The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation reveals confidence is low in some regions.
Emma PencheonGrowing #antivax has been highlighted by @WHO as one of top 10 threats to #globalhealth - rather than condemning/dismissing we need to dig down and understand *why* people hold such strong ideas, a big challenge for health communication!
Background Current evidence on the decline in the prevalence of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) has been lacking worldwide. This study analyses the prevalence estimates and secular trends in FGM/C over sustained periods (ie, 1990–2017)....
Emma PencheonSome #globalhealth good news for the weekend - "evidence of huge and significant decline in the prevalence of FGM/C among children across countries and regions" in @GlobalHealthBMJ
Lindsay van Dijk is the first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS.
Emma PencheonI have seen how much comfort religion and hospital chaplains offer people at the end of life - inspiring to see the same spiritual and emotional care extended to non-religious patients
Separating children from their parents puts this government to shame
Emma Pencheon"Less noticed – although no less inhumane – is the British government’s policy of separating parents from their young children as part of immigration detention, all conducted on Theresa May’s watch, first as home secretary, then as prime minister."