31 January 2024 12-1 | 28 February 2024 12-1
The WHO are hosting two webinars, and a high level meeting on MSK health, in the coming months. In part these events are designed to launch new data recently published in the Lancet Rheumatology. However, they are also a hugely important opportunity to make the case for MSK health securing additional priority on the part of WHO going forward.
Research in Focus: Supporting traumatic injuries research in resource-limited settings
Traumatic injuries disproportionately affect resource-limited countries, with 90% of both injuries and injury-related deaths occurring in LMICs. While we have seen global responses to pandemics such as HIV and, more recently, COVID-19, traumatic injuries account for around 11% of the current Global Burden of Disease, and nearly 5 million deaths per year. Despite being one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and with an annual increase in debilitating injuries, not enough is being done to address this pandemic. In this webinar, The Global Health Network brings together experts in injury to share their experiences of conducting research in resource-limited settings.
Military medical vs humanitarian capability in conflict settings | Dr Michael von Bertele
Health impacts of violence | Prof. Cristiane Andrad
Research In Focus: Ensuring global access to surgery during COVID-19
The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery in 2015 found that Treatment for surgical conditions, a broad range of diseases that represent approximately 30% of the global burden of disease and span 100% of disease sub-categories, remains out of reach for the majority of the world’s population. This results in loss of life and reduced welfare for millions of people, and stunts economic development.