Author: Vicki Russell

UK: New Report Card could mark Governments’ progress in improving preconception health

The Lancet (1 June 2019) UK: New Report Card could mark Governments’ progress in improving preconception health. Summary: There is growing interest in preconception health as a crucial period for influencing not only pregnancy outcomes, but also future maternal and child health, and prevention of long-term medical conditions. Successive national and international policy documents emphasise […]

Achieving Gender Equality Requires Placing Adolescents at the Center

Blum RW, Boydon J, Erulkar A, Kabiru C & Wilopo S (June 2019) ‘Achieving Gender Equality Requires Placing Adolescents at the Center. Journal of Adolescent Health (June 2019) Volume 64, Issue 6, Pages 691–693. Authors write: To achieve gender equality, we need to redefine the problem as a “gender,” not women’s and girls’, issue. And the […]

Funding football programs is not suicide prevention

National Indigenous Times (7 May 2019) OPINION: ‘Funding football programs is not suicide prevention’ This article was first published in The Australian on the 19th April as ‘Sick Heart of a Generation’. It has been republished here with the permission of Dr Tracy Westerman. Dr Tracy is a proud Njamal woman from the Pilbara region of […]