This week, on July 28, countries around the world will mark World Hepatitis Day by calling for increased access to hepatitis testing, prevention and treatment.
L’hépatite C virale est une maladie grave du foie qui se propage au contact du sang et qui peut entrainer, si elle n’est pas traitée, le cancer, une défaillance ou une cirrhose du foie et même la mort. Quelque 300,000 canadiens en sont infectés et près de la moitié ne le savent pas.
As advocated by Solomon Benatar, in the context of global health, ethics needs to include considerations of inequities in health and capacity, and of the social, economic, and political conditions where research is being conducted.
The documentary film “Deal with it” exposes the state of Canada’s Hepatitis C epidemic, one of the most pressing but least discussed health concerns facing the country today.
It was a pleasure to take part in the recent Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver. It was equally heartening to see how researchers and policy makers in global health are becoming more and more interconnected -- which is vital to its continued success and growth.