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.

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”