The science and medicine academies of Brazil, Germany, South Africa, and the USA find the evidence associating air pollution to non-communicable disease to be unequivocal. They therefore propose urgent adoption of a new Global Compact on Air Pollution and Health.
This Special Collection presents reports and commentaries describing the growth in African health capacity catalyzed by the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and the Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI) and sustained by the African Forum for Research and Education (AFREhealth).
Environmental pollution, occupational hazards and climate change threaten the health of people around the world, especially in low- and middle-income countries. This Special Collection describes some of these hazards and offers solutions for their prevention and control.
This Special Collection examines the legal and ethical framework of Short Term Experiences in Global Health (STEGHs). The five papers presented here reach the unequivocal conclusion that STEGHs cannot allow or condone illegal or unethical practices. They must operate in full partnership with local institutions and in full compliance with local laws and customs.
This Special Collection examines the intersection between governance and public health. The report by Kavanagh and Chen and the accompanying commentary by Goosby show clearly that health aid provided to developing countries by the Global Fund not only improves health, but also strengthens governance, reduces corruption, and advances development.