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Disaster, outbreaks, and health emergencies extend various ethical obstacles related to maintaining quality and standard of care and practices. Often there are no prophylactic regimens available or effective during an emergency such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Since outbreaks of H1N1, Zika, and Ebola, exploring new modalities and treatment plan is a key aspect, and it needs a multidisciplinary ethical review team that accelerates the research review process and hasten to accomplish the project. Globally, every country has its guidelines for research review. But investigating facts during public health emergencies e.g., Covid-19, there is a significant necessity for a fasttrack review system. Focusing more on peer review practices for research on Covid-19 might suggest the upcoming time of peer review system in reviewing research. In an early pandemic situation, an unprecedented surge in the publication in a scholarly journal is a backbreaking task. The documented manuscript entails authenticating its relevance and appropriateness by proceeding through the review process. Enabling a fasttrack review system could be effective in reducing average submission and review time and preventing unnecessary delays in publications. Various questions come to mind- Is it long-lasting? Are we prepared for a fasttrack review of all research? Are we have any guidelines for research review in public health emergencies that provide a uniform and standard review system across the world? Now Fasttrack review implementing mainly for emergencies research projects. It is burdensome to review all research proposals on an emergency basis. fast tracking all types of research affect the quality of reviewing as well as the overburden to review teams as manpower has limited.

Oral Health and Non-Communicable Diseases: How to Integrate?

Kaung Myat Thwin

Published: May 19, 2022

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a group of conditions that affect modern lifestyle, and are the result of a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioural factors. They includes four major NCDs namely: cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory diseases. NCDs are one of the major challenges for health and sustainable human development; characterized by a long disease phase, and then became the leading cause of death in our society. Each year, it can cause 41 million people deaths, which is about 71% of all global deaths. In addition, NCDs kill >15 million 30-69 year-old people and low- and middle-income countries are mostly affected for premature deaths which account for 85% [1].