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The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that COVID-19 continues to constitute a public health emergency of international concern, its highest form of alert.

Kite’s Christi Shaw, AbbVie’s Jag Dosanjh, and LexisNexis Risk Solution’s Liz Paulson earn top industry honors.

We know that a lack of diversity in healthcare settings can lead to harmful disparities in health outcomes, but a lack of diversity in messaging can also make people less likely to seek care in the first place. While social media influencers are working to change narratives and correct harmful assumptions around race, gender, and sex in the medical field, every sector of healthcare can work to understand the importance of diversity, conquer biases and stigma, and improve representation.

At Med Ad News, we strive to continue the conversation about diversity, inclusion, and health equity – and in our December issue, we’ve placed a strong focus on these topics. 

To help marginalized patients feel comfortable with their care, healthcare communicators must expand our library of stories.

Global talks have begun on drafting new health rules for combating pandemics, and developing nations are lobbying for fairer access to treatments than they got during COVID-19. But they worry that the odds of a favourable outcome from a scheduled 18 months of negotiations at the World Health Organization (WHO) are already stacked against them, as they lack the negotiating firepower of wealthier countries.

World AIDS Day on December 1 is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. It’s also time to take stock, be honest, and realize that we still have work to do to protect our communities.

Healthcare ecosystem stakeholders, including pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, will continue to coalesce in support of the Quintuple Aim in 2023. This article is a preview of three SDOH trends that will expand in importance to take on pernicious challenges in 2023.

With reproductive rights under attack and professional and personal challenges escalated as a result of the pandemic, women have been collectively called on to lead with not just authenticity, but also with compassion, kindness, and empathy. “In times of crisis, women take center stage. We are the peace makers, the solution seekers, the voice amplifiers,” said HBA interim CEO Wendy White at the 2022 HBA Annual Conference.

Nearly half of the world’s population, or 3.5 billion people, suffer from oral diseases, the majority of them in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.