandemic’s impact by considering secondary, longer-term economic, social, health, and security effects of pandemic response strategies, especially in the context of women. Some of the data point indicating the adverse impact on women discussed in the article include increase in gender-based violence, struggles with mental health, increase in unintended and teenage pregnancies, and the disproportionate loss of jobs among others.

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