Call for a global ban policy on and scientific management of asbestos to eliminate asbestos-related diseases
AbstractAsbestos is a primary cause of cancer worldwide. Global estimates indicate workplace exposure of 125 million people and about 255,000 deaths each year. Of the approximately 300 million metric tonnes of asbestos ever produced worldwide, most will become waste and disposed of in landfills. The recycling and transforming asbestos fibre into a non-harmful product offer a sustainable solution, but a global commitment remains elusive. Urgent action is needed. Sixty-seven countries have banned the use of asbestos-containing material, however, repeated calls to stop the use of asbestos globally have gone unheeded. We call ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - March 5, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Spatial analysis of food security in Iran: associated factors and governmental support policies
This study analyzes caloric intake in Iran as a proxy for food security to determine factors associated with caloric intake that could be impacted by policies. We modeled regional heterogeneity by analyzing a complete countrywide dataset disaggregated for rural intra-provincial areas using unique data from the Iranian Statistical Centre for 2007 –2016. We applied logistic regression modeling and likelihood ratio tests to assess the association between socio-economic determinants and caloric intake among rural areas of all provinces. National policies (nation-wide food subsidies and a cash equivalent for food for...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - March 2, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Oncopolicy and global health diplomacy in times of rising populism
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Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - February 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Toward universal human papillomavirus vaccination for adolescent girls in Hong Kong: a policy analysis
AbstractStudies have assessed early population-level impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs for preventing cervical cancer. Through a case study in Hong Kong we examined stakeholder engagement and interactions to promote a universal HPV vaccination program using the Health Policy Triangle framework for structured health policy analysis. Using data from a document review and semi-structured in-depth interviews, we used thematic and stakeholder analyses to describe the process of policy formation. Given Hong Kong ’s political and health system, and a mix of Chinese and Western values, stakeholders ju...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - February 13, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Understanding oral health disparities in children as a global public health issue: how dental health professionals can make a difference
We present the policy, educational, and public health-related suggestions for improving outcomes and professional collaboration and five key areas for action: (1) increase advocacy efforts, (2) support in terprofessional education and practice, (3) promote oral health education and increase health literacy, (4) increase collaboration with community and school-based oral health care workers, and (5) use of technology to increase access to dental care and health information. (Source: Journal of Public Health Policy)
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - February 13, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A decade of extreme oscillations in opioid control and availability: implications for public health in a Canadian setting
AbstractWe comment on developments in and impacts of medical opioid control and availability in the province of British Columbia (Canada). Population-level dispensing of (strong) prescription opioids doubled in 2005 –2011, yet subsequently declined by half 2011–2018 following implementation of various opioid control measures. Notwithstanding this inversion, BC has featured the highest population rates of opioid-related mortality and morbidity in Canada. The erratic opioid availability patterns presumably fa cilitated major increases in opioid misuse, morbidity, and mortality. Tangible benefits for pain care fro...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - February 13, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Analyzing the cost-effectiveness of Lyme disease risk reduction approaches
AbstractLyme disease (LD) is endemic in many regions of the Northeastern United States. Given the elusive nature of the disease, a systematic approach to identify efficient interventions would be useful for policymakers in addressing LD. We used Markov modeling to investigate the efficiency of interventions. These interventions range from awareness-based to behavioral-based strategies. Targeting animal reservoirs of LD using fungal spray or bait boxes did not prove to be an effective intervention. Results of awareness-based interventions, including distribution of signage, fliers, and presentations, implementable in differ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - February 3, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The role of peanut-free school policies in the protection of children with peanut allergy
AbstractPeanut allergy that affects 1.4 –4.5% of North American children, has increased in prevalence in the past 20 years, is often diagnosed early in life, and outgrown in fewer than 20–32% of children by age 6. Recent self-reported data suggest that over 50% of peanut allergic individuals have had a severe reaction. Because food ( and peanut in particular) is a ubiquitous part of school attendance, this raises the potential for reactions to accidental peanut ingestion at school. Accordingly, there is increasing interest in creating policy to protect peanut allergic children in the school environment&mda...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - January 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The hidden impact of the clandestine abortion in Peru
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Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - January 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Needed: new authority to build public health system capacity for climate change health threats
AbstractStrong public health system capacity is essential to protection against climate change health threats. Taken as a whole, the United States (U.S.) public health system lacks the requisite capacity. Unlike some other countries, the U.S. federal government and most state and local governments give low priority to strengthening public health capacity even though states and localities have begun investing billions of dollars in strategies to protect physical infrastructure from climate change-related severe weather events. I recommend enactment of new legislative authority specifically to develop public health capacity ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - January 27, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The climate emergency: where is health care?
AbstractHealth care professionals and organizations have attempted to advance sound climate policies through educational efforts including conferences, symposia, webinars, and  policy and scientific statements. Unfortunately, these approaches have failed to make a substantial impression on the public or elected officials. In view of rapid environmental degradation, our industry must urgently marshal every resource at its command to protect patients and communities. The p ower and influence of health care can offset pressures and retribution from entrenched fossil fuel interests. Ethically, the shared mission of our in...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - January 27, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Distribution of sugar-sweetened beverage sales volume by sugar content in the United States: implications for tiered taxation and tax revenue
This study draws on data on sales volume, brand-level market shares, and sugar content to calculate the distribution of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) sales volume by sugar content, propose sugar content thresholds for a tiered tax structure, and estimate tax revenue. The most common SSBs sold had 26  g of sugar/8-oz serving; 70.8% had ≥ 25 g of sugar/8-oz serving, 16.9% were in the 10–15 g range, and 8.7% were in the 16–20 g range. A tiered tax with cut points at 
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - January 22, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Climate crisis, health equity, and democratic governance: the need to act together
AbstractOn Friday, 20 September 2019, over 4 million people worldwide participated in the youth-led Global Climate Strike. Emphasizing the dire impacts of the climate crisis on people ’s health, planetary health, and health equity, participants called for politicians and those with power to listen to the scientists and to the evidence. But who are these politicians and what is the evidence regarding to whom they listen? In the United States (US), critical research documents how the public’s will is being subverted—and people and planetary health are being harmed—via changes to the ‘rules of th...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - January 21, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

ABC of antimicrobial resistance control
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Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - January 21, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Mechanisms, policies, and tools to promote health equity and effective governance of the health risks of climate change
AbstractNational and international policies, mechanisms, and tools are being used by health authorities to promote effective risk management of climate change, including through addressing health inequalities and effective governance. (Source: Journal of Public Health Policy)
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - January 21, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

We welcome JPHP ’s new Editor-in-Chief: Elena N. Naumova
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Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - January 13, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Correction to: Effect of closure of live poultry markets in China on prevention and control of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza: a case study of four cities in Jiangsu Province
Due to an unfortunate oversight the acknowledgements has been omitted. (Source: Journal of Public Health Policy)
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - December 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The role of firearms in intimate partner violence: policy and research considerations
AbstractIntimate partner violence (IPV) is a major threat to women ’s safety and well-being worldwide. Firearms heighten this threat by increasing the morbidity and mortality of IPV. This paper focuses on the United States, a nation with high rates of IPV alongside high rates of gun ownership. The United States has implemented several policy approaches to reduce the harmful role that firearms play in IPV by limiting access to firearms for IPV offenders. One such law prohibits persons under Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVROs) from purchasing or possessing firearms or ammunition. Although DVRO firearm prohibit...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - December 3, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Financing global health emergency response: outbreaks, not agencies
AbstractEffectively responding to global health emergencies requires substantial financial commitment from many stakeholders, including governments, multilateral agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. A major current policy challenge needs attention: how to better coordinate investment among actors aiming to address a common problem, disease outbreaks. For donors who commit colossal sums of money to outbreak response, the current model is neither efficient nor transparent. Innovative approaches to coordinate financing have recently been tested as part of a broader development agenda for humanitarian response. Adoptin...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - December 3, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Disease modeling for public health: added value, challenges, and institutional constraints
AbstractPublic health policymakers face increasingly complex questions and decisions and need to deal with an increasing quantity of data and information. For policy advisors to make use of scientific evidence and to assess available intervention options effectively and therefore indirectly for those deciding on and implementing public health policies, mathematical modeling has proven to be a useful tool. In some areas, the use of mathematical modeling for public health policy support has become standard practice at various levels of decision-making. To make use of this tool effectively within public health organizations, ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - November 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Implementation of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in low- and middle-income countries: recommendations for policymakers
AbstractLongitudinal and observational studies have found a link between the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including obesity and diabetes. Following World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations, SSB taxes have been implemented in over 40 countries and cities to reduce sugar consumption. Despite continuing battles with communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), an epidemiological transition towards NCDs warrants SSB tax implementation. However, LMICs face challenges when implementing SSB taxes including a lack of resources and opposing argumen...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - November 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

WFPHA: World federation of public health associations
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Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - November 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Prevalence of ‘Mother/Infant Friendly Worksite Designations’ and state laws regulating workplace breastfeeding support in the United States
AbstractHuman milk is the normative infant feeding standard. Yet breastfeeding rates in the United States are suboptimal as many women discontinue breastfeeding upon return to work. As a result, the Unites States Congress included theBreak time for Nursing Mothers law in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). The law mandates that employers provide break time and a private space for employees to express breastmilk. This federal legislation does not cover all employees. The purpose of this project was to identify state legislation andMother/Infant Friendly Worksite Designations (MIFWD) that provide ad...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - November 6, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Legislation without implementation: a never-ending tragedy of the health system in Greece with sustainability of wasting resources
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Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - November 6, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A health professional ’s guide to the intersection of public health with intellectual property rights in trade and investment: the case of tobacco plain packaging
AbstractIntellectual property law is a crucial determinant of global public health, capable of both endangering and facilitating advances in the health of populations. This Viewpoint explains the most important aspects of the interaction between intellectual property law and public health. We use the plain packaging of tobacco products to illustrate how public health policies may be subject to scrutiny under existing trade and investment law structures. Plain packaging of tobacco products is challenging to implement due to legal complexities and uncertainties surrounding the status of mandated plain packaging for consumer ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - November 4, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Vaping among youth and young adults: a “red alert” state
AbstractThe use of e-cigarettes, otherwise known as ‘vaping’, has been increasing at alarming rates among youth and young adults. Although the long-term harms of vaping are still unclear, emerging evidence brings to light potential risks associated with vaping, especially for youth and non-smokers. This paper discusses nine viable policy measures that could limit the appeal of vaping products to youth and young adults and, in turn, reduce the potential harms of vaping. (Source: Journal of Public Health Policy)
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - October 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Oil pipelines and food sovereignty: threat to health equity for Indigenous communities
AbstractEnergy projects may profoundly impact Indigenous peoples. We consider effects of Canada ’s proposed Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion on the health and food sovereignty of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) through contamination and impeded access to uncontaminated traditional foods. Federal monitoring and TWN documentation show elevated shellfish biotoxin levels in TWN’s traditio nal territory near the terminus where crude oil is piped. Although TWN restoration work has re-opened some shellfish-harvesting sites, pipeline expansion stands to increase health risk directly through rising bioaccumulating ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - September 23, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

WFPHA: World federation of public health associations
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Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - September 23, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Effect of closure of live poultry markets in China on prevention and control of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza: a case study of four cities in Jiangsu Province
The objective of this study is to assess the impact of LPMs closure on reducing zoonotic transmission of avian influenza A (H7N9) virus and to make specific recommendations on the duration of closing the LPMs. Results show that the closure of LPMs can effectively control the spread of H7N9 avian influenza and reduce the incidence of human infection with H7N9. If cases of H7N9 avian influenza continue to occur, LPMs should close for at least 3 –4 weeks in susceptible areas to control the spread of infection. (Source: Journal of Public Health Policy)
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - September 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Optimizing the health benefits of climate change policies using health impact assessment
AbstractHealth impact assessment (HIA) is a tool that can be used to examine the potential health impacts of proposed climate change policies and offer recommendations to promote health and mitigate adverse health consequences of such policies. We used an HIA database, a literature search, and expert consultation to identify 12 HIAs of the proposed climate change policies from six states in the U.S. These policies included cap-and-trade legislation, heat-wave and sea-level-rise mitigation and adaptation, transportation policy impacts of climate change, carbon-reduction strategy scenarios, soil- and water-conservation strat...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - September 3, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Improving the prevention and diagnosis of melanoma on a national scale: A comparative study of performance in the United Kingdom and Australia
AbstractWe undertook this study in light of an uncontrolled rise of melanoma incidence and mortality rates in the United Kingdom (UK). We aim to assess the effectiveness of prevention and early melanoma diagnosis in the UK ’s National Health Service (NHS) in comparison to the Australian system that has limited the melanoma rise. We compare the prevention campaigns against skin cancer and the stage at which melanoma is diagnosed. We analyse key drivers of early diagnosis. Overall, Australia has performed better than the UK and provides an example for the UK’s NHS for better preventing melanoma and diagnosing it....
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - September 2, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Nigerian rural mothers ’ knowledge of routine childhood immunizations and attitudes about use of reminder text messages for promoting timely completion
This study assessed mothers’ knowledge in rural communities about routine immunization and acceptability of mobile phone reminder text messages as an intervention for improving uptake and timely c ompletion of routine immunization. The study adopted a descriptive cross-sectional design among 3440 consenting mothers of infants in six randomly selected Nigerian states and in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). We used a Focus Group Discussion guide and validated questionnaire to collect data; we analysed data using a thematic approach and descriptive statistics. Respondents’ ages were 26.7 ±&thinsp...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - August 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Retailers ’ tobacco sales, profit margins, and promotional activities in slum areas of Bhubaneswar, India
AbstractWe conducted a cross-sectional study during January –June 2017 involving 70 tobacco retailers from 11 slums to learn about the tobacco retailers’ practices of tobacco sales, their profit margins from these sales, and their promotional activities in slum areas of Bhubaneswar, India. Slum retailers were gaining a profit margin of ≥ 10% in sel ling 68% of cigarette brands and in all brands of bidi (smoked tobacco) and smokeless tobacco. Almost 50% of retailers were directly or indirectly advertising tobacco, and in 90% of retail shops, tobacco products were displayed in such a way that ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - August 9, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Gaps and barriers in interventions for the control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis among school-age children in an endemic area of the Philippines: a school-based point-of-view
AbstractWe used a qualitative cross-sectional study in 20 elementary schools in an area of Cagayan Valley, Philippines where soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) is endemic, to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for three intervention components for STH control: mass drug administration (MDA), health education, and sanitation. School teachers and staff generally perceived MDA to be a well-delivered program, but opportunities exist to strengthen other control strategies: health education and school rules on hygiene and sanitation at school. Complete and consistent monitoring of program impact and ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - August 7, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

What HIRTS athletes? Establishing a unified public policy understanding of Head Impact-Related Trauma in Sport
AbstractGlobally, concussions in sport now attract far greater concern than several decades ago. Yet, no international scientific consensus exists for defining ‘concussion,’ or for determining how many brain injuries caused by a contact sport constitute a sufficient public health threat to warrant improving policies. How can policymakers help coaches, players, and parents work with public health authorities and clinicians to identify concussions, and p revent and treat head injuries? Doing so will require language that helps distinguish among the multitude of conditions related to Head Impact-Related Trauma in ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - August 7, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Alcohol control policy in Ethiopia and implications for public health
AbstractThe World Health Organization ’s (WHO) Global Strategy to reduce harmful use of alcohol sets a voluntary target of reducing the harmful use of alcohol by 10% in about 10 years. Using the WHO criteria, this paper critically assesses the alcohol control policy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and sets out recommen dations for major improvement for protecting the health of the population. (Source: Journal of Public Health Policy)
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - August 5, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Scores on doors: restaurant hygiene ratings and public health policy
AbstractThis paper seeks to contribute to the ongoing policy debate about mandated posting of health department hygiene ratings for establishments that sell food. Posted restaurant hygiene ratings, or ‘scores on doors,’ exemplify a public health transparency policy in the form of words, letters, numbers, or symbols displayed at entrances to food-serving establishments summarizing their most recent health inspection. After describing the scope of restaurant hygiene inspections and the problem of foodborne illness, this paper critically examines the ‘mandation’ debate on economic, practical, ethical, ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - August 5, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

WFPHA: World federation of public health associations
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Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - July 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Nuclear power and uranium mining: current global perspectives and emerging public health risks
This article provides recommendations for multilateral institutional collaboration on public health surveillance plus capacity building for young researchers. (Source: Journal of Public Health Policy)
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - July 10, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Correction to: Consequences of policy incoherence: how Zambia ’s post-FCTC investment policy stimulated tobacco production
The paper “Consequences of policy incoherence: how Zambia’s post-FCTC investment policy stimulated tobacco production” was published without including the acknowledgements: (Source: Journal of Public Health Policy)
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - July 10, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The high costs of cheap tanning: pricing and promotional practices of indoor tanning facilities in six cities in the United States
AbstractFew studies have investigated pricing and promotional practices used by the indoor tanning industry, despite their potential to promote indoor UV tanning —a well-established risk factor for melanoma skin cancer. Posing as potential customers, we telephoned 94 indoor tanning businesses in six United States (U.S.) cities and requested pricing information. The price of a single tanning session ranged from $0 to $23, and was lower at facilities that of fered indoor tanning as a secondary service (mean $4.82 and free in 35%) than at tanning salons (mean $16.45). Session prices in salons could be as low as $1.50 wi...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - June 14, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Economic sanctions and HIV/AIDS in women
This study examines the influence of economic sanctions on HIV in women and finds that sanctions increase women ’s HIV rate by decreasing female labor participation. These findings are in line with previous findings that sanctions negatively affect public health in general as well as women in particular. All these findings suggest that policy makers need to consider more carefully the scourge of HIV/AIDS am ong women when formulating their policies toward target countries. (Source: Journal of Public Health Policy)
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - June 6, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The double burden of malnutrition: an assessment of ‘stunted child and overweight/obese mother (SCOWT) pairs’ in Kerala households
AbstractA double burden of malnutrition (DBM) is the coexistence of under-nutrition and over-nutrition in a single household that has been reported from many developing countries. We performed a secondary analysis on India Human Development Survey (IHDS-II) data assessing ‘stunted child and overweight/obese mother (SCOWT) pairs’ in Kerala households. We included 344 pairs of children below 5 years of age and their mothers, with anthropometric measurements. We also performed the Pearson’s Chi–square test to study the association of SCOWT pairs with socio-econ omic variables. The prevalence of SC...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - June 6, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Correction to: The Federation ’s Pages Switzerland, a Haven for the Tobacco Industry
Due to an unfortunate oversight the article title “Switzerland, a haven for the tobacco industry” has been omitted. (Source: Journal of Public Health Policy)
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - June 6, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

“Always read the small print”: a case study of commercial research funding, disclosure and agreements with Coca-Cola
AbstractConcerns about conflicts of interest in commercially funded research have generated increasing disclosure requirements, but are these enough to assess influence? Using the Coca-Cola Company as an example, we explore its research agreements to understand influence. Freedom of Information requests identified 87,013 pages of documents, including five agreements between Coca-Cola and public institutions in the United States, and Canada. We assess whether they allowed Coca-Cola to exercise control or influence. Provisions gave Coca-Cola the right to review research in advance of publication as well as control over (1) s...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - May 8, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Consequences of policy incoherence: how Zambia ’s post-FCTC investment policy stimulated tobacco production
AbstractZambia, a tobacco-growing country, provides manufacturing incentives to attract foreign and domestic investment. In an earlier study, we cautioned that these incentives could lead to local tobacco manufacturing, undermining its domestic tobacco control efforts. In 2018, as part of our continuing research program, we conducted key informant interviews (n = 15) and document analyses. Our early caution proved correct. In 2018, taking advantage of tax incentives, British American Tobacco Zambia and Roland Imperial Tobacco opened new cigarette-manufacturing facilities in the Lusaka Multi-Facility Economic ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - May 4, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Comparison of international legislation and standards on veterinary drug residues in food of animal origin
This study provides a qualitative comparison of the legislation, public and private standards in the European Union, the United States of America (USA) and the Eurasian Customs Union/Russia. We made a quantitative comparison of Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) applied in each region for pork kidneys for tetracycline (with a focus on doxycycline), penicillin and chloramphenicol. The Customs Union generally applied lower levels than the other regions, with MRLs for tetracyclines in pig kidneys being 1200 times lower than those applied in the USA. Growing consumer interest and concern about chemicals in their food could be lever...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - April 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

WFPHA: World federation of public health associations www.wfpha.org
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Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - April 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Deworming rates and lack of awareness of the National Deworming Day in the endemic region of Kashmir: an opportunity to improve public health using immunization program infrastructure
AbstractWe assessed the level of regular, periodic deworming and awareness of National Deworming Day in the local population in the endemic region of Kashmir by conducting a cross-sectional survey in the local population of patients (or their attendants for patients 18  years of age or younger) who visited the hospital as outpatients or were admitted as inpatients. The study team presented questionnaires with simple questions about deworming and child immunization to 1150 participants, noted responses, and then compiled the data. We found that the level of regula r deworming was very low: only 3.7% (43/1150) of respon...
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - March 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Public Health Policy - March 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research