With more than 3000 deaths since the first case was confirmed in March, 2014, the international community has recognised Ebola as a public health emergency of international concern and a clear threat to global health security. It is the subject of a high-level UN Security Council resolution, and has triggered the creation of a UN… Read more
This editorial introduces an online monograph that deals with internationalisation and globalisation in higher education. The monograph, made up of five papers, examines some of a broad range of aspects related to this theme and is a reflection of the importance and current attention being paid to the international dimension of higher education in Europe and beyond. This introduction discusses the… Read more
This article explores the effects and implications of brain drain on developing countries. Recognising that brain drain is not always negative, the author advocates that reducing migration may not end the challenge of brain drain. Instead, what is needed are better methodologies to assess the net impacts of migration — including but not limited to the… Read more
This editorial summarizes new evidence, some of which is published in this supplement, on birth spacing and newborn, infant, child and maternal health, as well as the demand for birth spacing services in the developing world. The article points to the high number of annual infant, child and maternal deaths, low birth weight infants and… Read more
The essential needs of childbearing women in all countries, and of their babies and families, are the focus of this thought-provoking series of international studies on midwifery. Many of those needs are still not being met, decades after they have been recognized. New solutions are required. The Series provides a framework for quality maternal and… Read more
This editorial for the Bulletin of the World Health Organization focuses on maternal death surveillance and response systems. It explains that a system including maternal death identification, reporting, review and response, can provide the essential information to stimulate and guide actions to prevent future maternal deaths and improve the measurement of maternal mortality.