12% of the world's smokers live in Latin America and the Caribbean. Every year, tobacco use contributes to the growth of non-communicable diseases and causes one million deaths in the region. So if tobacco is the most preventable cause of death, how can countries get their populations to stop smoking? … [Read more...] about Time to say goodbye to tobacco
Among future parents, the “doula” – a Greek word that means “servant woman” or "women's servant" – is increasingly popular. Who are doulas and what accounts for their popularity? A doula is someone who provides the support and understanding necessary to make childbirth an enriching and personalized experience. In many countries doulas meet a need that traditional maternity … [Read more...] about Why Do Some Women Want Doulas to Accompany Them During Childbirth?
Copyright © 2016. Inter-American Development Bank. If you wish to republish an article, please ask for permission at firstname.lastname@example.org. By Sarju Sing Rai and Meghana Kulkarni. Did you know that every hour approximately 10 people get infected with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean? HIV/AIDS is one of the most challenging and destructive diseases in human … [Read more...] about How can We Prevent HIV and End the AIDS Epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Brazilian National Program for Improving Access and Quality of Primary Care If you are a researcher in the areas of economics, public health and related fields, this is your opportunity to publish a paper in a special edition of The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management (JACM), a leading international primary care management and policy journal. … [Read more...] about International Call for Papers
by Ferdinando Regalia There is an old joke that if you ask five economists the same question, you will get six answers in return. Like most jokes (even bad ones), this quip’s value lies in its discovery of a basic truth—getting economists to agree on anything can be quite difficult. … [Read more...] about 300+ Economists around the World ask for “Health for All”