Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is one of the most exciting and dynamic fields in biopharma today. While the field itself is not new, checkpoint inhibitors have provided unparalleled breadth of clinical benefit across tumor types and CAR-T therapies have demonstrated deep responses in patients who previously failed multiple lines of therapy. Despite this breakthrough clinical benefit, the field … Continued

Health Challenges of Major Sporting Events

Major sporting events can provide a multitude of benefits to host countries, from valuable infrastructure investment to heightened tourism income, through to a sense of national pride. While direct public health benefits from these events through improved healthcare infrastructure, housing and improved transportation, mass gatherings of this scale also present an array of healthcare challenges. … Continued

Digital tech and mental health

In no field of global health is the gap between need and treatment greater than mental health and this is even more true of digital mental health, where in recent years there has been an explosion of new technologies for assessment, support and treatment. Properly managed, these technologies hold the promise of a revolution in … Continued

The Role of Schools in Child and Adolescent Health

Health and education are inextricably linked. Education is widely accepted to be one of the key social determinants of health, while good health is linked with greater educational attainment, employment and productivity. However, health is rarely integrated into the educational system in an effective or substantive way. Efforts to include health are often ‘bolted on’ … Continued

Toxic Stress and PTSD in Children

The WISH Toxic Stress and PTSD in Children report will focus on the impact of PTSD and toxic stress in children by examining how adverse childhood events are linked to later physical and mental ill health and how these risks can be mitigated. The report will also look to examine how toxic stress affects the … Continued

Communicable Diseases and Climate Change

The WISH Communicable Diseases and Climate Change report will look at what global health should do differently and what past suggestions to address the impact of climate change on infectious disease have gone unheeded, while evaluating how might climate change affect the spread, prevention, and treatment of infectious disease. The report will investigate a range … Continued

Healthy Dry Cities

Major sporting events can provide a multitude of benefits to host countries, from valuable infrastructure investment to heightened tourism income, through to a sense of national pride. While direct public health benefits from these events through improved healthcare infrastructure, housing and improved transportation, mass gatherings of this scale also present an array of healthcare challenges. … Continued

Climate Change and Health

An understanding of the devastating impacts that climate change will have, and is already having, on human health is growing among the scientific community, with many recent reports categorizing climate change as a public health emergency. Yet, we have not seen health system leaders and health professionals playing a sufficiently prominent role as advocates for … Continued

Infertility and Islamic Ethics

In Islam, seeking a cure for infertility is not only permissible but encouraged, against a backdrop that a recent report showed that compared to a 10 per cent infertility rate worldwide, infertility in the MENA region is approximately 16 per cent. However, assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization, as well as cryopreservation, each … Continued