WHO art competition for school students & quot;75 years of improving public health & quot;
Dear students, On 7 April 2023  ̶  World Health Day  ̶  the World Health Organization will observe its 75th birthday. In 1948, countries of the world came together and founded WHO to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere could attain the highest level of health and well-being. To advance the health and security of all people, WHO works with governments, communities, international organizations, foundations, advocates, researchers and health workers, and WHO’s 75th anniversary year is an opportunity to look back at the public health succe...
Source: WHO EMRO News - January 25, 2023 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

COVID disrupts measles and other vaccinations in Asia, elsewhere
TOKYO -- Many young children in Asia and elsewhere are missing out on routine vaccinations to protect them from measles and other diseases as their countries battle COVID-19 infections. In 2021, the rates of vaccination against measles, polio and other infectious diseases among 1-year-olds all…#tokyo #ourworld #universityofoxford (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decreasing rates of childhood immunization are a major concern. Our medical analyst explains why
Vaccine rates for measles, polio, diphtheria and other diseases are decreasing among US children, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means more children are at risk for severe illness — illness that could be averted if they were immunized. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CNN expert talks about the consequences if childhood immunization rates drop further
Vaccine rates for measles, polio, diphtheria and other diseases are decreasing among US children, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Shot In The Arm’ Shows How Disinformation Can Be Deadly
Vaccine-preventable diseases like polio and measles are on the rise because more and more parents aren't vaccinating their kids. 'Shot in the Arm' clearly shows why disinformation itself is a disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 13, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Hollywood & Entertainment /hollywood-entertainment pharma Source Type: news

Malawi Suffers Worst Cholera Outbreak in Decades
Cholera ward in a health centre in Blantyre. Malawi has experienced a massive rise in cholera in the past year. Credit: Charles Mpaka/IPSBy Charles MpakaBLANTYRE, Jan 9 2023 (IPS) On March 3, 2022, Malawi declared a cholera outbreak after a district hospital in the southern region reported a case. This was the first case in the 2021 to 2022 cholera season. That single case was a warning for what would become Malawi’s worst cholera outbreak in decades. For nearly a year now, cholera has gripped the country, with cases reported in all 29 districts and rising. In an unprecedented occurrence, the cases rose sharply even thr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 9, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Charles Mpaka Tags: Africa Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation cholera IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Malawi Source Type: news

How Innovation Can Build the Future Our Grandchildren Deserve
I’ve been saying for years that the world is getting better. I’ll point out that, for example, the number of young children who die before their fifth birthday has fallen by more than half in just two decades—from 10 million in 2000 to just over 4 million today. But current events are making it harder to argue that the future will be better than the past. Russia’s war on Ukraine is inflicting terrible suffering in Eastern Europe and driving up food and energy prices around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic caused millions of deaths and severely hampered efforts to immunize children. Economic growth i...
Source: TIME: Health - December 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Gates Tags: Uncategorized freelance Innovation Source Type: news

Science ’s 2022 Breakthrough of the Year: A telescope’s golden eye sees the universe anew
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Source: ScienceNOW - December 15, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Africa: 'Vaccination A Safe Medical Procedure That Saves Lives' - Africa Must Eradicate Polio
[allAfrica] Dakar -- To address declining immunization rates and the resurgence of polio, President Macky Sall - speaking during the Forum for Polio Vaccination and Eradication in Africa held this weekend in Dakar - called on heads of state and other stakeholders to urgently re-mobilize around the Addis Declaration. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Increase Routine Immunisation to Halt Polio Resurgence
[SciDev.Net] Accra -- COVID-19 is fuelling a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases such as polio globally, but even more so in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, experts say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 11, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Collect More Data or Begin Widespread Distribution? Collect More Data or Begin Widespread Distribution?
The history of the polio vaccine illuminates dovetails with recent experience with vaccines for SARS-CoV-2.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 8, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication - Afghanistan, January 2021-September 2022
This report describes cases of wild poliovirus type 1 reported during 2022 and polio vaccination activity in Afghanistan. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 8, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Red spots, red flags: Experts' warnings come true as missing vaccinations lead to measles outbreak
From the time countries scrambled to protect their population — first through lockdowns and isolation and then through unprecedented, large-scale vaccination drives — public health experts warned that there would be a price to pay in the form of children missing their regular vaccination doses against diseases like measles, polio and diphtheria. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Rukwa to Vaccinate Over 320,000 Children Against Polio
[Daily News] Sumbawanga -- RUKWA region is set to vaccinate 324,668 under five children in the fourth round polio vaccination campaign which kicks off countrywide today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CDC will test sewage for polio outside New York to see if it's circulating elsewhere in nation
The CDC will expand polio wastewater surveillance to select communities with low vaccination rates outside the New York metro area. - The CDC will initially work work with health officials in Michigan and Philadelphia to identify communities with low vaccination rates and begin testing sewage the…#cdc #virus #expandpolio #polio #poliovaccine #health #vaccine #surveillance #poliosurveillance #vaccination (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news