This year, the World Cancer Day theme is about closing the care gap that exists in developing nations and disadvantaged populations. MedShr is building a global network of healthcare professionals to become part of the solution.
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month! In this blog post, we will discuss Glaucoma care and some of the useful initiatives and resources available for patients to increase awareness about this condition.
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is the most common life-threatening genetic disorder among people of African heritage. Each year, over 300,000 children are born with SCD, and many of them do not have access to adequate care to prevent painful crises and prolong their life. Here, we aim to highlight the most effective low cost, preventive interventions in SCD, and help our readers stay up to date on guidance.
Chagas disease, which is caused by the parasites found in the triatomine bug or 'kissing bug', is endemic to all Latin American countries. If left untreated, it can lead to chronic cardiac and gastrointestinal problems which are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This article outlines the acute and chronic phases of Chagas disease, what can be down to prevent patients from progressing to chronic infection and how to manage cardiac complications.
It is World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 18-24 November 2021. This years theme is ‘Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance’. This MedShr open article takes a look a where we are with combating antimicrobial resistance globally and outlines what you can be doing to tackle it within your community.
Despite widely available treatment, more than 200,000 new leprosy cases are registered each year globally - highlighting the need to stem transmission. At MedShr we are building a global community of health care professionals with an interest in infectious diseases offering a platform for healthcare professionals to share their experiences of managing patients with leprosy and to learn from each other about how best to deliver care in their region.
MedShr’s Global Education Networks have been developed to support doctors and healthcare professionals on the ground. These groups allow HCPs to learn, share, and discuss experiences and challenges of working in under-resourced or rural healthcare settings. We are working to develop further Global Education Networks, and will keep this page updated with the latest developments in our networks.
This year, World Sight Day will take place on October 14, 2021 with the theme: Love Your Eyes. Read about the latest commission on Global eye health by the lancet and how MedShr is helping to prevent eye disease globally.