Cancer in poor countries: Too big to tackle?

By Anita Makri A revealing metaphor kicked off a day of discussions about tackling cancer in poor countries at the Royal Society of Medicine last month. If you think of global health as Mount Everest, cancer control would be a small flag at its peak, said Richard Sullivan, professor at the King’s Health Partners science …

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Lessons from the social response to Ebola

By Anita Makri [Republished using a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.]   As the scramble to deal with Ebola dies down, a long list of challenges about responding to public health emergencies is beginning to come more clearly into focus. Many of the factors that contributed to the scale of the epidemic are more or …

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