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Read the latest blogs related to COVID-19 from our clinical editors and guest writers.

Public-private partnerships and health system strengthening in global health

in Blogs: HIV continues to be a major threat to patient and population health around the world. It will only be controlled by effective programmes that enable the prompt diagnosis and management of patients with this infection. In view of…

Health systems strengthening in primary care: how will we know when things have improved?

in Blogs: Health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries is a challenge. The challenge largely revolves around the need to provide healthcare in both quantity and quality. This is difficult in wealthy countries but is doubly…

WHO recommendations on digital clinical decision support for health system strengthening

in Blogs: WHO recommendations on digital clinical decision support for health system strengthening Dr Kieran Walsh The WHO has recently published recommendations on the use of digital clinical decision support for health system strengthening. (1) Clinical decision…

We have reached the point where we should consider compulsory vaccination

in Blogs: “The time for gently nudging parents to vaccinate their children is over. A groundswell of antivaccine opinion and fake news from a highly influential and malicious antivax lobby is managing to harness social media for its own ends.  As a…

We need a global plan to tackle low vaccine uptake and vaccine hesitancy

in Blogs: “We need a global plan to tackle low vaccine uptake and vaccine hesitancy” Vaccine hesitancy is one of the top 10 global health threats of 2019. In this BMJ Opinion blog, the authors call for more concrete action by…

Ending Epidemics

in Blogs: Ending epidemics    Dr Jonathan Quick, Dr Kieran Walsh This article is based on a podcast that was recorded by the BMJ. In this article, Dr Kieran Walsh, Clinical Director at BMJ, interviews Dr…

How ready is the world for the next infectious disease outbreak?

in Blogs: The Joint External Evaluation found that most countries do not have capacity to deal with infectious disease pandemics.

Will machine learning replace medical education in preventing infectious disease pandemics?

in Blogs: Machine learning and artificial intelligence have enormous potential in healthcare. Machine learning algorithms can already read radiological images, make diagnoses, and advise on treatment options. Just a few years ago these were all tasks that…

Preventing pandemics

in Blogs: Could new strategies save money as well as lives?

Should we use fear in our public health messages about pandemics?

in Blogs: Influenza is a dangerous infectious disease that causes significant morbidity and mortality. Seasonal influenza can cause serious illness, and in the past pandemic influenza has caused widespread deaths.
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