Welcome to Biomedicine & Prevention

Biomedicine & Prevention is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in several areas of the life sciences. The journal’s Editorial Board covers several subject areas mainly focusing on prevention and health promotion. Prevention is covered not as an exclusive health competence discipline but in a holistic way, including environmental sciences, engineering, physics, legal implications and legislation.

An overview of Albanian Pharmacovigilance system and its harmonization with the European pharmacovigilance legislation

1. In Albania citizens should be massively informed through media, social media, and not only through scientific events on the importance and procedures of reporting the ADRs in real time manner. 2. Simplifying the reporting, increasing the transparency of reporting and the effective evaluation of suspected ADRs, would increase the number of ADR signalling.

Physical frailty and barriers to health care access among older adults in urban and rural areas/Kurdistan region of Iraq

Older adults are vulnerable people and may experience many negative health events in their life, so knowledge on physical frailty and health care access barriers among urban and rural elderly may be of relevance to provide equal healthy aging for this section of population. Up to our knowledge this is the first study on physical frailty and health care access barriers among older adults in urban vs. rural region, and both were shown to be higher among rural older adults compared to the urban region.

Updates in human and health sectors in Iraqi Kurdistan: a war-torn region

After decades of conflict, Iraq is in need of an epidemiological surveillance system to guide the development of appropriate public health interventions since, alongside the necessary early-response intervention, it is the only way to manage in the medium and long term the complex and open-ended social situations that affect population health.

Perceptions of Measles and vaccine Knowledge and Hesitancy among Health-care students in an Albanian University: results from a survey

University health-care students, at the beginning of their studies, did not consider measles as a serious disease and had misconceptions and hesitancy about measles’s vaccine safety and efficacy. It is necessary to improve professional training with the aim of making a real change in behaviors, which would enable HCWs to counter Hesitancy and to play an important role in the future of public health.