Meet Israel Israel Musalam was involved in a road traffic accident while on his motorcycle to work. He was hit from the back by a truck that left him with two broken bones in his leg. Israel was taken to Zomba Hospital Center in Malawi, where doctors inserted long metal pins in his leg to […]
Paired to the launch of the Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission report in September 2020, this policy brief provides a high level overview of the findings and recommendations from the Commission report, as part of efforts to address one of the most glaring inequities in global health.
Released by The Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion (The Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission) in September 2020, this landmark report highlights key findings and recommendations demonstrating the magnitude and pattern of the NCDI burden in several low and low-middle income countries (LLMICs) in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia as well as emphasizing the disparities existing in care and resources available for NCDs and injuries.
Meet Radha Radha Devi Shaud, from rural Nepal, was with her daughter in the jungle cutting firewood (used for cooking) when she slipped and broke her leg while climbing down from a tree. Her young daughter and her daughter-in-law helped to get her up, and carried her on their backs to the market. From there, […]
Meet Dilu Dilu Dhami, a 46-year-old farmer, was working in a field near his home in Dueursen, Nepal when a bear attacked him. The bear charged and swiped at him, causing a deep gash across his face. “There was a lump of flesh dangling from my face,” he said. Dilu’s injuries were not disabling and […]
Published by Jan Swasthya Sahygog (JSS), a health NGO in central India, the Atlas serves as a collection of narratives capturing the patient journey of specific ailments and the complexity in which they present themselves in rural Chhattisgarh, India. Supplemented with photo essays, commentaries and epidemiological figures, the Atlas explores the burden of disease in this setting and repositions prevailing understandings of illness and poverty. NCDs and injuries are featured throughout the work.
This paper introduces the Decade of Action for Global Road Safety and the UN Road Safety Collaboration, and describes the process of developing appropriate indicators for monitoring and evaluation and data collection process, discusses challenges and gaps in data, and ends with the 2010 baseline estimates for future time series comparisons.
Published by the Fia Foundation in July 2015, this Report investigates the role of sustainable financing, advocacy, and target setting for improved global road safety, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda for 2015-2030. Including road safety in global development targets will be critical to reducing fatalities, injuries, and disability burden in low- and middle-income countries.
In this article, the authors present a novel curriculum for point-of-care ultrasound education of non-physician emergency practitioners in a resource-limited setting, using findings from a program in rural Uganda.
Launched in London in April 2015, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery 2030 report discusses the need for and development toward achieving safe, essential, and life-saving surgical care and anesthesia in low- and middle-income countries. Related publications and teaching cases are also available.