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Grænser og migration: et sundheds problem med globale konsekvenser

Borders and migration: an issue of global health importance by James Smith and Leigh Daynes
Oversat fra engelsk af Morten Sodemann. Original lederartikel på engelsk i The Lancet Global Health, Volume 4, Issue 2, e85 – e86, February 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00243-0)

This is a translation of an open access article by James Smith and Leigh Daynes, published in English in The Lancet Global Health, Volume 4, No. 2, e85–e86, February 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00243-0

Menneskets frie bevægelighed har været fremtrædende i hele menneskets historie. Og den er så væsentlig, at den frie bevægelighed inden for og på tværs af grænserne blev nedfældet i artikel 13 i FN Verdenserklæringen om menneskerettigheder i 1948. FN anslår, at 232 millioner mennesker årligt migrerer mellem verdens lande.

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GHM Brief: HIV in Eastern Europe and Arab Countries

The latest GHM Emerging Issue Brief Vulnerable and Hidden in Webs of Behaviour: Concentrated HIV Epidemics in Eastern Europe and Arab Countries by Erling Høg concludes:

“Eastern Europe and the Arab world inhabit a vast number of countries. This emerging issue brief highlights one aspect of the diversity of experiences: pockets of concentrated HIV epidemics in which people tend to hide, being afraid of coming forth for HIV testing and AIDS care.

The other side of the coin remains an inefficient HIV and AIDS service delivery that fails to reach out to all in need. A critical issue remains the emerging risky webs of behaviour among vulnerable and hidden demographic groups in both Eastern Europe and the Arab countries.

Moreover, men who have sex with men, injecting drug users and sex workers often face a general problem in countries that require a negative HIV test to marry, to enter, stay or reside permanently, to get a job or to study at a university.”

Download the brief here.

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Prof Jeffrey Sachs’ plea to the Nordic countries

Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs urges the Nordic countries to hang in and hang on to your success, and your leadership, to help the entire world to achieve the SDGs. His article “Why the World Needs the Nordics More Than Ever” was published in the report The end of Nordic exceptionalism, commissioned by Norwegian Church Aid, Finn Church Aid, DanChurchAid and Church of Sweden. The report is available for download at: http://www.nca.no

You can read Professor Sachs article below.

Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs is American economist and the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is also the author of several books on development economy.

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Link: Was Ebola the black swan?

Global Health Minders’ chairman Morten Sodemann looks back to the Ebola epidemic, its causes and failures in his article (in Danish) Var ebola-epidemien en sort svane? on the globalnyt.dk

Related GHM articles in English:

Read the article (in Danish).

Photo credit: Morten Sodemann

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Interesting reading: Let’s celebrate rhetoric-based development

Richard Horton writes about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in his article Offline: Let’s celebrate rhetoric-based development on www.thelancet.com:

Eradicate poverty, end hunger, deliver health, ensure education for all, achieve gender equality, provide safe water, supply sustainable energy, promote economic growth, advance industrialisation, erase inequality, strengthen cities, balance production and consumption, address climate change, save the oceans, protect ecosystems, bring peace and justice to the world, and do it all in perfect amity and harmony. Thomas More called it Utopia. We are more modest (or naive) and call it sustainable development.

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Seminar on Global Mental Health

In collaboration with University of Copenhagen’s School of Global Health, the Global Health Section has the pleasure to invite you to a one-day seminar: ‘Who works on Global Mental Health in Denmark? – An exploratory stakeholder seminar’. The seminar will be held on 21 October 2015. Our aim is to bring together key stakeholders to discuss how to advance the agenda of global mental health.

Read more information about the event in the invitation or at the School of Global Health‘s website.

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