In this episode, Ayesha shared insights she obtained from experts at NIH’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) about clinical trial diversity. The panel of experts outlined some of the challenges in recruiting participants from minority and disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, and talked about an NHLBI initiative based on community outreach that helped recruit more participants from traditionally underrepresented groups for COVID-19 vaccine trials.
The editorial team also talked about the theme of this year’s World Health Day 2022, which is “our planet, our health.” The theme relates to new WHO data that shows most of the world is breathing polluted air. This is of great significance and concern as environmental causes are a leading cause of death worldwide. Learn about the initiatives and updated guidelines that the WHO has issued to help address the worsening quality of air globally, and hear our team’s thoughts on how environmental responsibilities should be shared.
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