Learn about the importance of women's and children's global health and hear about ASPIRE, the women's health initiative that's saving lives. Presented by Dr. Dorothy Shaw, Vice President, Medical Affairs, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre; Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, UBC. | Dr. Gina Ogilvie, Senior Public Health Scientist, BC Centre for Disease Control; Senior Research Advisor, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre; Canada Research Chair, Global Control of HPV Diseases & Prevention; Professor, School of Population & Public Health, UBC. (2015)
A new study led by researchers from the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit found girls in rural B.C. communities with poor access to local mental health services are at the highest risk of intentionally poisoning themselves. The most common substance used was non-opioid painkillers and the second most common substance used was medication for anxiety and depression.
Dr. Pascal Lavoie and his team compared the immune responses of babies to those of COVID-19-negative adults from Metro Vancouver. The antibody reactivity to SARS-CoV-2 in almost all of these adults was up to 100-fold higher compared to the infants at second blood sera collection. The researchers estimate that between 90-99 per cent of adults have positive antibody reactivity to SARS-CoV-2 antigens.
We believe there’s nothing we can’t do with your support. It can take years to turn scientific breakthrough into new interventions and treatments. Funding helps speed the pace of change. When given the resources, we can bring transformative therapies – and hope – out of the laboratory and into the clinic to save and improve children’s lives.