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Anthropology of Hormones

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Lisa Raeder, Andrea Ford, Roslyn Malcolm and Sonja Erikainen reflect on a recent workshop

Covid-19 Update July 2020

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Latest work and commentary relating to covid-19

Why the public need a say in how patient data are used for Covid-19 responses

Festival highlights issues shaping society
Letter in the International Journal of Population Data Science

Delivering Good Governance in Data Sharing

What makes good governance of data sharing for biomedical research?

Covid-19 round-up June 2020

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Latest work and commentary relating to coronavirus

How to collaborate in a pandemic?

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When Transplant Imaginaries visits the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

Covid-19 Round-up May 2020

Our work and commentary relating to coronavirus

Ethics Group of the German Public Health Covid-19 Network

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Dr. Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra, a member of this group, shares their first policy brief

Is the coronavirus pandemic worse for women?

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Dr Agomoni Ganguli Mitra talks about how pandemics increase existing inequalities in societies

Social justice should be key to pandemic planning and response

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Dr Agomoni Ganguli Mitra explains why social justice should be at the core of medical and public health responses.

Covid-19 Update March 2020

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Our involvement and links to other information and resources.

Legal Determinants of Global Health: necessary but not sufficient?

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Nayha Sethi, Marlee Tichenor and Mark Hellowell reflect on whether the law can improve global health

How Does a Health System Learn?

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Dr Catherine Montgomery reports on an interdisciplinary meeting hosted by CBSS

Period Tracking Apps: Something Old, Something New

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Andrea Ford discusses the implications of these apps

Comparing Healthcare Systems - A View from Japan

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Visiting anthropologist Daiki Ayuha from the University of Tokyo reflects on his time at the Centre

What Would All-Male Sex Ed Look Like for Queer Boys?

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What must be transformed to include gay, trans and non-reproductive sexual health in education workshops?

Hospitals of the future

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We asked people at the Edinburgh International Science Festival what they thought hospitals would be like in the future and they came up with some fantastic ideas.

Robot nurses, flying beds and healing potions

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These are some of the ideas children came up with when we asked them what hospitals might look like in the future.

Healthy & Sustainable Futures Exhibition

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The Global Health Governance Programme, led by Professor Devi Sridhar, have this week put on a fantastic exhibition encouraging visitors to think about how we can create a healthy and sustainable future. Not an easy task, but unquestionably a worthwhile one.

PrEP and Women in Scotland Roundtable: A Community Report

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Dr Ingrid Young highlights the need for HIV prevention to be available to all