Global Health: Cholera Is Spreading in Mozambique, and It ’ s Far From the Only Health Threat
About two million people are displaced, cholera has broken out, and malaria is expected. But doses of cholera vaccine have arrived, and the humanitarian crisis may yet be contained, aid agencies say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Cholera Epidemics Humanitarian Aid Vaccination and Immunization Cyclones Malaria World Health Organization Doctors Without Borders International Committee of the Red Cross Oxfam Mozambique Africa Source Type: news

Researcher finds dangerous levels of metals in liquor sold in Uganda
UCLA Extension ’s Ochan Otim is a chemist who specializes in developing methods for quantifying and assessing the health risk associated with organic and metal contaminants in the environment. For the last few years, Otim, who grew up in Uganda, has been driven to use his expertise to try to help solve a dangero us mystery in his country of birth.Why were so many people having health problems and even dying because of alcohol consumption?The two-decade civil war in Uganda beginning in the late 1980s ravaged the country with violence, abductions, concentration camps and  starvation. The inhumane conditions and ab...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Congo Ebola outbreak spreading faster than ever: WHO
Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is spreading at its fastest rate yet, eight months after it was first detected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa: 3 Kenyans Named Among Best Health Innovators in Africa
[Nation] Three Kenyans have been feted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as among the best 30 health innovators in Africa after their apps emerged top in a global challenge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Cases Rising, but UN Health Agency Cites Progress in Community Trust-Building
[UN News] A rise in new cases of deadly Ebola virus disease in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been announced, while authorities say that progress is being made in accessing communities that have been wary of outside help, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

No Time to Wait: Securing the Future from Drug-Resistant Infections
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/2019. This 28-page report from the Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance to the Secretary General of the United Nations details why antimicrobial resistance is a global crisis that threatens a century of progress in health and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It makes recommendations in categories to accelerate progress in countries, innovate to secure the future, collaborate for more effective action, invest for a sustainable response, and strengthen accountability and global governance. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guidance Document on Migration and Health
Source: World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Published: 4/2019. Migration has been a part of the experience of countries in the Region of the Americas at various moments throughout their history, and is occurring in part due to natural disasters and climate change. This 18-page document was developed to serve as a resource for Member States to address the public health and health system challenges related to migration, including the promotion and protection of the health of migrants throughout their migration process. It aims to support the integration of the health needs of migrants into na...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Emergency Response to the Crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic: Annual Report 2018
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 4/2019. This 29-page report describes the continuing conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic that has affected millions of lives, and the World Health Organization (WHO)'s operations in Turkey in 2018, which were comprised of a cross-border response from the field office in Gaziantep and a health response to refugees in Turkey, coordinated from the WHO Country Office in Ankara. In northwest Syria, WHO served over three million people by responding to urgent health needs and supporting health facilities in the delivery of health services. (PDF) (Source...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Attacks on Health Care Initiative: 2019-2022
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/2019. This 22-page report describes the 2019-2022 plan for the Attacks on Health Care Initiative, whose vision is for essential life-saving health services to be provided to emergency-affected populations, unhindered by any form of violence or obstruction. It focuses on all countries vulnerable to emergencies, and particularly those facing emergencies; emergency-affected populations in need of health care; and health care workers. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protecting the Blood Supply During Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Guidance for National Blood Services
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/2019. This 60-page guidance document aims to assist national blood services in the development of national plans to respond to any emerging infectious threats to the sufficiency or safety of the blood supply, whether from an existing infectious agent that is changing in incidence and spread, or from a newly identified infectious agent. It discusses the elements that would need to be considered by national blood services, and provides guidance on different response options that may be available. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Republic of Moldova
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/2019. This 90-page report presents the findings of the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) Mission on International Health Regulations to the Republic of Moldova on October 1-5, 2018. Four overarching recommendations emerged from the week. These are intended to address cross-cutting challenges affecting Moldova ’s capacities across many of the different technical areas that are explored in greater depth in the JEE process, and are detailed in the report. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework: Annual Progress Report: 1 January- 31 December 2018
This report covers the 2018 calendar year. It provides a PIP Framework implementation overview, and technical and financial implementation progress. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of Libya: Mission Report: 9-15 July 2018
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/2019. This 76-page evaluation was based on a joint external assessment held on July 9-15, 2018, of the International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities of Libya using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. There is strong evidence of the existence of a prolific basis of laws and regulations covering public health that are not put to good use. The evaluation also found that the main needed capacities for detecting, preventing, and controlling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) have not been established yet in Libya. (PDF) (Source...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Guardian view on antidepressant use: no cure-all | Editorial
The record number of pills being handed out for depression is a cause of concern, especially when access to other treatments is restrictedAlmost71m prescriptions for antidepressants were given out in England last year – not including drugs dispensed in hospitals outside the NHS. This is a vast number of pills – more than twice the number ofprescriptions given for antibiotics; 20m more than for cholesterol-lowering statins. In a decade, the number of antidepressant prescriptions has doubled; it has risen by 3m in a year. Around 7 million adults (16% of the English adult population) are now taking this medicine, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Mental health Depression Society NHS World Health Organization World news GPs Politics UK news Drugs Science Source Type: news

Ebola cases rising in DR Congo, but UN health agency cites progress in community trust-building
A rise in new cases of deadly Ebola virus disease in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been announced, while authorities say that progress is being made in accessing communities that have been wary of outside help, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guidance Lists New First-Line Treatment for Severe Malaria in the U.S.
THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 -- The drug artesunate -- the World Health Organization-recommended first-line treatment for severe malaria -- will become the first-line treatment for severe malaria in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Safe Menstrual Practices Important for Progress
In Bangladesh a large number of girls said they felt uncomfortable to go to school or travel during their period due to abdominal pain and the fear of leakage from rags. Credit: Shafiqul Alam Kiron/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 2019 (IPS) As menstruation continues to be shamed in many communities, one organisation is rising up to the challenge to ensure “safe menstruation for all women of Bangladesh.” Half of the approximately four billion women around the world are of reproductive age. For these women and girls, menstruation is a natural monthly reality. However, a lack of awareness and acc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Bangladesh menstruation Source Type: news

Mozambique to start cholera vaccinations next week after cyclone
Mozambique will start a cholera vaccination campaign next week in areas ravaged by Cyclone Idai, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday, after five confirmed cases were detected. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sepsis and septic shock: current approaches to management
Sepsis, defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction due to a dysregulated host response to infection, is recognised by the World Health Organization as a global health priority. Each year, 5000 of the 18 000 adults with sepsis treated in Australian intensive care units die, with survivors suffering long-term physical, cognitive and psychological dysfunction, which is poorly recognised and frequently untreated. There are currently no effective pharmacological treatments for sepsis, making early recognition, resuscitation and immediate treatment with appropriate antibiotics the key to reducing the burden of resulting disea...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“Don’t Tell My Husband I Have Leprosy”: Social Stigma Silences Marshall Islands’ Women
Meretha Pierson, a nurse in the leprosy clinic of Majuro, Marshall Islands, shows the medication to cure leprosy that are provided for free. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMAJURO, Mar 28 2019 (IPS) Meretha Pierson has been a nurse for the past seven years, working in the government-run leprosy clinic in Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands. Her patients come in all ages, from different economic backgrounds and different professions. But, aside from their diagnosis, they all have something else in common: everyone wants to keep their illness a secret. “Everyone requests me not to tell their neighbours. Bu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Hansen's disease leprosy Marshall Islands Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation (SMHF) Source Type: news

Africa: Diseases Cost Africa U.S.$2.4 Trillion a Year - WHO
[allAfrica] Praia -The World Health Organisation has launched a new report titled "A Heavy Burden - An Indirect Course of Illness in Africa" at the second Africa Health Forum in Praia, Cape Verde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Food Safety for Travelers
-- Foodborne illness is often preventable, yet millions of people become sick from this, says the World Health Organization. The organization's " Five Keys to Safer Food " are: Wash your hands before handling/consuming food. Separate raw and cooked... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Loses $2.4trn Annually to Diseases - WHO
[Leadership] The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that nearly 630 million years of healthy life were lost in 2015 due to the diseases afflicting the population across its 47 Member States in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO guidelines fail to detect half of chronic hepatitis B patients in Ethiopia needing treatment
(Elsevier) Current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) fail to detect half of the patients in need of treatment in Ethiopia, report scientists in the Journal of Hepatology, published by Elsevier. They propose revision of the guidelines to consider local data from sub-Saharan Africa in order to help reach the WHO goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a major public health threat by 2030. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Empowering Community Health Providers to Tackle Lung Diseases
[WHO] Tanga -The Ministry of Health in Tanzania conducted orientation workshops on integrated screening, referral and follow up for Tuberculosis and other Chronic Lung Diseases to 20 Community Health providers in Tanga region. This initiative is supported by the World Health Organization and aims to embody the leverage of resources in addressing community needs in primary health care delivery. As most of the other Chronic Lung Diseases are not infectious in contrast to Tuberculosis, the implementation of the initiative (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: The President of the Republic of Cabo Verde Opens Second Who Africa Health Forum
[WHO] Praia -Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, today demonstrated his support for the World Health Organization's (WHO) initiatives to transform health care throughout Africa by officially launching the three-day WHO Africa Health Forum in Praia. He told participants about the significant progress that Cabo Verde has made towards delivering universal health coverage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Cabo Verde Launches First "Solidarity Chain" in Africa With a Flash Mob Promoting Universal Health Coverage
[WHO] Praia -Led by the Cabo Verde's Minister of Sports and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, hundreds of people held hands and stood side by side in an umbrella shape on Quebra Canela beach in Praia to show their solidarity for universal health coverage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: What We Need to Get Healthcare for All Africans
[allAfrica] Leaders and policy makers, ministries of health and finance, inter-governmental   agencies, the private sector, civil society organizations and members of the media are among many participants in the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Health Forum, hosted by the Government of Cabo Verde and the WHO Africa Regional Office. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Clinical Research Associate - Liverpool, UK
 Liverpool school of Tropical Medicine's Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane, and established theCochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as one of Cochrane's premier groups, with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors, and is well-linked with the World Health Organization.We are looking to expand the centre. As part of this, we are recruiting staff for the "Research, Evidence and Development Initiative " (READ-It) programme th...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Q & A: Why Treating Leprosy as a Special Disease Violates the Rights of the Person Affected by It
Dr. Arturo Cunanan is the Medical Centre Chief of Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital in the Philippines and one of the most experienced experts on Hansen’s disease, also known as leprosy, in the world today. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMAJURO, Mar 25 2019 (IPS) His multiple awards and degrees aside, Dr. Arturo Cunanan is known as a people’s doctor; one who has profound belief in the human rights of every person affected by Hansen’s disease, commonly known as leprosy. Considered one of the most experienced experts on the disease in the world today, Cunanan is currently the Medical Centre Chie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations leprosy Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation (SMHF) Source Type: news

Nigeria: World TB Day - Use Your Money to Provide Adequate Care, WHO Urges African Leaders
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged Africa governments to use domestic resources to fund core Tuberculosis (TB) control services in their countries (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Long Does Fecal Shedding Occur for Oral Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccination has reduced infectious disease morbidity and mortality since its introduction. Vaccines can be given intramuscularly, subcutaneously or orally. Oral virus vaccines currently used in the US include rotavirus, cholera, typhoid and adenovirus. Adenovirus vaccine is used in military personnel. As these are attenuated viruses there is concern for household contacts who are immunocompromised who may inadvertently be exposed to the virus through fecal shedding. Additionally, there is a concern that the attenuated virus may mutate and revert back to its wild-form and potentially cause disease. Injectable po...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ebola Was Confirmed in a Major City in the Congo, Stoking Concerns That the Outbreak Will Keep Spreading
A case of Ebola was confirmed in the populous Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) city of Bunia this week, adding to fears that the outbreak there — already the second-worst in history — is far from over. An infant who died in the Bunia health zone was confirmed this week to have the deadly, highly contagious hemorrhagic fever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The infant’s parents, however, appear to be in good health, raising questions as to how the baby may have been infected with Ebola. Most Ebola cases have been recorded in the DRC’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces, in the northea...
Source: TIME: Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Democratic Republic of the Congo Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Africa: What African Countries Can Do About Ensuring Safer Surgery
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has come up with plans and tools to help countries ensure safer surgery in their hospitals and clinics. These include the surgical safety checklist and safe childbirth checklist. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: WHO Sending Urgent Health Assistance After Cyclone Idai Displaces Thousands of People in Southern Africa
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people impacted by flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The floods were triggered by Tropical Cyclone Idai, which swept through the region last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Unveils New Measures for TB Eradication
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued new guidelines to improve the treatment of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bacteria and immunity in cervix may be key to predicting premature births
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB), defined as birth before 37 weeks of gestation, and the related complications, are the largest contributors to infant death in the United States and worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have discovered that bacteria and innate immune factors in a woman's birth canal and cervix may increase the risk of spontaneous preterm birth or provide protection against such births. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO Panel Calls for Registry of All Human Gene Editing Research WHO Panel Calls for Registry of All Human Gene Editing Research
It would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct human gene-editing studies in people, and a central registry of research plans should be set up to ensure transparency, World Health Organization experts said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Shaving 10 Months Off Treatment Not Inferior Against Rifampin-Resistant TB Shaving 10 Months Off Treatment Not Inferior Against Rifampin-Resistant TB
A new study in patients with rifampin-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is providing the first strong evidence that the Bangladesh protocol for treating multidrug-resistant (MDR)-TB, which is used for 9 to 11 months, is not inferior to the standard regimen recommended by the World Health Organization, which requires treatment for 20 months.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Accounts for Highest Burden of Measles Globally - WHO
[This Day] Maiduguri -The World Health Organisation (WHO) has lamented that Nigeria accounts for the highest case of measles on the globe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

W.H.O. Panel Demands a Registry for Human Gene Editing
The panel, established after a Chinese experiment produced embryo-edited babies, said all human genome editing research should be listed in a registry. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: your-feed-science Genetics and Heredity Genetic Engineering Research World Health Organization He Jiankui Source Type: news

WHO panel calls for registry of all human gene editing research
It would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct human gene-editing studies in people, and a central registry of research plans should be set up to ensure transparency, World Health Organization experts said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gene editing for human reproduction is 'irresponsible,' WHO panel says
A panel convened by the World Health Organization says it would be 'irresponsible' for scientists to use gene editing to make babies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

UAB partners with Jamaican University for nursing education
Instructors at the UAB School of Nursing have formed an international instruction partnership with a Jamaican entity. UAB instructors have traveled to Kingston, a sister city of Birmingham, to train instructors starting in 2018 where they first demonstrated how to teach with simulations. Now, they are working with the World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHOCC) at the University of West Indies (UWI)-M ona Campus in Kingston, Jamaica. UAB said the partnership's goal is to improve how… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

UAB partners with Jamaican University for nursing education
Instructors at the UAB School of Nursing have formed an international instruction partnership with a Jamaican entity. UAB instructors have traveled to Kingston, a sister city of Birmingham, to train instructors starting in 2018 where they first demonstrated how to teach with simulations. Now, they are working with the World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHOCC) at the University of West Indies (UWI)-M ona Campus in Kingston, Jamaica. UAB said the partnership's goal is to improve how… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Resting in the Space of Discomfort: A Mindful Approach to Depression
Suffering is a shared human experience that can be viewed integral part of life. Our suffering can range from mild to severe and can take the form of physical or mental and emotional pain. Whatever the form of our discomfort, we can agree that “suffering of the mind” is one of the biggest concerns of our time. The severity of mental health issues is on the rise, particularly the number of individuals experiencing depression. According to the World Health Organization (2017) over 300 million people are estimated to suffer from depression, equivalent to 4.4% of the world’s population. The Causes...
Source: Psych Central - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules De Vitto Tags: Depression Habits Mindfulness Self-Help Source Type: news

VIDEO: “ People Affected by Leprosy Suffer Severe Discrimination ”
By Fabiana FrayssinetRÍO DE JANEIRO, Mar 15 2019 (IPS) “More than 50 countries in the world have discriminatory laws against people affected by Hansen’s disease. There is also a lot of discrimination in the public administration…and in society,” Alice Cruz, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, said in this interview with IPS (in Spanish, with English subtitles). The Portuguese-born expert is one of the special participants in the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affecte...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Health Latin America & the Caribbean Multimedia TerraViva United Nations Video Hansen's disease leprosy Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Aims to End Ebola Outbreak Within Months
[VOA] The World Health Organization (WHO) chief says the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) can be brought to an end in six months, if everything goes as planned. Latest figures from the DRC Ministry of Health put the number of Ebola cases at 927, including 584 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

People Affected by Leprosy in Latin America Unite for Their Rights and Their Voice
Family photo of part of the 111 participants in the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, on the steps of the Morisco Palace, the headquarters of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, which hosted the three-day meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) With the decision to found a regional coalition to promote rights and greater participation in national and international forums and decisions, the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen’s disease, popu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Ter Source Type: news

WHO says Ebola area contained but Congo needs long-term support
The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is now concentrated in two areas and could be stopped by September, but the world must tackle Congo's broader crisis to make it count, the head of the World Health Organization said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news