SELF-MANAGED ABORTION – Self‑managed medication abortion outcomes: results from a prospective pilot study
UN WOMEN – What Can We Learn from Evaluations of Projects Funded by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women?
ABORTION PILLS VIA SOCIAL MARKETING – How many medical abortion pills were sold via social marketing in 2019
EUROPEAN UNION – New EU policy approved linking the use of European Union funds and respect for the rule of law and democratic principles by Member States
ISTANBUL CONVENTION – Pushback against the Council of Europe Convention on Combating and Preventing Violence against Women and Domestic Violence
SRHM – Adolescent sexual and reproductive health and universal health coverage: a comparative policy and legal analysis of Ethiopia, Malawi and Zambia
ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES/THE LANCET INTERNATIONAL HEALTH LECTURE 2020
This annual International Health Lecture is organised by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Lancet. It is a platform for leaders in global health to discuss topics of international significance, promoting debate, discussion and the exchange of ideas on current research. It attracts a diverse international audience. The 2020 lecture took place on 2 November and can be accessed online; it is just under two hours long. There was an excellent introduction by Professor Richard Horton, Executive Editor of the Lancet, and three main speakers…
COVID-19 – The fallacy of “herd immunity” and the John Snow Memorandum
In correspondence published in The Lancet, a group of researchers warned that the so-called herd immunity approach to managing Covid-19, that is, allowing people in low-risk populations to become infected for immunity to develop, while protecting the most vulnerable, is “a dangerous fallacy unsupported by the scientific evidence”. Faced with a second wave of Covid-19, and more than a million recorded deaths worldwide as of 12 October, the authors present their view of the evidence-based consensus on Covid-19.