Medical economics

Nearly 1 billion people lack access to disability aids

Almost 1 billion children and adults with disabilities, and older people, are unable to access the assistive technology they need, according to a UN report, which calls for more investment in these life-changing products.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

The case for companionship during labor and birth

Strong support from women and their partners for companionship during labor and birth is being limited by inadequate hospital infrastructure, restrictive policies, work practices and mixed views from health providers, a new ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria: Killer of African children set for vaccine zap

Hundreds of thousands of people, mostly children living in Africa, succumb every year to malaria, an age-old mosquito-borne scourge that worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccination

Why Papua New Guinea vaccine coverage matters for Australians

While Australia is among the world's highest vaccinated countries, a number of Pacific nations are struggling to vaccinate even one-quarter of their population. It's an issue that has profound implications not only for the ...

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