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Clinical views and opinions

BMJ Clinical Director, Dr Kieran Walsh is the editorial lead for our medical education and clinical decision support products. He has published over 200 papers in the biomedical literature and regularly contributes to BMJ Opinion with thought-provoking articles on the need for more and better continuous professional development within modern healthcare systems.

Read from a selection of opinions published on global health and global health security below:   

Climate change and infectious diseases. Now might be a good time for a textbook clear-out.

Avian influenza – public perception and public practice. As the disease is so serious, preventive measures must be undertaken.

Face masks to prevent the next pandemic? “I couldn’t wear one – it would be too embarrassing.”

From Cholera to Ebola – mapping infectious diseases. To make the discovery he needed clinical information and a good map.

How far would you go to prevent the next infectious disease pandemic? Would you put yourself to major inconvenience?

The purpose of the above opinion pieces is to educate and to inform, and do not constitute medical advice nor is it intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the author's. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations expressed in this document. Readers should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. Users of this document hereby agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.


Mitali Wroczynski works closely with ministries of health, agriculture, and defence to influence policy decision-making, and develop new global health partnerships.

She pioneered BMJ’s clinical decision support training initiative that supports healthcare professionals working in low and middle-income countries to improve the detection, diagnosis, and management of infectious diseases and contributes to building health system resilience. Mitali has also played a key role in making risk communication a central issue for managing major infectious disease outbreaks, epidemics or pandemics, as part of the EU-funded programme, TELL ME.  

Contact Mitali to find out how together we can address global health and global health securities priorities: 

Mitali Wroczynski
Head of Strategic Partnerships, Global Health & Global Health Security
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7383 6517


The Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK) is a clinical decision support programme guides primary healthcare clinicians through the diagnosis and management process of more than 500 common symptoms and conditions, including:

  • Cardiovascular and respiratory disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • HIV and AIDS and other infectious diseases
  • Skin disorders
  • Women’s health
  • Mental health
  • End-of-life care. 

This four pillar training programme improves primary health care in low and middle income countries. It works most effectively by partnering with governments, universities and NGOs to partner with us. Provide PACK to your clinicians working in remote areas today by contacting Dr. Tracy Eastman.

Dr Tracy Eastman, KTU Director of PACK Global Development and Delivery
Tel: +44 (0) 208 872 6323

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