LIFE is a 3D simulation training app for smartphones that teaches healthcare workers how to manage medical emergencies using game-like training techniques to reinforce the key steps that need to be performed in order to save lives. Read more
The study estimates that one in five deaths globally -- equivalent to 11 million deaths -- are associated with poor diet, and diet contributes to a range of chronic diseases in people around the world. In 2017, more deaths were ... Read more
INTERGROWTH-21st tools have been downloaded more than 170,000 times, now research is underway to find out what impact these tools have had on clinical and research practice across the world. The tools are based on the INTERGROWTH-21st Project which produced ... Read more
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
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
This study assessed the effect of a family planning intervention package on modern contraceptive use at 12 months post partum in predominantly rural Burkina Faso. Findings suggest that a package of ...
This study is a secondary analysis of surveillance data on 119 244 pregnancies from two large population-based cluster-randomised controlled trials in Brong Ahafo, Ghana. Findings suggest that facility birth does ...
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Experiences of completing the introduction to clinical research course
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.