Global Journal of
Medicine & Public Health
ISSN : 2277–9604

Editorial Board

 

Editor in Chief

SM Kadri, MB, MPH (Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Regional Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Kashmir, India
Directorate of Health Services Kashmir, India
FFP Fellow, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
Post Box 1143, GPO, Srinagar 190001, Kashmir, India.
Email: gjmedph@gmail.com; kadrism@gmail.com 

Executive Editors

G Anita Heeren MBBS, MSc
Epidemiologist, PhD Independent Consultant for HIV and Health Promotion,
87 Ardmore Avenue; Lansdowne PA 19050, USA
Prof.Thein Thein Htay  MMedSc(Public Health); MHS (Population Development & Reproductive Health)
Former Deputy Minister (Ministry of Health), Senior Public Health Specialist
Technical Advisor (University Research Co.); Board Member (ICDDR, B)
Visiting Professor, University of Public Health, Yangon
H/2283, ShweKyar Pin Ward, Zabuthiri TownshipNaypyitaw, MYANMAR
K. Srinath Reddy, MD,DM,MSc
President, Public Health Foundation of India
First Floor, ISID Campus, 4 Institutional Area
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110070, India
Franklin M.M. White, MD,CM; MSc; FRCPC; FFPH
President, Pacific Health & Development Sciences Inc. Victoria BC
Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health & Social Policy, University of Victoria BC
Adjunct Professor, Community Health & Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax NS
PO Box 44125 – RPO Gorge, Victoria BC Canada V9A7K1
Associate Editors
Ruth L. Bush
MD; JD; MPH
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Vice Dean, Bryan/College Station Campus
Professor of Surgery, Academic Affairs, College of Medicine
Texas A&M Health Science Centre, USA
Naveed Zafar Janjua MBBS, MSc, DrPH
Epidemiologist, BC Centre for Disease Control
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia 655 West 12th Avenue Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 4R4
Kentaro Hayashi
MSc in International Health (Emergency Humanitarian Crisis Response) MD (Tropical Medicine, Anesthesiology/Emergency Medicine, Primary Health Care) Visiting Researcher National Institute of Public Health Japan, Health Crisis Management Visiting Researcher of Chiba University, Department of Law, Politics & Economy 1-9-18 Yuigahama, Kamakura-Si, 2480014 Kanagawa, Japan
Chinmay Shah, MBBS,MD, PGDHM,FFCP,FFRI
Asst. Professor, Dept. of physiology
Asst. Co-ordinator met cell Govt. Medical college Bhavnagar. Gujarat. India
Christos Lionis,
MD, PhD, HonFRCGP
Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care
Head of Clinic of Social and Family Medicine
Faculty of Medicine University of Crete,
Greece
Sue Shea, BSc (Hons), PGDip,
Psychologist and Researcher, Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, Medical Faculty, University of Crete; School of Health and Social Care, Queen Mary University of London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, UK
Mario R. Nacinovich Jr. MSc
Editor in Chief, Journal of Communication in Healthcare Managing Director, AXON
Adjunct Faculty, Boston University, USA
Michael W. Popejoy, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.A., M.B.A., NHA, FAMEPPA Fellow, Royal Society for Public Health Associate Graduate Professor, Clinical Research Administration Global Campus, Central Michigan University USA
Anne Marie Plass
PhD Senior Researcher Psychologist
Netherlands Institute for Health Research (NIVEL). Otterstraat 118 – 124
3513 CR Utrecht,The Netherlands
Jimmy Tam Huy Pham DO, MA, MHS
Internal Medicine
Garden City Hospital, Michigan
6245 Inkster Rd, Garden City, MI 48135, USA
Carmel Bouclaous MSc, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor & Director for Academic Affairs
School of Medicine
Lebanese American University
Byblos-Lebanon
Ailbhe Helen Brady,MBBChBAO, MSc (Global Health, Maastricht University)
Health Insurance Professional
98 Temple Street
London
E26QQ
UK
Technical Editor
Elizabeth Lang BS
Clinical Research Coordinator, Southern California
Institute for Research and Education (SCIRE), Veterans
Affairs Medical Center, Long Beach, CA, USA
Prabin Shrestha MA, MPH, MPA, PGDCP
Health Research and Social Development Forum (HERD)Department of Psychology and Social Work, British Gurkha College Kathmandu, Nepal
Wala Adil M. A. Salman, MD, MSc
The University of Edinburgh EH8 9JS, United Kingdom
Melissa Trapp-Petty
PhD
Tacoma-Pierce County Department of Heath, Epidemiology Tacoma, WA, USA
Editorial Board
Saeed Akhtar, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Community Medicine & Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Jabriya, Kuwait
Maryam Seif Hemed MD, MMed, MSc. Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Sexual and Reproductive Health Specialist, Focal Person Infection Prevention and Control, Medical Services Directorate African Union Commission PO Box 3243 Addis Ababa Ethiopia Joseph Ana
BM BCH ,University of Nigeria, Nsukka FRCSED, Royal College of Surgeons Edingburgh, UK DUrol UK Insitute of Urology, St Peters Hospital,Middx, London DFFP UK, Royal College of O&G, UK Jt.CertRCGPUK,Royal College of General Practitioners, UK Cert.ClinGOV UK, NHS Executive UK FRSPH UK. Royal Society of Public Health UK Lead Consultant / CEO,Centre for Clinical Governance Research & Patient safety, Calabar, Nigeria.
Jenevieve S. Kincaid
MD;MPH Hanoi School of Public Health, Guest Lecturer International Livestock Research Institute in Vietnam, Guest Lecturer Louisville VA Medical Center, Research Physician 800 Zorn Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40242 USA
C. R. Hemalatha, MSc. PGDBI Dept. of Bioinformatics, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Technology and Research, Sri Ramachandra University. Chennai - 600116. Tamilnadu, India. Morshed Nasir MBBS, MPhil Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Therapeutics Institute - Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
S. Arulrhaj M.D; FRCP
Adjunct Professor of Medicine,
Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai. Chair, Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance, UK. Chair & Head Acute Medicine, Sundaram Arulrhaj Hospitals, Tuticorin, India
J Peter Figueroa MBBS, DPH, PhD, FFPH Professor of Public Health, Epidemiology and HIV/AIDS, Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, University of the West Indies, Mona,Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies Ani Hambardzumyan
MD;PhD
Director ,Armenian Eye Bank
Malayan Ophthalmological Centre,
Fuchikst 30 Yerevan, Armenia
Debra J Nanan ,BAppSc , MPH,Cert MIPH
Public health research & development consultant, Vice-President & Coordinator Pacific Health & Development Sciences Inc. (PacificSci), 993 Portage Road, Victoria, Canada V8Z 1K9
Karine Balyan MD, MPH
Senior Public Health Consultant
45 Hercules Seghers street
1072 LZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Purvish M Parikh MD, PhD President - Indian Society of Medical and Pediatric Oncology. Medical Oncologist and Hematologist - BSES Hospital. Managing Director - AmeriCares India Foundation. Convener - Indian Cooperative Oncology Network, 74, Jernai Wadia Road, Parel, Mumbai 400012, India.
Prof.S.K.Bhargava MD, MD, DMRD, FIAMS, FUSI, FCCP, FICRI, FAMS Head, Dept of Radiology and Imaging, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda Hospital,Sharda University, Greater Noida (U.P), India Stephen John MD, MPH
Adamawa State TB & Leprosy Control, Yola, Nigeria.
Mohammed Abdus Salam Director, Research Administration ICDDR,B, 68, Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sarani,Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
Professor Emmanuel Chinedum Ibezim Professor of Pharmaceutics and Editor in Chief, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Allied Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria Sawsan Mustafa Abdalla
MD;PhD Majmaah University,Faculty of Medicine,Community Medicine and Public Health Department,Associated Professor,Researcher King Abdul Aziz road,Boudel Apartments Riyadh Area,Majmaah Province,Majmaah City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)
Jay n shah MS, FICS Professor of Surgery Surgery, Patan Hospital, Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) Lagankhel,Kathmandu, Nepal
Phil Compernolle, MSc, Development Studies Health Economist, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Jagdish Khubchandani, MBBS, PhD, MPH, CHES Associate Editor- Health Promotion Practice; Technical Editor- Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. Faculty Fellow- Global Health Institute. Assistant Professor, Dept. Physiology and Health Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, USA Prof.J.Shanmugam, M.D.,Ph.D.,D.Sc., FMSA.,FICPath,FABMS.,FIVS., Chairman,Research Council, SMV Medical College & Hospital, Madgadipet,Puducherry , India
Jay Kandiah
PhD ,Human Nutrition , RD (Registered Dietitian, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Professor of Nutrition & Dietetics, Department of Nutrition & Health Science Associate Dean, College of Health AT 101 Ball State University Muncie IN- 47306, USA
Joseph K. Konde-Lule, MBChB, DPH, MSc Associate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health Makerere University P.O.Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda Constance Sibongile Shumba, M Sc PhD. Outcomes and Evaluation Advisor University of Maryland School of Medicine, Institute of Human Virology, Uganda
Ganesh Dangal, MD, FICS
Senior Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecologiy, Kathmandu Model Hospital Nepal
Arturo Langa MD, MRC Psych Consultant Psychiatris, Lanarkshire Primary Care Trust. Editor, International Journal of Developmental Disabilities. Edinburgh. UK Ousséni W. TIEMTOREE, MD, MPH. MSF OCA-Katanga Coordination Office, 8 Rue Boundy Quartier Golf, Lubumbashi. Democratic Republic of Congo
Theodoros A. Parasidis PhD
Hellenic Center for Disease Control, RPHL of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace Region.Research collaborator at Laboratory of Hygiene, Medical School at Democritus University of Thrace.Alexandroupolis, 68100, Greece.
Sunil Mathur Ph.D. Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38152, USA Irini Gergianaki
MPH (Public Health and Health Management) MD (Family Medicine, Primary Care, Rheumatologic Diseases) University of Crete, Greece Epidemiology Researcher PhD(c) Rheumatology Clinic University HospitalVoutes, Heraklion, Crete ,Greece
Harry Strulovici MD, MPH
Global Health Consultant
Harold and Pauline Price Center
 for Entrepreneurial Studies,200 Central Park South New York, NY 10019, USA   
Anoop Misra Chairman,
Chairman, Fortis-C-DOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi,India
Panduka Wijeyaratne PhD Chairman, Tropical & Environmental Diseases and Health Associates (Private) Limited - TEDHA No.19, Skelton Gardens, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka
Francesca Zazzara  MD
Public Health and Bioethics and History of Medicine Department of Life, Public Health and Environmental Sciences University of L'Aquila, Delta 6- San Salvatore Hospital- PompeoSpennati Road, 67100 L'Aquila, Italy
Prof. Murthy PSN
Professor and Head, Dept of ENT-HNS Dr.Pinnamaneni Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation Chinnoutapalli, Andhra Pradesh, India
Chris Zielinski Visiting Fellow and Head, Partnerships in Health Information (Phi) programme Centre for Global Health Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre University of Winchester United Kingdom
Shanaaz Kapery Randeria BA Hon (Psychology)
MPH (International Public Health) University of Liverpool Public Health Consultant, Adolescent HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth in Prisons,National Policies Johannesburg, South Africa   
Martynova Alina
PhD, DDSc Professor, Epidemiology Department State Vladivostok Medical University, Ostryakova 2, Vladivostok Russia
Erika Wichro MD, MPH, RN-ICU
Researcher, Biobank Graz, Center for Medical Research, Medical University of Graz, Austria NeueStiftingtalstrasse 2, Graz, Styria, Austria, AT-8010   
Kevin Pollock MPH PhD Senior Epidemiologist & Research Lead
Health Protection Scotland
Meridian Court
Glasgow
Scotland
G2 6QE
Deepti Panicker BHMS, MIH
Public Health Consultant and Researcher, Founder/CEO of Monad Health Consultancy,Bosschendijk 45, 4731 DB Oudenbosch, Netherlands
Eleni Palazidou PhD MRCP FRCPSYCH
Associate Professor at St George's University London
Medical School University of Nicosia, Cyprus and Visiting Senior Lecturer St. Barts &The London School of Medicine,
Queen Mary University, London, UK  
Contact Editor: SM Kadri, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, PO Box 1143, GPO Srinagar 190001, Kashmir, INDIA
Email : gjmedph@gmail.com

News Around the World

1) The WHO Forum on alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviours is due to take place from 26-28 June 2017 in Geneva.

The primary goal is to strengthen partnerships and collaboration among public health organisations and networks working to reduce the health burden caused by alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviours. Topics to be covered include: the links between alcohol use and injuries, the health and social consequences of cannabis use and prevention of substance use in educational settings.

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2) Democratic Republic of Congo reports polio outbreak

Two outbreaks of polio have been identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a blow to the goal of wiping out the disease from the world. At least four cases have been identified. Two were found in the eastern Maniema province and two further south in Haut-Lomami province, the WHO says. "WHO assesses the risk of further national spread of these strains to be high, and the risk of international spread to be medium" (14th June 2017)

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3) Aspirin ‘major bleed’ warning for over-75s has been identified by The Lancet.

Those taking daily aspirin after a stroke or heart attack are at higher risk of major- and sometimes fatal- stomach bleeds than previously thought. Scientists say that to reduce these risks, older people should also take stomach-protecting PPI pills. (14th June 2017)

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4) A study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology has shown surprisingly high rates of diabetes amongst India’s urban poor.

Glucose tolerance tests were given to 57,000 people across 15 states to diagnose diabetes and pre-diabetes. 7.3% of people had diabetes—half of whom had not been diagnosed previously. (June 9th 2017)

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5) Yemen cholera cases recorded at more than 100,000 amid ‘unprecedented’ epidemic.

Yemen's health, water and sanitation systems are collapsing after two years of war between government forces and the rebel Houthi movement. The OCHA said the risk of the epidemic spreading further was compounded by the rainy season, widespread food insecurity and malnutrition.The UN says it is struggling to deliver medicine to treat those with cholera due to the ongoing conflict (8th June 2017)

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6) The World Health Organisation has updated its Essential Medicines List

The updated list adds 30 medicines for adults and 25 for children, and specifies new uses for 9 already-listed products, bringing the total to 433 drugs deemed essential for addressing the most important public health needs. It has added medicines for hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis and cancer, also including new advice on use of antibiotics. The WHO Essential Medicines List (EML) is used by many countries to increase access to medicines and guide decisions about which products they ensure are available for their populations. (6th June 2017)

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7) A pre-famine situation has been identified in Somalia (24th May 2017)

The international community and the Somali federal government have both raised a red flag over the drought and pre-famine situation that has affected half of the country’s population. The drought has resulted in food insecurity, which has led to large scale malnutrition that has directly affected the health of the population.

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8) The World Health Organisation has a newly elected Director-General: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The former Ethiopian Health Minister is the WHO’s first Director-General from Africa and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017. As Minister of Health, Ethiopia, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus led a comprehensive reform effort of the country's health system. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will succeed Dr Margaret Chan, who has been WHO’s Director-General since 1 January 2007. (23rd May 2017)

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9) World Immunization Week was held from 24-30th April 2017.

The aim was to raise awareness about the critical importance of full immunization throughout life, and its role in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

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10) The Trump administration has pulled funding from UNFPA, the UN’s international branch focused on family planning and maternal and child health

The state department said it was withholding $32.5m in funding for the fiscal year of 2017 because the UNFPA "supports, or participates in the management of, a programme of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilisation". (4th April 2017)

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