2023: A Year in Review Through PEAH Contributors’ Takes

Contributors’ takes all over the 2023 meant a lot to PEAH scope and aims. Find out here the relevant links whereby health access gaps and challenges worldwide are tackled from an equity based multidisciplinary perspective

 By Daniele Dionisio*

PEAH – Policies for Equitable Access to Health

 2023: A Year in Review Through PEAH Contributors’ Takes


Just at the beginning of a new year, I wish to pay homage to the many top thinkers, either stakeholders or academics, who contributed articles all over the 2023. My deepest gratitude goes to each of them. As invaluable food for thought, their insightful reflections meant a lot to PEAH scope and aims, while adding to debate worldwide how to equitably address health priority challenges (including, though not limited to, climate safeguarding, fair access to care, medicines and food, protection of disadvantaged/discriminated people and cultural diversity) from a view encompassing the policies, strategies and practices of all involved actors.

Find out below the relevant links:

Towards a WISE – Wellbeing in Sustainable Equity – New Paradigm for Humanity  by Juan Garay 

Scared New World  by Brian Johnston 

Scientific Perspectives on Climate Change and its Influence on the Spread of Infectious Diseases  by Nicolas Castillo

Frustrations of a Lifelong Global Issues Activist  by Claudio Schuftan 

Who Suffers Most: The Visibility of Children and Older People in Prison  by Philip J Gover 

The Effects of the Onslaught of COVID-19 and its Impact on the Environmental Laws  by Tanushree Mondal 

Snapshot of Food Fortification History in the United States  by Sharman Apt Russell 

Rapid Diagnosis of Dengue: a Crucial Tool in Global Healthcare  by Nicolas Castillo 

WHO, the Right to Health and the Climate Crisis – What Advice for the ICJ?  by David Patterson 

The Gray Houses Polio Eradication Initiative: A Case Study on Identifying and Vaccinating Hidden Children by Muhammad Noman 

Preparing for the Future: The Vitality of an Effective Testing Strategy in Future Pandemics  by Nicolas Castillo 

Karnataka Multisectoral Nutrition Pilot Project (2014-2018): Some Significant New Evidence Based Findings and Need for Further Research by Veena S Rao 

The “One Size Does Not Fit All” Podcast Series  by Biljana Grbevska 

Reflections About Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the Health Sector  by Raymond Saner

The Positive Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Future Pandemics  by Nicolas Castillo 

Making Billions for Billions: Unleashing the Power of Social Entrepreneurship  by Sumedha Kushwaha 

Earth Future: Time for a Global ‘Reset’!  by George Lueddeke 

Strategic Litigation and Social Mobilisation: Part of Public Health’s Advocacy Toolbox to Address the Climate Crisis  by David Patterson 

Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Prioritizing the Health and Well-being of Refugees and Migrants in Libya  by Meftah Lahwel 

The Value of Communication in a Pandemic  by Nicolas Castillo 

Refugees and Migrants Access to Healthcare in Libya: Challenges and the Way Forward  by Meftah Lawhel 

Workshop: Engaging Women in Nature-Based Solutions to Improve Livelihood, Ecosystem Conservation; Resilience to Climate Change and Peace Building in Bugesera; Rwanda  by Innocent Musore 

Forgone Health Care Among Patients With Cardiovascular Disease  by Kirubel Workiye Gebretsadik 

The Covid-19 Pandemic as Tipping Point (Part 2) by Ted Schrecker 

Epidemiological Surveillance in Pandemics  by Nicolas Castillo 

The Level of Awareness and Impact of Ebola Outbreak on Access, Use and Adherence to HIV Treatment and Preventive Care, Psychological and Socioeconomic Well-Being of Female Sex Workers in the Ebola High Risk Districts in Uganda by AWAC Uganda 

The Covid-19 Pandemic as Tipping Point (Part 1)  by Ted Schrecker 

SEE WHAT MATTERS: Combating Stigma to End HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA)  by Olga Shelevakho 

Balochistan Primary Healthcare: What Has Been Done and What Needs to Improve?  by Muhammad Noman 

Decision Makers’ Perception of the Performance and Salary of UC Polio Officers in Pakistan  by Muhammad Noman 

A Renewed International Cooperation/Partnership Framework in the XXIst Century  by Juan Garay 

Polio Eradication Programme in Pakistan: Critical Analysis from 1999 to 2023 by Muhammad Noman 

UNMET HEALTHCARE by Kirubel Workiye Gebretsadik

Effective Communication in Pandemics: Lessons Learned from Covid 19  by Nighat Khan 

START: Stop Tobacco with Assistance and Recover Today  by Sumedha Kushwaha 

Shifting Sands – Health in a Changing World  by Brian Johnston 

Risk Factors or Determinants: The NCDs Debate by Claudio Schuftan 

Oregon’s Health Equity and Additional Equity Focuses  by Susan M. Severance


The contributions highlighted above add to PEAH internal posts published in the year. Find the links below:

2022: A Year in Review Through PEAH Contributors’ Takes  by Daniele Dionisio

Not Utopia: Healthy Lives for All in Post-Pandemic World  by Daniele Dionisio

Right to a Healthy Environment Global Coalition -which PEAH is a member- Wins UN Human Rights Prize  by Daniele Dionisio


In the meantime, our weekly column PEAH News Flash has been serving as a one year-long point of reference for PEAH contents, while turning the spotlight on the latest challenges by trade and governments rules to the equitable access to health in resource-limited settings.



*Daniele Dionisio is a member of the European Parliament Working Group on Innovation, Access to Medicines and Poverty-Related Diseases. Former director of the Infectious Disease Division at the Pistoia City Hospital (Italy), Dionisio is Head of the research project  PEAH – Policies for Equitable Access to Health. He may be reached at: danieledionisio1@gmail.com  


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Center for the History of Global Development

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Social Medicine Portal

Health as if Everibody Counted

COHRED’s Research Fairness Initiative (RFI)

AFEW International


Medicines and Ethics, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp

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