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16 de Abril     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Informatica Medica     Open Access  
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Adversity and Resilience Science : Journal of Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
AJOB Empirical Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Akademika     Open Access  
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
American Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Health Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 264)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Annales des Sciences de la Santé     Open Access  
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità     Open Access  
Annals of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Applied Research In Health And Social Sciences: Interface And Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Apuntes Universitarios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Community Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Suicide Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archivos de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos de Ciências da Saúde     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Medicine and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Atención Primaria Práctica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 6)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Behavioral Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal  
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Biosalud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Birat Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Boletin Médico de Postgrado     Open Access  
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
British Journal of Health Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Saúde     Open Access  
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Carta Comunitaria     Open Access  
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Case Studies in Fire Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
CASUS : Revista de Investigación y Casos en Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
CES Salud Pública     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Child Abuse Research in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Children     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia & Salud     Open Access  
Ciencia & Trabajo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia e Innovación en Salud     Open Access  
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia y Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencia y Salud Virtual     Open Access  
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cities & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clocks & Sleep     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CoDAS     Open Access  
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Contraception and Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuaderno de investigaciones: semilleros andina     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de la Escuela de Salud Pública     Open Access  
Curare     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Design for Health     Hybrid Journal  
Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Diversity and Equality in Health and Care     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Diversity of Research in Health Journal     Open Access  
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Drogues, santé et société     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Duazary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Düzce Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi / Journal of Duzce University Health Sciences Institute     Open Access  
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
electronic Journal of Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Emergency Services SA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ensaios e Ciência : Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
EsSEX : Revista Científica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios sociales : Revista de alimentación contemporánea y desarrollo regional     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethics & Human Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Eurasian Journal of Health Technology Assessment     Open Access  
EUREKA : Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Expressa Extensão     Open Access  
Face à face     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Family & Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 14)
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Digital Health     Open Access  
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Frontiers of Health Services Management     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ganesha Journal     Open Access  
Gazi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access  
Gestão e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Advances in Health and Medicine     Open Access  
Global Challenges     Open Access  
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Global Health Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Global Reproductive Health     Open Access  
Global Security : Health, Science and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Transitions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastane Öncesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
HCU Journal     Open Access  
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Health and Human Rights     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Equity     Open Access  
Health Inform     Full-text available via subscription  

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Global Health Journal
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ISSN (Print) 2096-3947
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  • Omega-3 fatty acids and mental health

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 March 2020Source: Global Health JournalAuthor(s): Klaus W. Lange
       
  • Diagnosis and treatment plan of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (tentative sixth
           edition)

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 March 2020Source: Global Health JournalAuthor(s):
       
  • Interpretation of the diagnosis and treatment plan of Corona Virus Disease
           2019 (tentative fifth revised edition)

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 March 2020Source: Global Health JournalAuthor(s):
       
  • Interpretation of the diagnosis and treatment plan of Corona Virus Disease
           2019 (tentative sixth edition)

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 March 2020Source: Global Health JournalAuthor(s):
       
  • Aging in China: perspectives on public health

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 March 2020Source: Global Health JournalAuthor(s): Yuting Han, Yao He, Jun Lyu, Canqing Yu, Mingze Bian, Liming Lee
       
  • Remote consultation based on mixed reality technology

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 10 March 2020Source: Global Health JournalAuthor(s): Jiayao Zhang, Fei Gao, Zhewei Ye
       
  • Policy options for addressing the high cost of specialty pharmaceuticals

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 December 2019Source: Global Health JournalAuthor(s): Kristi Abbott, Hui Shao, Lizheng ShiAbstractThe cost to U.S. consumers of specialty drugs is too high, and cost-sharing obligations are reducing patient access to affordable and life-changing medications. While accounting only for approximately 2% of prescriptions filled, specialty drugs accounted for nearly 45% of the U.S. drug spend in 2018, and this rate continues to rise. This review analyzes the current state of the U.S. specialty drug market and recommends six policy options for decreasing out-of-pocket costs to consumers. A systematic review was conducted, gathering articles from peer-reviewed and government resources published from January 2014 to May 2019 using databases such as PubMed, OVID, and the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Articles were reviewed for unique and relevant information relating to cost specialty drugs, industry trends, underlying legislation and policy challenges, and viable policy options. The findings show that, while the cost of specialty drug prices is growing, the rate of growth is projected to slow to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4 to 7% between 2019 and 2023, as compared to a CAGR of 7.2% from 2014 to 2018, largely due to the Food and Drug Administration's approval of 10 new biosimilars in 2018 and early 2019. However, specialty drug spending as a percentage of total spending continues to rise and can cost payers and patients more than USD 3,500 on average per month. We recommend six policy options for reducing consumers' out-of-pocket cost obligations: (1) discourage “pay-for-delay” agreements and patent evergreening; (2) align incentives across the specialty drug supply chain with value-based pricing; (3) tighten orphan drug eligibility or impose a sales tax on drugs if the sales tax exceeds a specified threshold until federal subsidies are recouped; (4) increase transparency in transactions between specialty drug supply chain stakeholders; (5) tax the direct-to-consumer advertising of specialty drugs and use the proceeds to fund public research; and (6) support copay cards and patient assistance programs. While the consensus across the industry is that the out-of-pocket costs of specialty drugs to patients are too high, industry stakeholders must agree about which set of policy options to implement. Lawmakers must explore options for reducing the out-of-pocket costs of specialty medications and gather public input on how to best align stakeholder incentives across the specialty drug supply chain.
       
  • Development and prospects of digital orthopedics in Hubei province

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 26 November 2019Source: Global Health JournalAuthor(s): Xinghuo Wu, Zhewei YeAbstractBased on the development and application of new technology, as a new interdisciplinary subject, digital orthopedics becomes an important development direction of modern medicine in the past years. Using digital orthopedics technology, such as 3D digital printing technology, mixed reality technology, provides new impetus of orthopedic surgery and indicates its great potential of precision medicine and personalized therapy for orthopedic disorders. In 2017, Hubei Branch of China Digital Orthopaedic Society of Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT) was founded. It is an important milestone and academic event for the development of digital orthopedics in Hubei. After that, Hubei's digital orthopedics professionals have made great progress in clinical, scientific research, conference and social activities. The development of 5G technologies in China will provide more opportunities and challenges for global digital orthopedics in the near future.
       
  • Perinatal mental health in China: views of health system professionals in
           Shanghai

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2019Source: Global Health Journal, Volume 3, Issue 3Author(s): Simone Schwank, Helena Lindgren, Birgitta Wickberg, Yan Ding, Ewa AnderssonAbstractBackgroundMental health has recently been receiving a growing amount of attention in mainland China, with mental disorders increasingly being recognized as a major public health concern. However, the treatment gap for mental health care is markedly high in China. Previous research and clinical practice have focused on high-risk physical disorders but overlooked psychosocial factors, especially during the perinatal period.AimsTo explore Chinese professionals’ perception and attributions of perinatal mental health in China.MethodThe study was conducted in Shanghai, China, in 2018, drawing on interviews with 15 key informants including health professionals, government officials, and policymakers recruited through snowball sampling. Content analysis of the semi-structured interviews was performed.ResultsThe study yielded insights into the perceptions of perinatal mental health among health professionals in Shanghai. Three themes emerged from the informants’ reports: (1) mental health influenced by tradition—describing traditions affecting the perception of mental health at both the societal and individual level; (2) societal changed contributing perinatal mental health problems—referring to a rapidly changing cultural and economic backdrop as a source of stress leading to mental health problems; and (3) existing and required resources—demonstrating a lack of professional training, staff shortages, and inadequacy of resources to provide the required mental health care.ConclusionOur results provide new insights into key health professionals’ perceptions of mental health problems in Shanghai. Hesitation to seek care owing to a lack of knowledge, and resource shortages in health care systems are obstacles to improve mental health among women in urban China.
       
  • Containing the rising cost of insulin: select policy recommendations

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 December 2019Source: Global Health JournalAuthor(s): Mary Titus, Lizheng ShiAbstractDiabetes is a chronic disease that affects over 30 million people in the United States. Of these, approximately 7.4 million use one or more formulations of insulin to manage their condition. There is a significant financial burden on diabetic individuals, as the price of insulin keeps increasing each year. Such consistent and drastic increase in the price of insulin is due to the complexities in the insulin supply chain, pricing mechanisms particularly due to pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), and the dominance of a few insulin manufacturers in the market. This policy analysis has been undertaken independently and is based on information from peer-reviewed journals, government organizations and agencies, and credible news sources. Politicians and various stakeholders in the supply chain have made several policy recommendations on the pricing of insulin. From the data and information collected, we suggest basing a patient's co-payment on the net price instead of the list price of insulin, and that there should be real-time transparency in the negotiations between PBMs and pharmaceutical companies on rebates.
       
  • Health technology assessment in traditional Chinese medicine in China:
           current status, opportunities, and challenges

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 2 December 2019Source: Global Health JournalAuthor(s): Yi Yang, Kan Tian, Gengliang Bai, Xiangyuan Zhu, Yong Yang, Xiaoyong Yu, Lizheng ShiAbstractObjectivesThe widespread usage of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and the government's emphasis on TCM in China have created a positive macro-environment and great opportunities to develop and strengthen health technology assessment (HTA) in TCM. Over the past ten years, a series of policies have been issued by the government to promote the application of HTA and the development of TCM in China. This study reviews the concepts and characteristics of TCM, summarizes the current status of HTA in TCM, and analyzes the opportunities and challenges faced by HTA development in TCM with respect to deepening of healthcare reforms.MethodsLiterature review and website searches were used to acquire information regarding the basic theories of TCM and the current status, opportunities, and challenges for HTA in TCM.ResultsThe number of articles on HTA in TCM rose substantially, especially those published in China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI). With the optimistic policy environment and huge market demand for TCM, the development of HTA in TCM is expected to flourish in China. However, HTA in TCM also faces numerous challenges such as the absence of a clinical efficacy evaluation system for TCM and insufficient basic research evidence and qualified personnel.ConclusionsTCM has unique characteristic that distinguishes it from Western medicine. Currently, it is important to take all measures to address the existing main challenges and thereby take advantage of the present opportunities to develop and improve HTA in TCM.
       
  • China's unique role in the field of global health

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 25 November 2019Source: Global Health JournalAuthor(s): Yang Cheng, Feng ChengAbstractChina's participation in global governance, inspired by the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, is driven by the guiding principle of “building a community of shared future for mankind”. China has been promoting the Belt and Road Initiative and South-South Cooperation and has made significant contributions to the prosperity of human beings. Along with the opportunities that globalization brought about such as the World Health Organization and the boom in the economy, global health challenges also emerged. This resulted in certain obstacles for China when it sought to advocate the Belt and Road Initiative and when it attempted to carry out its strategy to address global health issues. What are the emerging challenges for global health' What can China do for global health' Why does global health need China' We tried to address these questions as China's global engagement continues to expand in the new era. This article makes the case for Chinese approaches, including getting involved in public health, being consistent in addressing local conditions, sharing China's experience with handling health services, and strengthening government-led action while being guided by relative policies. China has a lot to offer in the promotion of global health and in overcoming the challenges and risks that this goal currently faces. Thus, China should be considered an inseparable part of global health governance and bilateral health development cooperation.
       
  • Smart healthcare: making medical care more intelligent

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2019Source: Global Health Journal, Volume 3, Issue 3Author(s): Shuo Tian, Wenbo Yang, Jehane Michael Le Grange, Peng Wang, Wei Huang, Zhewei YeAbstractWith the development of information technology, the concept of smart healthcare has gradually come to the fore. Smart healthcare uses a new generation of information technologies, such as the internet of things (loT), big data, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence, to transform the traditional medical system in an all-round way, making healthcare more efficient, more convenient, and more personalized. With the aim of introducing the concept of smart healthcare, in this review, we first list the key technologies that support smart healthcare and introduce the current status of smart healthcare in several important fields. Then we expound the existing problems with smart healthcare and try to propose solutions to them. Finally, we look ahead and evaluate the future prospects of smart healthcare.
       
  • Mixed reality breathes fresh energy into the development of modern surgery

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2019Source: Global Health Journal, Volume 3, Issue 3Author(s): Zhewei YeAbstractWith the rapid development of holographic imaging technology, virtual reality and augmented reality technology have been used in medicine for decades. However, due to the lack of compatibility between the virtual world and the real world and the lack of human-computer interaction, their widespread use is limited. As a research hotspot in recent years, the mixed reality technology has a huge prospect in the medical field by virtue of its unique advantages combined with the virtual world and the real world, as well as better human-machine real-time interaction and precise matching. This article will focus on the development of this technology in recent years, and introduce the application of mixed reality technology in medical education and clinical application.Unlabelled Image
       
  • The evaluation of global epidemic of HIV/AIDS with a novel approach using
           country-specific counts of HIV infections and three rates controlled for
           population and geographic area

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2019Source: Global Health Journal, Volume 3, Issue 3Author(s): Xinguang Chen, Bin Yu, Lin ZhaoAbstractBackgroundThe human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) epidemic is a typical global health concern. The impact of HIV/AIDS is global, and we cannot effectively solve the problem without a global effort. In this study, we report our research on global HIV/AIDS control with an innovative four-dimensional approach.MethodsCountries (n = 148) with data available on area size, total population, and the total number of persons living with HIV (PLWH) were included. The HIV epidemic across the globe was described using 4 indicators, including the total count, population-based P rate, geographic area-based G rate, and population and geographic area-based PG rate.ResultsA total of 35,426,911 PLWH were included, with a global prevalence rate of 0.51 per 1,000 persons. The total PLWH count provided data on resource allocation in individual countries to improve HIV/AIDS care; and the top five countries with the highest PLWH counts were South Africa (7,000), Nigeria (3,500), India (2,100), Kenya (1,500), and Mozambique (1,500). The other three indicators provide a measure to assess the global risk profile of HIV transmission and to provide information on HIV/AIDS prevention strategies. The top five countries with the highest P rates (per 1,000 persons) were Swaziland (170.9), Botswana (154.7), Lesotho (145.2), South Africa (127.4), and Zimbabwe (89.7); the top five countries with the highest G rates (per 100 km2) were Swaziland (1,279.1), Malawi (1,039.5), Lesotho (1,021.1), Rwanda (810.7), and Uganda (748.1); and the top five countries with highest PG rates (per 1,000,000 persons per 100 km2) were Barbados (2,127.9), Swaziland (993.8), Lesotho (478.3), Malta (375.0), and Mauritius (319.7). With PG rate, we detected countries in two hotspots (south and middle Africa and the Caribbean region) and one belt across the Euro-Asian region with high risks of HIV transmission.ConclusionsThis study expanded the conventional measures by adding two new indicators, thus forming a new four-dimensional framework to quantify the global HIV epidemic. In addition to gaining a better insight into the epidemic than before, study findings provide new data on country-level and global efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
       
  • What we have learnt from the SARS epdemics in mainland China'

    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2019Source: Global Health Journal, Volume 3, Issue 3Author(s): Wuchun Cao, Liqun Fang, Dan XiaoAbstractThis article provides an overview of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemics in mainland China and of what we have learned since the outbreak. The epidemics spanned a large geographical extent but clustered in two regions: first in Guangdong Province, and about 3 months later in Beijing and its surrounding areas. The resulting case fatality ratio of 6.4% was less than half of that in other SARS-affected countries and regions, partly due to younger-aged patients and a higher proportion of community-acquired infections. Strong political commitment and a centrally coordinated response were most important for controlling SARS. The long-term economic consequence of the epidemic was limited. Many recovered patients suffered from avascular osteonecrosis, as a consequence of corticosteroid usage during their infection. The SARS epidemic provided valuable experience and lessons relevant in controlling outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases, and has led to fundamental reforms of the Chinese health system. Additionally, the epidemic has substantially improved infrastructures, surveillance systems, and capacity to response to health emergencies. In particular, a comprehensive nationwide internet-based disease reporting system was established.
       
 
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