The World Health Organization has introduced a new 5-year strategic plan, called 'the 13th General Programme of Work'. This plan focuses on a triple billion target: ensuring 1 billion more people benefit from access to universal health coverage, 1 billion ... Read more
Global Birth Defects - NEW AREA!
A collection of guides and materials to assist with the diagnosis and surveillance of congenital anomalies for health research professionals working in birth defects surveillance systems, public health and pregnancy cohort studies.Learn more
Welcome to Resources Gateway, an extensive searchable database of guidelines, tools and documents - as well as links to external resources - that are relevant to the development of research in general.Learn more
Improving Health by Improving Research
Faster and better research is critical to solving the world’s biggest health challenges. The Global Health Network enables researchers to work together across networks and between diseases, regions and organisations.Learn more
Professional Development Scheme
The aim of the Professional Development Scheme is to guide, support and develop clinical research staff working at all levels and in all fields of Global Health. A comprehensive, high quality mechanism for recording, tracking and guiding training and professional ...Learn more
Looking for a research site or partners to run a clinical trial?
Are you a research scientist working in Global Health? Or an institution looking for partners to run a clinical trial? Site Finder aims to foster progress in all areas of Global Health by helping put you in contact with hundreds ...Learn more
Outstanding news from global Nursing Now campaign as proposal for 2020 to be the year of the Nurse and Midwife endorsed by the World Health Organisation, stay tuned! Read more
Chinese translations of the INTERGROWTH-21st Fetal and Newborn Lancet articles are now available for download. Read more
A free workshop will be held on July 18th in Abuja, aimed at research nurses who are working in sexual and reproductive health. The workshop is free, but registration is essential! Read more
The eastern Mediterranean region is comprised of 22 countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Suicide, homicide, and sexual ... Read more
A new study led by clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found that hospital-led interventions over a seven-year period were associated with a significant reduction in the hospital's Cesarean delivery rate. The study appears online in The ... Read more
Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with equivalent difficulties who do not receive treatment, according to new research ... Read more
More mothers now need surgery to deliver a baby due to their narrow pelvis size, according to a study. Researchers estimate cases where the baby cannot fit down the birth canal have increased from 30 in 1,000 in the 1960s ... Read more
Each year, about 210 million women become pregnant and about 140 million newborn babies are delivered. The sheer scale of maternal health issues makes maternal well being and survival vital concerns. A decade after The Lancet published a Series on ... Read more
Every day, women die during childbirth and babies are born stillborn. With quality health care throughout pregnancy and childbirth, many of these deaths could be prevented, but countries often lack the knowledge and capacity needed to take actions to stop ... Read more
Breastfeeding is a skill that is learned most effectively by "seeing and doing". The power of visuals is vitally important for mothers learning how to breastfeed. Our nine new videos—narrated in English, French, Spanish, and (soon) Swahili—will help mothers by ... Read more
Field trials of interventions against disease in low and middle income countries (LMICs) may be complex and expensive undertakings. The 3rd edition of “Field Trials of Health Interventions: a Toolbox” has been compiled by over 30 contributors with extensive direct ... Read more
This three module course communicates the methodology of maternal, fetal and newborn growth monitoring and the application of the INTERGROWTH-21st international growth standards to make judgement about appropriateness of growth. This course is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.Go to page
The latest findings from the international INTERGROWTH-21st Project, that has monitored healthy, urban children from educated families across four continents from early pregnancy to 2 years of age, show ...
Using data from a large sample of commercially insured women, the authors sought to assess whether there was an increase in long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) utilization among commercially insured women ...
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Please use this discussion topic to provide general feedback on the Essential Elements of Ethics course, including feedback on the content and user-friendliness of the ...
Research Ethics Online Training is adapted from an e-Learning course and resource package designed and produced by theWorld Health Organisation (WHO) for use by internal staff. Research is a vital ingredient for improved global health and scientifically sound and ethically appropriate research is especially important in resource-poor settings where the need for locally applicable research findings is so great. Therefore the WHO has very kindly granted permission for the adaption of this resource in a format and platform that is accessible to all.