Anti-smoking legislation reduces serious respiratory tract infections in children

29 May 2015 - Anti-smoking legislation has led to a demonstrable reduction in the number of children being admitted to hospital with respiratory tract infections. This was shown in a study conducted by Jasper Been, paediatrician at Maastricht UMC+. The researcher, who also works at Edinburgh University and Erasmus MC, examined how anti-smoking legislation has affected child health in England. In order to study the effect of such measures, Dr Been has been granted a three-year personal subsidy from the Dutch Lung Foundation. ... more

Stock market losses negatively affect consumer behaviour of individual investors

1 April 2015 - After losing money with the shares of a particular company, individual investors are unlikely to buy that particular product or service again. Although investment results appear to have little to do with how satisfied a customer is with a company’s product, stock market losses do tend to diminish customer satisfaction and customer loyalty in the long run. This was found in research by Dr Arvid Hoffmann and Dana Ketteler of Maastricht University, which will be published in the International Journal of Bank Marketing. According to this study, individual investors are more likely to switch to a competitor after an investment loss and more likely to complain about the product or service of the firm they invested in. These results are surprising given that traditional financial theory sees no correlation between investment behaviour and consumer behaviour. ... more

100 is not enough – 200 more women leaders in global health!

28 April 2015 - The response to the Global Health Programme’s “100 Women in Global Health List” has been impressive; not only was 100 not enough, but when Ilona Kickbusch launched the hashtag #wgh200 to respond to further nominations, we surpassed even that! ... more

Connecting the Dots – Ebola, Tobacco & UHC

27 April 2015 - What do the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and Universal Health Coverage have in common? ... more

We need an SDG 18 on health security

21 March 2015 - Health security needs to be integrated into the post-2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The message of GHP Director Ilona Kickbusch et al. ... more

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