Global Public Health Professor Devi Sridhar
What should we do to save and improve WHO? What has made the difference between the strategy in countries such as England, Sweden and the Netherlands and many others across Europe? And what lessons from the first months should we apply now? I asked Devi Lees verder
The corona crisis painfully exposes the vulnerabilities of the usually dominant West. Not the virus itself, but society will determine how we get out of this.
(Translation of article published in De Groene Amsterdammer on May 27th 2020)
On Tuesday May 20th, a remarkable situation occurred during the technical briefing on the Lees verder
The corona crisis shows us what a virus can do when no vaccine is available. What does this do to the sentiments around vaccination?
It’s early February and the first son of Frederike and Peter is born: Tim. As far as Peter is concerned, Tim gets his vaccinations when the time Lees verder
Anthropologist Agustin Fuentes emphasizes COVID-19 is not just a biological event
For months, we’ve been obsessed by the virus. But according to Agustin Fuentes, COVID-19 is about our social, economical, political and health infrastructures.
We should no longer regard COVID-19 as a biological event. At least, that’s what anthropologist Agustin Fuentes of Lees verder
'Korean Dr Fauci' Woo-Joo Kim about his country's approach
Should western countries adopt the approach of countries like South Korea? Or is their success too particular or even temporary? The ‘Korean Dr. Fauci’ Woo-Joo Kim explains his country’s strategy, its strengths and its weaknesses. And he shows his marvel about some Lees verder
Last week I was pointed at an interesting analysis of the global coronavirus approaches. The author, dr. Daxin Ni, a deputy director of the public health emergency center at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and former steering committee member of WHO's Global Outbreak Alert and Response Lees verder
Science Magazine / sciencemag.org
Researchers in four countries will soon start a clinical trial of an unorthodox approach to the new coronavirus. They will test whether a century-old vaccine against tuberculosis (TB), a bacterial disease, can rev up the human immune system in a broad way, allowing it to better fight Lees verder
A HEALTHY DOSE OF SUSPICION
Until recently, conspiracy thinkers were mainly studied to find out what derailed them. But a new generation of researchers is taking them more seriously. 'The important thing is not whether the theories are correct, but where the distrust is coming from."
Originally published in Dutch in EOS Lees verder
A SHOT OF HOPE
Published in Science Magazine, November 29, 2019
MALAWI—In a small room at the Phalula Health Centre in southern Malawi's Balaka district, two young mothers are sitting on a wooden bench, each with a 5-month-old baby on their lap. Across from them, behind a desk, sits Alfred Kaponya, a Lees verder
After the stillbirth of their son, journalists Jop de Vrieze and Zvezdana Vukojevic are in search of answers within the Dutch system of natal care. Gynecologist: ”Could we have saved him? Maybe, yes.”
“Couldn’t you have called sooner?” Fifteen minutes earlier I stepped into our midwife practice, because I couldn’t remember Lees verder