Africa: This Is No Time to Neglect Hepatitis - 70 Million Africans Are Infected
[The Conversation Africa] In 2016, the World Health Organisation (WHO) set an ambitious target to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. This was followed by commitments from governments - including African countries - to develop national strategic plans for viral hepatitis and earmark resources to eliminate the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

We Welcome Your Feedback on the NIDCR Strategic Plan Priorities for 2021-2026
Dear Subscriber:  The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is drafting its Strategic Plan for 2021-2026 to help guide the research it supports over the next five years. In case you missed it, on July 15, NIDCR issued a Request for Information (RFI) inviting feedback on our five strategic priorities, contained in this email. Under the leadership of Dr. Rena D’Souza, who was sworn in as the new Director of NIDCR in October 2020, NIDCR has also updated its mission and created a new overarching vision for the future, as well as guiding principles to steer the institute and help direc...
Source: NIDCR Science News - July 27, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

It ’s Time To Reopen Primary Schools in India
Schools in India are not just a source of education but also provide access to health, hygiene, immunisation, and nutritional safety nets. | Picture courtesy: FlickrBy External SourceJul 22 2021 (IPS) “The government should open schools, even if it’s for an hour, to facilitate some student-teacher interaction. Most teachers feel that students should be encouraged to come to school. Neither parents, students, nor teachers are worried about transmission as little has changed in the community habits such as social gatherings, shared resources, intermingling of children, and drinking, among others. Only schools hav...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Asia-Pacific Education Headlines Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Statement on Nationwide Opioid Settlement Agreement
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 21, 2021 - Johnson & Johnson and its U.S.-based Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies today announced the finalization of a nationwide settlement agreement to resolve opioid-related claims and litigation by states, cities, counties, and other subdivisions in the United States. As previously announced, the Company will contribute up to $5 billion to the settlement, depending on the number of state and local governments that elect to opt into the agreement over the next several months. "We recognize the opioid crisis is a tremendously complex public health issue, and we have deep sympathy for ev...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports Q2 2021 Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (July 21, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for second-quarter. “Our second-quarter results showcase Johnson & Johnson’s diversified portfolio, driven by strong sales and earnings growth across our Medical Device, Consumer Health and Pharmaceutical businesses,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “I’m so proud of our 136,000 colleagues who remain focused on delivering our medicines and products to patients and consumers around the world, in addition to advancing our pipeline with new product launches and regulato...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Namibia: Ondangwa CEO Blames Virus for Implementation Failures
[Namibian] THE chief executive officer of the Ondangwa Town Council, Ismael Namgongo, says challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic has hindered the council from implementing the town's five-year strategic plans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Innovation Announces Extension Of Innovation Partnering Office at Monash University In Collaboration With Victorian State Government To Accelerate The Life-Sciences Hub
MELBOURNE, Australia, July 15, 2021 -- Johnson & Johnson Innovation announced today the extension of the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Partnering Office at Monash University's Clayton Campus in Melbourne (JJIPO@Monash) in collaboration with the Victorian State Government.This joint initiative between Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the Victorian Government and Monash University will be extended for approximately two years through June 30, 2023. The agreement will allow JJIPO@Monash to continue connecting with the Victorian innovation ecosystem, nurturing and accelerating innovative research, new product developmen...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific NEUTROGENA ® and AVEENO® Aerosol Sunscreen Products Due to the Presence of Benzene
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., JULY 14, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI) is voluntarily recalling all lots of five NEUTROGENA® and AVEENO® aerosol sunscreen product lines to the consumer level. Internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some samples of the products. Consumers should stop using the affected products and follow the instructions set forth below.The only sunscreen products impacted are aerosol products, specifically: NEUTROGENA® Beach Defense® aerosol sunscreen, NEUTROGENA® Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen,NEUTROGENA® Invisible Daily™ defense aerosol sunscre...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Mozambique: Health Minister Calls for Collective Efforts to Meet HIV Goal
[AIM] The Minister of Health, Armindo Tiago, on 8 July stressed the need for stakeholders at all levels to redouble their efforts and commitment to ensure attainment of the goals enshrined in the HIV/AIDS 5th National Strategic Plan (PEN V), for the 2021/25 period, through improved approaches and implementation. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NCPDP Announces New Senior Vice President, Innovation, Richard Sage
Newly Created Executive Position to Focus on Growth Opportunities Aligned with NCPDP’s Strategic Plan(PRWeb July 08, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/ncpdp_announces_new_senior_vice_president_innovation_richard_sage/prweb18049944.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reaches Opioid Settlement Agreement with New York State Consistent with Terms of Previously Announced Broader Settlement Agreement in Principle
June 26, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson and its U.S.-based Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies today announced a settlement agreement with the State of New York and its participating subdivisions, including Nassau County and Suffolk County, resolving their opioid-related claims against the Company. With this agreement, the Company is removed from the trial scheduled to begin in Suffolk County on June 28, 2021. The settlement will provide New York and its participating subdivisions with up to $263 million in funding to address opioid related issues, as well as reimbursement for attorney fees and costs. The settlement is no...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Region 6 Call for Applications 2021-2022
Background The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public’s health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data. The NNLM’s main goals are to work through libraries and other members to support a highly trained workforce for biomedical and health information resources and data, improve health literacy, and increase health equity through information. Purpose To accomplish the NNLM’s mission a...
Source: The Cornflower - June 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Consumer Health Data Science From the GMR Funding Outreach Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

Fujifilm launches imaging integration platform for endoscopy suite
Fujifilm Medical Systems USA has launched a new platform to integrate image...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm rolls out new x-ray, fluoroscopy system Fujifilm's x-ray system connected with Qure.ai algorithm Fujifilm doubles down on healthcare in new $11B strategic plan Fujifilm wraps up Hitachi imaging acquisition Fujifilm installs out point-of-care ultrasound software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Francophone West Africa Adds 3.8 Million New Family Planning Users
June 09, 2021IntraHealth International’sCivil Society for Family Planning (CS4FP) project partnered with nine countries in francophone West Africa to add 3.8 million additional family planning users and doubled the number of women using modern contraceptives in the region.For the past ten years, CS4FP has been working with strong, high-functioning civil society coalitions, young people, and religious and traditional leaders in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo (Ouagadougou Partnership countries) to collaborate with and advocate to governments to implement the...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Civil Society for Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Youth Source Type: news

What Do You Think of the AMA's Plans to Address Racism? What Do You Think of the AMA's Plans to Address Racism?
The American Medical Association has released a 3-year strategic plan to address racial injustice and health inequities.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Releases 2020 Health for Humanity Report Highlighting Performance and Progress on Environmental, Social and Governance Priorities
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 9, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today published the 2020 Health for Humanity Report (Report), which serves as the Company’s annual disclosure on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and illustrates progress toward fulfilling its corporate purpose to change the trajectory of health for humanity. The Report documents the Company’s performance and provides information on how the Company generates long-term social, environmental and economic value for all stakeholders; provides an accounting of the final year of progress against the Johnson & Johnson...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

The experiences and perspectives of African-Australian community service providers who work with at-risk and justice-involved youth - Shepherd S, Bailey A, Masuka G.
African-Australian young people are over-represented in custody in the state of Victoria. It has been recognized in recent government and stakeholder strategic plans that African-Australian community service providers are well placed to help address the in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2021, Changes in Health Services Research Support at NLM
In 2020, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) evaluated the current products and services of the National Information Center on Health Services Research& Health Care Technology (NICHSR) to align with the NLM Strategic Plan and to streamline resources to better serve our users. Based on our evaluation, NLM is implementing changes to make it easier for online health information seekers to find and navigate trusted health services research information. NICHSR will remain as a center located in the Public Services Division (PSD), within NLM 19s Division of Library Operations, as defined in the legislative mandate, and fo...
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - June 3, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Ghana: Menstrual Hygiene Management Plan Launched in Accra
[Ghanaian Times] A five-year strategic plan to promote effective menstrual hygiene management (MHM)in the country's schools has been launched in Accra. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Robust emergency relief supply planning for foreseen disasters under evacuation-side uncertainty - Dalal J, Üster H.
We present a strategic planning problem to supply relief items by considering uncertainties in disaster loca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Fujifilm's x-ray system connected with Qure.ai algorithm
Fujifilm's India business unit has announced that its portable x-ray FDR Xai...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm doubles down on healthcare in new $11B strategic plan Fujifilm wraps up Hitachi imaging acquisition Fujifilm installs out point-of-care ultrasound software Hitachi takes steps in sale of imaging business to Fujifilm Fujifilm, Candelis partner to manage imaging workflow (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AMA Announces Major Commitment to Health Equity
Three-year strategic plan covers both changes needed at AMA and changes it would like to see in the health care system. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nemours embarks on strategic plan to 'redefine children's health,' will rename Wilmington hospital
Nemours also wants to work with health insurers to change the payment model to one that encourages health systems to keep patients from needing to seek care in a hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Global agendas - local realities: commercial sexual exploitation of children in Chinandega, Nicaragua --"a break from their ordinary life …" - Carranza M.
In the past two decades, there has been a proliferation of attention at the international and local levels, on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) of children in Nicaragua. National policy and legislative changes, task forces and strategic plans aimed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Requires N1.89 Trillion to Fund Malaria in Next 4 Years - Govt
[Daily Trust] The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said that Nigeria will require N1.89 trillion to fund the new strategic plan on malaria between 2021 and 2025. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports 2021 First-Quarter Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (April 20, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for first-quarter 2021. “Johnson & Johnson delivered a strong first quarter performance led by the above market growth of our Pharmaceutical business and continued recovery in Medical Devices,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The ability to deliver these results while simultaneously advancing our robust pipeline of life-enhancing medicines, products and solutions during these times is a testament to the strength and resilience of our business and the dedication of the 135,000...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Fujifilm doubles down on healthcare in new $11B strategic plan
Fresh from its acquisition of Hitachi's imaging business, Japanese industria...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm wraps up Hitachi imaging acquisition Fujifilm installs out point-of-care ultrasound software Hitachi takes steps in sale of imaging business to Fujifilm COVID-19 delays Fujifilm deal to buy Hitachi Medical Fujifilm lands 3 new Synapse contracts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 17, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR & NIH Stand Against Structural Racism NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, said in a statement that there is no place for structural racism in biomedical research, echoing remarks from NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, in his announcement of a new NIH ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - April 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NHS roll out gadget for cluster headaches
The technology release launches the delayed MedTech Funding Mandate that accelerates uptake of innovative treatments and therapies. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Health and Wellness, Patient Access, Strategic Planning, Workflow, Digital Health, Emerging Technologies, Care, Organizational Governance, Process, Technology Source Type: news

PNR Weekly Digest: April 6, 2021
Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an * In the Dragonfly: Understanding End-of-Life Matters Whether your focus of concern is on a family member or yourself, this April the NNLM Reading Club suggests three books that may help with your understanding of end-of-life matters and those conversations you probably have been putting off…read the post to see the book selections Professional Development: NNLM CE Opportunities: NNLM offers training on a variety of topics related to health information. A complete listing of NNLM educational opportunities is available. Please note you need to create an NNLM ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 6, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: PNR Weekly Digest Source Type: news

PNR Weekly Digest: April 6, 2021
Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an * In the Dragonfly: Understanding End-of-Life Matters Whether your focus of concern is on a family member or yourself, this April the NNLM Reading Club suggests three books that may help with your understanding of end-of-life matters and those conversations you probably have been putting off…read the post to see the book selections Professional Development: NNLM CE Opportunities: NNLM offers training on a variety of topics related to health information. A complete listing of NNLM educational opportunities is available. Please note you need to create an NNLM ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 6, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: PNR Weekly Digest Source Type: news

Health tech startup Zedsen scores $12M in Series B funding
The funds will be used to develop the firm ’s non-invasive blood sensing technology.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Finance, Investing, Strategic Planning, Digital Health, Emerging Technologies, Business, Organizational Governance, Technology Source Type: news

CDC: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors National Center for Health Statistics (BSC, NCHS) on May 19, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include an update by NCHS leadership and presentations on National Center for Health Statistics Strategic Planning; Changes in National Health Interview Survey Data Collection During the COVID-19 pandemic; Innovation in Vital Statistics: Nowcasting Techniques; and Division of Health Care Statistics Cloud Migration. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 5, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Swiss start-up trials UV light cleaning robots to make air travel safer
The sterilisation method has been used in hospitals and laboratories for more than 50 years.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Strategic Planning, Technology, Organizational Governance Source Type: news

Swiss startup trials UV light cleaning robots to make air travel safer
The sterilisation method has been used in hospitals and laboratories for more than 50 years.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Strategic Planning, Technology, Organizational Governance Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov Get the latest research information from NIH: https://covid19.nih.gov/ Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic: The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is excited to announce a new, free virtual symposium focused on addressing the COVID-19 Infodemic in our communities. Through paper session, panels, and a networking space, symposium attendees can expect to come away from this experi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 2, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tessa Zindren Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

UAE first country in Arab world to begin manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine
Hayat-Vax is a joint collaboration between Sinopharm CNBG and Abu Dhabi ’s G42. Meanwhile, the country’s COVID-19 contact tracing app will now also function as a national vaccine registry. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Population and Public Health, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Workflow, Regulation, Digital Health, Care, Organizational Governance, Process, Public Policy, Technology Source Type: news

Researcher strives to increase participation of neurodiverse students in STEM fields
(Northern Arizona University) Through a project NAU psychologist Ronda Jenson is leading, a team of researchers from The Ohio State University, Auburn University, the University of Missouri--Kansas City, the University of Hawaii and Kansas State University, are creating a strategic plan to support the success of neurodivergent students in higher education leading to STEM careers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Why South Africa's HIV Prevention Programmes Should Include Sex Worker Clients
[The Conversation Africa] There are around 150,000 sex workers in South Africa. The National Strategic Plan on HIV identifies sex workers as a "key population" at high risk of HIV. HIV prevalence for female sex workers ranged from 48% to 72% in 2013/2014. This was much higher than for adult women in the general population, where prevalence was 14.4%. Reducing the prevalence of HIV among sex workers is prioritised as a critical national-level response to HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Q & A: Germany's ePA app - How does the implementation work?
Since January 2021, all   72 million statutorily insured German citizens have been legally entitled to a national electronic patient record (ePA). (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Finance, Population and Public Health, Interoperability, Strategic Planning, Regulation, Digital Health, Business, Care, Data and Information, Organizational Governance, Public Policy, Technology Source Type: news

Leveraging real-world data in cross-sector partnerships is key to advancing clinical development
The keynote presenter at HIMSS ’ Accelerate Health event shares his game plan for how stakeholders can use big data to improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of drug therapies.    (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Strategic Planning, Quality Care, Coordinated care, Organizational Governance, Care Source Type: news

How gamblers plan their actions to maximize rewards
(University of Cologne) A study in biological psychology has shown that habitual gamblers use strategies during reinforcement learning that differ from those of the control group. This difference could be caused by changes in the dopamine system that influence strategic planning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Global Change Research Program Should Shift Focus to Preparing for and Avoiding Worst Potential Consequences of Climate Change, Says New Report
As it drafts its next decadal strategic plan, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) should shift its focus to providing insights that help society prepare for and avoid the worst potential consequences of climate change, while protecting the most vulnerable, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 16, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World
By Lesley Ann FosterJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 5 2021 (IPS) International Women’s day 2021 heralds a particularly challenging time for women and girls. The Covid pandemic has battered our world to such an extent that we know that our lives have been irrevocably changed and has rolled back some of the gains we made in the human rights and gender equality field. Lesley Ann FosterSouth Africa has the most infections and deaths on the African continent. Women suffered the brunt of the pandemic due mainly to the inequality in our country that existed prior to this health disaster. Some 2,6 million jobs were lost wi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lesley Ann Foster Tags: Africa Economy & Trade Education Food Security and Nutrition Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour International Women's Day 2021 Source Type: news

Ghana: Sharing Space With Mosquitoes - the Woes of Trotro Mates, Drivers and Mechanics
[Ghanaian Times] Malaria is still a major public health problem in Ghana even though, the country has seen significant improvement in its fight against the disease over the years. These gains that the country has chalked so far in relation to reducing the malaria burden could be attributed to the several malaria control interventions implemented in line with its National Strategic Plan. The Ghanaian population are reached interventions such as the Distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) through mass campaigns (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HHS: Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will hold a virtual public meeting on March 8-9, 2021. Agenda items are being finalized and will be published on thePACHA website. PACHA members are seeking comments on 1) actions that can be taken to implement the HIV National Strategic Plan and improve implementation of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative; and 2) how domestic HIV/AIDS programs can better meet the needs of underserved communities and address the systemic barriers that communities face in order to achieve the goals of theJanuary 20, 2021, Executive Order....
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 22, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

WHO seeks $1.96 billion for 2021 Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Response
The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking nearly $2 million to fund its 2021 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) for COVID-19 response which was launched on Thursday in Geneva.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Jan-Feb 2021, New MEDLINE Website and Policy Updates
On February 10th, 2021, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched a new MEDLINE website that provides a consolidated location for information regarding MEDLINE policies, history, statistics, and the MEDLINE journal selection and review processes. The website was developed in alignment with the  NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027: A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health goal of reaching more people in more ways through enhanced dissemination and engagement. Currently indexed MEDLINE journals and publishers, as well as MEDLINE applicants, are strongly encouraged to review the website. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - February 10, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Exploring the process of strategic planning in emergency management - Manning SR.
This study examined the strategic planning practices of county-level emergency management agencies (EMAs) throughout the USA, with a focus on the strategic planning process. A theoretical framework was developed by reviewing the literature on public sector... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports 2020 Fourth-Quarter and Full Year Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (January 26, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for fourth-quarter and full year 2020. “Our notable full year performance reflects the continued confidence from patients, physicians, customers and consumers in our life-enhancing products and medicines, particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “I’m incredibly proud of our Johnson & Johnson teams around the world for going above and beyond to meet stakeholder needs. These efforts, and our commitment to families around the world a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news