World No Tobacco Day 2022: Realizing environmental and public health co-benefits
The original version of this blog was posted as a World Bank Group Investing in Health blog, May 31, 2022:
Patricio V. Marquez and Bronwyn King
Working Paper "A Novel Tobacco Market Diversification: Unsmoking Rich Countries while Smoking Low-and-Middle Income Countries”
“A NOVEL TOBACCO MARKET DIVERSIFICATION: UNSMOKING RICH COUNTRIES WHILE SMOKING LOW-AND-MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES”
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Mental Health Amid Rising Global Fragility, Conflict and Violence
As discussed today in the 2022 World Bank Group (WBG)-International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings flagship event "On the Frontlines of Rising Fragility”, over the last two years, the world has seen a series of massive setbacks to stability in regions across the world. As noted, this disturbing trend points to an urgent need for the international community to come together and develop new and innovative approaches to deal with and help people cope with
Safe Water, Basic Sanitation and Hygiene: An Essential Investment for Health
Today, World Water Day 2022, is an opportune time to have a look at the societal risks of contaminated drinking water. Indeed, a lack of access to safe water is considered one of the top health risks based on impact to populations.
International Women's Day 2022: Healthy Women are the Bedrock of Sustainable Development and Prosperous Societies
The global community comes together on March 8th to celebrate this year's International Women's Day under the United Nations (UN) theme "Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”. This is the time to celebrate women's achievements and contributions to our individual lives and to the wellbeing of society as a whole.
On Marathons, Health, and Cities
While attending the 30th Austin Marathon on February 20th, 2022, not to run, but as a show of solidarity and encouragement to my second son, Alejandro, who ran a half marathon on a beautiful early spring morning in Texas, I felt a great deal of excitement, happiness, and pride.
The value of a regional harmonized approach in monitoring the safety of vaccines and other medicines
The original version of this blog was posted at the World Bank Group Investing in Health site, on February 8, 2022, at: https://blogs.worldbank.org/health/value-regional-harmonized-approach-monitoring-safety-vaccines-and-other-medicines
The experience of EMA showcases the value of building institutions and systems to monitor the safety of marketed medicines
Mental Health and Wellbeing at the Workplace: Creating “Shared Value” in the Age of COVID-19
Patricio V Marquez and Betty Hanan
The “Great Resignation”, a trend in which a large number of people voluntarily resign from their jobs, beginning in early 2021, primarily in the United States and other rich countries, has been one of the ripple effects of the disruption from the COVID
Ethics, values, and health systems: Key considerations for building back better
In memory of my Father, Dr.
Closing 2021: A Personal Perspective
As we approach the end, putting it mildly, of a “unusual” second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking time to pause and look back is warranted.