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Dr. Paula Braitstein, Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Awarded 2017 CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Award


The Trailblazer Award recognizes outstanding contributions made by researchers in the field of population health intervention research, according to the website. Residing in North-Western Kenya, Dr. 770 more words

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After More Than a Decade, Rights of Indigenous Peoples Not Fully Realized

By Miroslav Lajcák (President of the UN General Assembly)

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 18 2018 (IPS) – First, I want to talk about how we got here. 631 more words

Human Rights

In Freefall: Scarcity in Venezuela


The lines begin to stretch around the block well before 5:00 each morning. People wait for hours, hoping that there will be something left by the time they reach the door. 1,681 more words

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Where does Canada stand in its obligation to make Assistive Technology accessible to all?


Today’s public health situation is quite different from what it was in the 20th century. Today, in many parts of the world we see populations living longer, surviving communicable and non-communicable diseases and injuries due to better healthcare and related factors (WHO, 2014). 1,280 more words

Policy & Practice

Screening for Food Insecurity in Canadians


Household food insecurity is a serious public health problem in Canada.1 In addition to being associated with poor physical and mental health outcomes,2,3 the stress endured by children from food-insecure households predisposes them to a cascade of disadvantages.4 Implementing a strategy focused on high-risk children whereby healthcare practitioners, including Canadian physicians and pediatricians, routinely screen their patients for food insecurity may improve clinical management and mitigate the long-term consequences of food insecurity on health. 2,542 more words

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Good Parenting for a Good Life: Breaking the Cycle of Street-Involvement (Malezi Bora na Maisha Mazuri)


Author’s note: Thank you to the street-connected mothers who came up with the program title, and who are helping to build this program and make it their own. 1,992 more words

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The Mountain of Youth: What We Can Learn from Okinawa, Japan


The elderly population of Okinawa, Japan has gained worldwide recognition for enjoying exceptionally long lives with autonomy even into advanced age. This phenomenon has inspired many researchers seeking to unlock the secrets of healthy aging. 3,215 more words

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