This article was inspired by a story by Global News Wire, an online news organization focusing on health, technology and medicine. Wafha El Sadr, MD, MPH, global head of ICAP, was recently featured in an article by Global News Wire that announced that ICAP was awarded a seven-year grant from the U.S National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of their annual research funding cycle (2020-2020). In the article he was quoted as saying, “ICAP’s mission is to improve global health, the infrastructure of global health and the practice of global health delivery.” The article also noted that Dr. El Sadr also serves as a scientific consultant to the Alliance for Food Safety and Identity Management. Also in the article was information regarding how Dr. El Sadr received his doctorate degree at the University of Reading, England and then received a master’s degree and post-graduate studies at the University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Now that the grant has been granted, what will this mean for Global News Wire? Well, it means that Global News Wire can continue to provide expert, independent, objective information on global health care matters. Dr. El Sadr is recognized as an expert on ID issues and has written articles on these topics and more. Additionally, he is a senior lecturer at the university and is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on the subject.
This grant follows closely behind the United Kingdom’s Health Technology Assessment Agency (HTA), which last year awarded its own version of Global News Wire to complement the similar British agency’s Health Technology Grant. As Health Technology Assessment gets ready to launch its first website in the fall of 2020, it will be looking to add this new feature as well as a news feed to its already existing menu of medical and health-related content. HTA expects to soon launch a completely separate online health news portal.
Health news is becoming an increasingly important part of what people want to know. The development is also part of a larger trend toward increased interest in health and medical information. There are now many searchable databases available, which allows users to perform searches of particular types of information and to tailor search results to their personal interests. For example, a search might turn up only articles on alternative treatments for cancer, or perhaps asbestos use and lung cancer. A person may be interested in learning more about heart disease and diabetes, but may not be interested in learning more about alternative treatments for cancer.
Because of the increasing global focus and the increasing need for independent and objective information, there are now more news services that provide this type of service than ever before. In fact, it appears that the GNAW now competes with many other wire services and websites, in terms of variety. Some compare the GNAW to the Associated Press, in terms of both attention to a wide variety of topics and coverage. The GNAW’s wire service is not free, however, and must be purchased through one of its partner organizations. GNAW partners include several major health insurers and government agencies.
Global News Wire has also launched its iPhone application for the first time. This application enables users to wirelessly send text or email links to their friends. The new application connects users to multiple wire services, including BBC World, CNN, and Al Jazeera. It can also connect users to AP journalists that cover the same stories as their friends in the wire service.