Global Health

This field focuses on different determinants of health, such as food security, equity and access to health services. Further, the pandemic has stressed and highlighted the importance of the field of global health, which is why this topic will be of particular relevance for HDRI.

Informal Payments in the Hungarian and Indian Public Healthcare System a Comparative Analysis

This toolkit is part of HDRI’s first toolkit series and is a collective effort made by our fellow researchers Barbara Caltabiano, Deepshikha Chhetri, Milo Infuso, Sanya Srivastavaand research coordinator Kuan-Ju Chen. Published on June, 2021 The front page cover illustration is courtesy of theartist, Rouxbin Smit, and is protected by copyrights.For further/any queries, please contactrouxbinesmit@gmail.com

When Work Impacts Mental Health: Burnout, a Silent Crisis in Global Health – A European Analysis

Burnout is silent and – at times – invisible. Exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced self-esteem are among the main consequences of such work-related stress. As evidence shows, professional distress can provoke serious mental manifestations, as depression disorders and anxiety. In general, when a person experiences burnout, any sphere of his/her life will automatically be influenced by… Read more “When Work Impacts Mental Health: Burnout, a Silent Crisis in Global Health – A European Analysis”

The Challenge of Under-Nutrition and Obesity: Addressing the Double Burden Malnutrition Issue in Nigeria

Since the 2000s, academic literature has emerged concerning the nutrition transition in Sub- Saharan Africa. This term designates the change in nutrition habits, from cereal and fiber-rich diets, to more sugar, salty, fat, and animal-sourced foods. This “new problem”, resulting in high rates of obesity and associated chronic diseases, goes hand in hand with an… Read more “The Challenge of Under-Nutrition and Obesity: Addressing the Double Burden Malnutrition Issue in Nigeria”

How Do Water-Related Diseases Impact Gender Equality ? – An Analysis of Brazil

This paper assesses the linkages between childhood health, water-related diseases and gender equality in Brazil. Due to poor access and quality of water and sanitation services in Brazil, there is a high incidence of water-related diseases among children. In this context, women’s gender roles of caregivers place a heavier burden on their lives as they… Read more “How Do Water-Related Diseases Impact Gender Equality ? – An Analysis of Brazil”

Institutionalising Comprehensive Sex Education For Adolescentes and Young People in Health Policies and System in India

During adolescence, comprehensive sex education is of prime importance to make young people aware of the sexual health and also provide support to address their sexual and reproductive needs. The Adolescent-friendly health clinics (AFHCs) under the National Adolescent Health Program were launched in 2014, however, the uptake and outreach of services has not been promising… Read more “Institutionalising Comprehensive Sex Education For Adolescentes and Young People in Health Policies and System in India”

Analysis of Reproductive Health of Tribal Women in Jharkhand: Assessing the Situation, Barriers to Health Care and the Way Forward

Reproductive health of the tribal women in India is less studied. There is lack of systematic and comprehensive research studies, which provide information regarding the health status of the tribal community. The main objective of this paper is to find out the reproductive health status of tribal women in the age range of 15-45 years… Read more “Analysis of Reproductive Health of Tribal Women in Jharkhand: Assessing the Situation, Barriers to Health Care and the Way Forward”

Assessing the Suitability of Implementing South Korea’s Healthcare Model in African Developing Countries – What Should We Care About?

Since the mid-2010s, South Korea has progressively undertaken partnerships with four African countries (i.e. Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda) to share its policy experience in public healthcare. While the lessons learned in Korea may benefit partner developing countries, caution is needed to avoid the unnatural implantation of the Korean system elsewhere, in light of the… Read more “Assessing the Suitability of Implementing South Korea’s Healthcare Model in African Developing Countries – What Should We Care About?”

Cultural, regulatory and socio-economic factors governing the attitudes and uses of traditional Chinese medicine in France and Italy

This paper will analyse the cultural, regulatory (legislative) and socio- economic factors affecting TCM use, specifically in France and Italy. Comparisons between the two countries will help to illustrate the significance of the different factors. This analysis will provide insights into areas in which potential changes and policies can be implemented to remove existing barriers… Read more “Cultural, regulatory and socio-economic factors governing the attitudes and uses of traditional Chinese medicine in France and Italy”

The Bangladeshi Textile Sector: And its Not-So-Fashionable Health Implications

In the growing world of fast fashion and its ever-decreasing prices, the average consumer is too often unaware of the ‘shadow world’ of the global textile industry. Each t-shirt and each pair of jeans hanging in our local shops may indeed have a dire story to tell; potentially entailing child labor and environmental exploitation and… Read more “The Bangladeshi Textile Sector: And its Not-So-Fashionable Health Implications”

Addressing Health Needs of Immigrants in France

In view of the specific needs of migrants and their often precarious health status, this article examines the recommendations of the French High Council for Public Health (HCSP) for the first medical visit of incoming migrants (primo-arrivants). Being their first point of contact with the French healthcare system, the medical visit that incoming migrants receive… Read more “Addressing Health Needs of Immigrants in France”

Water, Sanitation and Health in Informal Settlements: Health and Community-Based Approaches to Tackle Tuberculosis Among Lima’s Urban Poor

Urbanization worldwide has led to an increasing number of urban poor, often resulting in a surge of informal settlements. Poor living conditions and the lack of water and sanitation services (WSS) have a direct impact on the health of the residents of these settlements. In Lima, major challenges are still faced to improve the health… Read more “Water, Sanitation and Health in Informal Settlements: Health and Community-Based Approaches to Tackle Tuberculosis Among Lima’s Urban Poor”

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Case in Favor of Community-Based Interventions

Nowadays, approximately 200 million girls and women undergo the practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) across African countries and, to a lesser extent, in Asia and the Middle East. Since the 1990s, the international community has raised awareness on the risks associated with this custom and therefore expressed interest for its eradication. Subsequently, pressure has… Read more “Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Case in Favor of Community-Based Interventions”

Factors of Vaccine Availability: An Examination of the Global Vaccine Market

Vaccines are one of the best tools to enhance Global Health security, and their worldwide availability is often a result of international cooperation. This begs the question on how vaccines are distributed among nations. The examination of the vaccine market reveals the issues that are inherent in the existing system and also identifies three major… Read more “Factors of Vaccine Availability: An Examination of the Global Vaccine Market”