Global injury morbidity and mortality from 1990 to 2017: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017
Past research in population health trends has shown that injuries form a substantial burden of population health loss. Regular updates to injury burden assessments are critical. We report Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2017 Study estimates on morbidity and mortality for all injuries.
By Arianna Maever L Amit
Understanding Primary Care in Rural Areas of the Philippines — Using Ethnographic Evidence for the Universal Health Care Law
"Understanding Primary Care in Rural Areas of the PH — Using Ethnographic Evidence for the Universal Health Care Law" presented at the 6th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
Region IV-B is a region composed of islands. The municipality of Gasan in Marinduque was randomly selected as one of the research sites of the mhPAD study. From the data collected, together with consultations with the Regional Mental Health Coordinator, policy recommendations addressing gaps in the region’s mental health system are given, including: improvement in the capacity of primary care workers to provide mental health services; building of access to telemedicine services; establishment of an acute psychiatric unit in the region; and increasing of mental health literacy.
By ACRI mhPAD Team
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl- substances (PFAS), a group of chemicals widely linked to a variety of health conditions, including cancer, immunotoxicity, cardiorespiratory diseases, endocrine toxicity, reproductive issues, and neurodevelopmental complications, has been found to be commonly used in food paper packaging products. Women, children, and factory workers are at higher risk to these negative health impacts due to inherent age and sex-related vulnerabilities and increased exposure. This scoping review investigates the existing policies and regulations for PFAS use in food paper packaging in the Philippines, as well as the gaps and challenges in mitigating risk exposure in vulnerable populations.
By Sary Valenzuela, Michelle Alexandra Edillon, Ysobel Beatriz Luna, Martin Sebastian Tan, Geminn Louis Apostol