Drugs, security and democracy fellowship

The Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) SSRC Program provides support for research across a variety of disciplines—anthropology, sociology, criminology, history, political science, international relations, economics, journalism, public policy, legal studies, public health, and other related fields—to create a network of scholars interested in developing...

Ethical editing practices and the problem of self-plagiarism

An author is considered to have committed self-plagiarism when he reuses his own previously published material, without making any reference to the earlier published work. By Ernesto Spinak.

In Rio, Jeremy Greene will reassess the ‘therapeutic revolution’

On November 14, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz receives Jeremy Greene, M.D., Ph.D., from the Institute of the History of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA).

War on drugs:
at what cost?

Paul Gootenberg, author of ‘Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug’: “Repressive criminalizing have largely failed”

Mid-level health workers as effective as physicians

Countries facing severe shortages and poor distribution of health workers could benefit from training and deploying more mid-level health workers, such as midwives, nurses, medical assistants and surgical clinicians, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization today. In countries where such health workers have been deployed,...