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Jun 15, 2021
The single most important lesson from COVID-19 – It is time to take public health seriously!
TV Interview

The single most important lesson from COVID-19 – It is time to take public health seriously!

Watch Dr. Ravinder Mamtani in an interview with Qatar TV speaking about how COVID-19 has demonstrated an urgent global need to take public health seriously. Dr. Mamtani is one of the authors of the #IPHQatar research titled ‘The single most important lesson from COVID-19 – It is time to take public health seriously', which has been published in the Journal of Global Health.

The authors call for robust, high-quality public health education for medical students, with a strong emphasis on practical fieldwork and real-world experiences, along with increased investment in interventional public health programs at national and international levels, plus a far more coordinated approach to public health research.

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Mar 15, 2021
Telehealth Use in Geriatrics Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic
TV Interview

Telehealth Use in Geriatrics Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Watch Dr. Sathyanarayanan Doraiswamy, Assistant Director, at the Institute for Population Health, in an interview with Qatar TV where he talks about the strengths and weaknesses of using telehealth approaches to deliver care to older people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Doraiswamy is one of the authors of a WCM-Q study, titled 'Telehealth Use in Geriatrics Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic—A Scoping Review and Evidence Synthesis', which has been published in the prestigious The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

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Jan 18, 2021
Use of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic
TV Interview

Use of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Watch Dr. Amit Abraham, Instructor of Population Health Sciences and Project Specialist at the Institute for Population Health in an interview with Qatar TV where he speaks about how telehealth has been used for delivering care to older people during the pandemic and that these approaches hold great promise for the future. However, national governments must provide significant investment in telehealth services to ensure fair access for all older people, and training is also required to allow caregivers, physicians, other healthcare professionals and technologists gain the skills to help older people engage effectively with telehealth approaches.

Dr. Amit is one of the authors of a WCM-Q study, titled Use of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Scoping Review - which has been published in the prestigious Journal of Medical Internet Research

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Dec 13, 2020
Respiratory Epidemics and Older people
Author Interview

Respiratory Epidemics and Older people

Population health experts at the Institute for Population Health at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar have published research examining how older people are at a heightened risk to respiratory epidemics/pandemics such as COVID-19 when compared to other age groups. In this podcast, the authors speak about the unique pressures COVID-19 has placed on healthcare services and has highlighted the vulnerability and needs of older people. Urgent action is needed to improve the preparedness of healthcare systems to take account of the special needs of older people and ensure that their rights, wellbeing and lives are protected.

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Nov 02, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic: the public health reality
TV Interview

The COVID-19 pandemic: the public health reality

The public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic must be governed by scientific truth and hard data. Listen to Dr. Sohaila Cheema, one of the authors of our recently published paper, talk about the public health reality of the pandemic.

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Oct 14, 2020
Perinatal mental illness in the MENA region
Author Interview

Perinatal mental illness in the MENA region

The Institute for Population Health, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar recently published published an article on perinatal mental illness in the Middle East and North Africa region in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. In this podcast, we are in conversation with the authors.

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Oct 05, 2020
Respiratory epidemics and older people
TV Interview

Respiratory epidemics and older people

Watch Dr. Sathyanarayanan Doraiswamy, instructor in population health sciences and assistant director of the Institute for Population Health (IPH), from Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar in an interview on Qatar Television where he speaks about the unique pressures COVID-19 has placed on healthcare services and highlights the vulnerability and needs of older people.

Population health experts at IPH have published research examining how older people are at a heightened risk to respiratory epidemics/pandemics such as COVID-19 when compared to other age groups. Urgent action is needed to improve the preparedness of healthcare systems to take account of the special needs of older people and ensure that their rights, wellbeing and lives are protected.

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Jul 26, 2020
Physical Activity & Sedentary Behavior in the MENA Region
Author Interview

Physical Activity & Sedentary Behavior in the MENA Region

In this podcast, the authors speak about the importance of the study, the significance of physical activity and sedentary behavior in Qatar & the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as public health recommendations to help address the issue of physical inactivity and sedentary behavior.

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