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 FSPH In The News

FSPH In The News - for the week of May 31, 2019 - 12:00am

Week of: 
May 31, 2019 to June 7, 2019

Features

U.N. finds 115 million 'child grooms' with Central African Republic topping list
Reuters covered a study, which included data from the UCLA Fielding School’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center, that found 115 million boys were married off as children with one in five wed before they turned 15. The article was picked up by Global Citizen, Yahoo News Taiwan, CNN Greece, CBC, World News, Click Lancashire Independent News and more than a dozen additional outlets across the globe.

Noise can adversely affect human health and quality of life
Jonathan Fielding, MD, distinguished professor of health policy management at the Fielding School of Public Health, authored an opinion piece published by The Hill about how noise can adversely affect human health and quality of life, and is a public health threat.

New Lancet Series Finds Gender Norms and Gender Bias in Health Data and Systems Negatively Impact Health Outcomes for All
AllAfrica.com covered The Lancet Series on Gender Equality, Norms, and Health which found better global healthcare outcomes and reducing gender inequality are dependent on changing gender norms. The series was co-edited and co-authored by Jody Heymann, MD, PhD, distinguished professor of health policy and management, and founding director of the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the Fielding School of Public Health.

Gathering data on gender inequality from across the globe
Member of the Fielding School’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center – including Jody Heymann, MD, PhD; Amy Raub; and Aleta Sprague, JD – were featured in a stias article about their work addressing gender inequality.

Quotables

William McCarthy, PhD, adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in an article in The Guardian about how ‘food deserts' have become 'food swamps' as drugstores outsell major grocers. The article was also covered by the Food and Environment Reporting Network.

Briefs

The Salzburg Statement on Vaccination Acceptance
Jonathan Fielding, MD, distinguished professor of health policy management at the Fielding School of Public Health, is co-author of The Salzburg Statement on Vaccination Acceptance. The authors state their “unwavering commitment to universal childhood vaccination” and pledge to “support the development, testing, implementation and evaluation of new, effective, and fact-based communications programs.” The ASPPH Friday Letter featured news of the statement.