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Dear Reader, The Prognosis, McGill’s student journal of global health, was founded in 2011 by a group of students dedicated to highlighting interdisciplinary scholarship in the emerging field of global health. With each new editorial board, the journal has evolved, though we strive to maintain our initial mandate of promoting research at the intersection of … Continue reading

Antenatal Care: A Success Story? The (In)Effectiveness of Antenatal Care in Reducing Maternal Mortality and Promoting Maternal Health in Developing Countries
Maternal Health

Antenatal Care: A Success Story? The (In)Effectiveness of Antenatal Care in Reducing Maternal Mortality and Promoting Maternal Health in Developing Countries

Ran van der Wal, Mary Taleh, Liliane Mulinda Abstract: Antenatal care (ANC) is considered a success story in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), as its uptake is very high. This paper aims to assess its effectiveness to reduce maternal mortality and promote maternal health in LMIC. Facility-based deliveries attended by skilled personnel are required. Focused … Continue reading

Healthcare for All! Access to Healthcare for Migrants with Precarious Status in the Parc-Extension Neighbourhood of Montreal, Quebec
Canada / Canadian Health Policy / Canadian Policy / Health Care / Migrant Health / Migrant Healthcare / Montreal

Healthcare for All! Access to Healthcare for Migrants with Precarious Status in the Parc-Extension Neighbourhood of Montreal, Quebec

Abstract: Cultural health psychology is a field which investigates health behaviours, and which seeks to link those behaviours to the social context in which they occur; globalisation, on the other hand, is a process which allows cultures to come into increased contact with one another. The process of globalisation has been accelerating at such a rapid pace that many wonder whether … Continue reading

Is it still relevant to view health from a cultural standpoint? Globalisation, cultural dialogues, and suicide in Japan
Cultural Dialogues / Cultural Health / Cultural health psychology / Health Behavior / Japan

Is it still relevant to view health from a cultural standpoint? Globalisation, cultural dialogues, and suicide in Japan

Abstract: Cultural health psychology is a field which investigates health behaviours, and which seeks to link those behaviours to the social context in which they occur; globalisation, on the other hand, is a process which allows cultures to come into increased contact with one another. The process of globalisation has been accelerating at such a rapid pace that many wonder whether … Continue reading

Dietary Structure and Relative Health in Inuit Communities
Aboriginal Health / Canada / Canadian Inuit Health / Dietary Health / Dietary Health Care / Dietary Transition / inuit health

Dietary Structure and Relative Health in Inuit Communities

Abstract: Nutrition is an important contributor to an individual’s health. Over the past 50 years, there has been a considerable shift in the diet of indigenous communities, from one which is highly dependent on hunted and gathered food to one that is more reliant on commercial foods. This paper examines the so-called “dietary transition” and the manner in which it has … Continue reading

Examining Barriers to Maternal Health Care in Kenya Using the Three-Delay Framework
Africa / Barriers / Healthcare Barriers / Kenya / Kenya Health / Maternal / Maternal Health

Examining Barriers to Maternal Health Care in Kenya Using the Three-Delay Framework

Abstract: Objective: This paper examines the impact of multiple perceived and actual barriers on the demand and utilization of preventive and emergency maternal health care in Kenya. Results were used to formulate comprehensive health policy suggestions for future improvements in maternal health outcomes in Kenya. Method: Gabrysch & Campbell’s (2009) adapted version of Thaddeus & Maine’s (1994) “three-delay” framework was used to … Continue reading