Bacteria found in ancient Irish soil halts growth of superbugs -- new hope for tackling antibiotic resistance
(Swansea University) Researchers analyzing soil from Ireland long thought to have medicinal properties have discovered that it contains a previously unknown strain of bacteria which is effective against four of the top six superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics, including MRSA.Antibiotic-resistant superbugs could kill up to 1.3 million people in Europe by 2050, according to recent research. The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes the problem as 'one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Keyhole surgery returns to war-shattered Mosul as WHO prioritizes medical improvements
In the wake of more than four years of intense conflict in Iraq to dislodge the terrorist group ISIL, the rehabilitation of the health system and improvements to lifesaving medical services in places like formerly-occupied Mosul, remains a top priority, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intersex variations, human rights, and the International Classification of Diseases - Carpenter M.
Over time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reviewed and removed pathologizing classifications and codes associated with sexual and gender minorities from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). However, classifications associated with i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Ugandan health care professionals' response to sexual violence survivors: exploring local strategy and international guidelines - Fay KE, Beyeza-Kashesya J, Gossett DR.
This survey-based study gathered information on health professionals' attitudes and behaviors regarding victims of sexual assault, focusing on the applicability and utility of best practices put forth by the World Health Organization and the United Nations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

3 Saudi Arabian plants show potential for treating cancer
(Natural News) Despite the countless medical breakthroughs in recent years, cancer is still the major cause of illness and death around the globe. But according to a study, three plants from Saudi Arabia can be used to develop potential cures for cancer. Back in 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) recorded an alarming 8.8 million cancer-related deaths.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.N. International Awareness and Commemorative Dates
List of International days of observance established by the United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 20, 2018 Category: Disability Tags: Awareness Source Type: news

Study confirms the antitumor effects of pomegranates
(Natural News) Unhealthy lifestyle habits like eating unhealthy foods, physical inactivity, smoking, and drinking alcohol continue to contribute to the high incidence of cancer worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that cancer will account for more than 9.6 million deaths this year. Nearly 70 percent of cancer-related mortality cases happen in low- and middle-income countries... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interview with Dr Ioannis Gallos lead author of the updated Uterotonic agents for preventing postpartum haemorrhage: a network meta ‐analysis
The aim of thisCochrane Review was to find out which drug is most effective in preventing excessive blood loss at childbirth and has the least side effects. The authors collected and analysed all the relevant studies to answer this question.The lead author of this review is Dr Ioannis Gallos. He is a Clinician Scientist in University of Birmingham and Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics& Gynaecology for Birmingham Women ’s Hospital. Ioannis obtained his Degree in Medicine and Surgery (DMS) cum laude from the University of Rome, Italy. He subsequently trained in Obstetrics& Gynaecology in the UK and sub-speciali...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Nigeria: Meeting Nigeria's Health Emergency Demands With Flying Doctors
[Guardian] Until now, Nigeria, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), has one of the worst health indices in the world. In fact the country was rated 187th out of 191 WHO member countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Handle Antibiotics with Care in Surgery
The World Health Organization has produced this infographic on the use of antibiotics in surgery.Since their discovery, antibiotics have served as the cornerstone of modern medicine. However, the persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in human and animal health have encouraged the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. Misuse of antibiotics puts all surgical patients at risk. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health of Refugee and Migrant Children: Technical Guidance
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 12/18/2018. This 44-page document, part of a technical guidance series produced with the European Commission on the health of refugees and migrants, presents policy considerations for promoting refugee and migrant children ’s health and well-being, and particularly their mental health. It includes an intersectoral approach that targets risk factors at the individual, family, and community levels. It emphasizes the important role of national/local governments in fostering or hindering equitable living conditions for refugee and migrant children...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Promotion for Improved Refugee and Migrant Health: Technical Guidance
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 12/18/2018. This 48-page document, part of a technical guidance series produced with the European Commission on the health of refugees and migrants, outlines current best practices, evidence, and knowledge to inform policy and program development in the area of health promotion for refugees and migrants in the World Health Organization European Region. It highlights key principles, summarizes priority actions and challenges, maps available resources and tools, and provides policy considerations and practical recommendations to improve health promoti...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health of Older Refugees and Migrants: Technical Guidance
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 12/18/2018. This 48-page document, part of a technical guidance series produced with the European Commission on the health of refugees and migrants, aims to inform the development of policies and practices related to improving the health of older refugees and migrants. It discusses how both aging and migration are complex, multidimensional processes shaped by a range of factors over the life-course of the individual, and responding to the needs of older refugees and migrants must be integrated into all dimensions of policies and practices related to...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improving the Health Care of Pregnant Refugee and Migrant Women and Newborn Children: Technical Guidance
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 12/18/2018. This 52-page document, part of a technical guidance series produced with the European Commission on the health of refugees and migrants, identifies problems and entry points for interventions for maternal and newborn health among refugees and migrants in the European region. It outlines policy considerations for four main areas affecting refugee and migrant maternal and newborn health: Individual health status; accessibility of health care; quality of care; and health care policy and financing systems. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Promotion and Mental Health Care in Refugees and Migrants: Technical Guidance
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 12/18/2018. This 40-page document, part of a technical guidance series produced with the European Commission on the health of refugees and migrants, reviews the prevalence of some disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder and depressive and anxiety disorders in the context of migration. Based on the best available evidence regarding risk factors and areas for intervention, it identifies eight priority action areas for consideration by policymakers regarding the mental health of refugees and migrants. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guid...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Health and Climate Change Adaptation Policies in the European Union
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 11/2018. This 174-page report from the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe and the European Commission summarizes a joint 18-month project to analyze developments in health policies to address adaptation to climate change in European Union countries and to compile a selection of good practice case studies. Several specific areas for technical improvement can be identified from the results, especially overall strengthening of capacities to ascertain the climate-sensitive disease burden in populations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Res...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Achieving Health Benefits from Carbon Reductions: Manual for CaRBonH Calculation tool
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 11/2018. This 28-page manual is for a calculation tool that allows for the quantification of the positive physical and economic consequences for health achieved through improvements in air quality from carbon reduction. The tool aims to support Member States in developing informed policies for national mitigation actions and measures, specifically policy mitigation actions and measures as reported in the nationally determined contributions submitted by the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (NFCCC). (PDF) (So...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health of Refugee and Migrant Children
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 12/18/2018. This 44-page document, part of a technical guidance series produced with the European Commission on the health of refugees and migrants, presents policy considerations for promoting refugee and migrant children ’s health and well-being, and particularly their mental health. It includes an intersectoral approach that targets risk factors at the individual, family, and community levels. It emphasizes the important role of national/local governments in fostering or hindering equitable living conditions for refugee and migrant children...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Promotion for Improved Refugee and Migrant Health
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 12/18/2018. This 48-page document, part of a technical guidance series produced with the European Commission on the health of refugees and migrants, outlines current best practices, evidence, and knowledge to inform policy and program development in the area of health promotion for refugees and migrants in the World Health Organization European Region. It highlights key principles, summarizes priority actions and challenges, maps available resources and tools, and provides policy considerations and practical recommendations to improve health promoti...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health of Older Refugees and Migrants
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 12/18/2018. This 48-page document, part of a technical guidance series produced with the European Commission on the health of refugees and migrants, aims to inform the development of policies and practices related to improving the health of older refugees and migrants. It discusses how both aging and migration are complex, multidimensional processes shaped by a range of factors over the life-course of the individual, and responding to the needs of older refugees and migrants must be integrated into all dimensions of policies and practices related to...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improving the Health Care of Pregnant Refugee and Migrant Women and Newborn Children
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 12/18/2018. This 52-page document, part of a technical guidance series produced with the European Commission on the health of refugees and migrants, identifies problems and entry points for interventions for maternal and newborn health among refugees and migrants in the European region. It outlines policy considerations for four main areas affecting refugee and migrant maternal and newborn health: Individual health status; accessibility of health care; quality of care; and health care policy and financing systems. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Promotion and Mental Health Care in Refugees and Migrants
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 12/18/2018. This 40-page document, part of a technical guidance series produced with the European Commission on the health of refugees and migrants, reviews the prevalence of some disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder and depressive and anxiety disorders in the context of migration. Based on the best available evidence regarding risk factors and areas for intervention, it identifies eight priority action areas for consideration by policymakers regarding the mental health of refugees and migrants. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guid...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Achieving Health Benefits from Carbon Reductions
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 11/2018. This 28-page manual is for a calculation tool that allows for the quantification of the positive physical and economic consequences for health achieved through improvements in air quality from carbon reduction. The tool aims to support Member States in developing informed policies for national mitigation actions and measures, specifically policy mitigation actions and measures as reported in the nationally determined contributions submitted by the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (NFCCC). (PDF) (So...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study shows the potential of a TCM essential oil for alleviating depression and anxiety
(Natural News) Living with a mental health disorder is no easy task. Although they are not as visible as physical conditions, they can be just as bad or at times even worse. Over the years, the number of people who suffer from mental health problems continues to rise. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that there... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO confirms case of yellow fever in Netherlands, says risk low
A case of yellow fever, an acute and contagious mosquito-borne viral disease, has been reported in a man in the Netherlands who recently traveled to Gambia and Senegal, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kenya: United Towards Achieving Health for All in Kenya
[IPS] Nairobi, Kenya -According to Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the implementation of UHC is "more a political than an economic challenge". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

United Towards Achieving Health For All in Kenya
President Uhuru Kenyatta signs the Universal Health Coverage charter during the launch of the UHC pilot programme in Kisumu on 13 December 2018. Photo courtesy: PSCUBy Sicily Kariuki and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 18 2018 (IPS)According to Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the implementation of UHC is “more a political than an economic challenge”. Of all the Sustainable Development Goals, few would rival good health as the definition of a country that has a sustainable, inclusive, peaceful and prosperous future, and the launch this week of the pilot phas...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sicily Kariuki3 and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Yellow Fever – Kingdom of the Netherlands
On 22 November 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed by Dutch authorities of a laboratory-confirmed case of yellow fever. The case-patient is a 26 year-old male who visited Gambia from 3 through 17 November 2018, with a three day trip to Senegal from 12 through 14 November. He had no history of vaccination for yellow fever prior to the trip. On 18 November 2018, the case-patient developed symptoms including fever, nausea and vomiting. On19 November 2018 he was hospitalized with symptoms of acute liver failure and he is still in hospital as of 10 December. The International Health Regulations National Focal...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Global Health: The World Needs a Urine Test for TB. But It ’ s Already Here.
The W.H.O. has recommended such a test for H.I.V.-positive patients since 2015. But in poor countries, few qualifying patients are receiving it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: APOORVA MANDAVILLI Tags: Tuberculosis Tests (Medical) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome World Health Organization Abbott Laboratories Clinton Health Access Initiative Fujifilm Corp Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework: Partnership Contribution High Level Implementation Plan I; Final Report 2014-2017
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 11/30/2018. This 140-page report provides information about the work and achievements of the Partnership Contribution High Level Implementation Plan I (HLIPI), strengthening both global and national preparedness capacities from 2014 to 2017. The Plan focused on five areas of work in 72 countries in the six World Health Organization regions: Laboratory and surveillance, burden of disease, regulatory capacity building, risk communications, and planning for pandemic product deployment. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New strains of hepatitis C found in Africa
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) The largest population study of hepatitis C in Africa has found three new strains of the virus circulating in the general population in sub-Saharan Africa. The discovery suggests certain antiviral drugs used in the West may be less effective against these strains, and local clinical trials of patients are urgently needed. Published in Hepatology, the study could inform hepatitis C vaccine development and assist the World Health Organisation's aim of eliminating hepatitis C globally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 11/30/2018. This 140-page report provides information about the work and achievements of the Partnership Contribution High Level Implementation Plan I (HLIPI), strengthening both global and national preparedness capacities from 2014 to 2017. The Plan focused on five areas of work in 72 countries in the six World Health Organization regions: Laboratory and surveillance, burden of disease, regulatory capacity building, risk communications, and planning for pandemic product deployment. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report: Johnson & Johnson Hid Findings Of Asbestos In Baby Powder For Decades
(CBS News/CBS Local)– Johnson & Johnson has for decades known its raw talc and finished powders at times tested positive for small quantities of asbestos, with the company’s doctors and lawyers vexed by the findings but failing to alert regulators or consumers, according to a Reuters story published Friday. J&J stock — up 6 percent for the year — plunged 11 percent on news of the report, based on memos, internal documents and confidential memos that the maker of Johnson’s Baby Powder had been compelled to share with attorneys for some 11,700 plaintiffs who claim the company&r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat baby powder Johnson & Johnson Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Disability Inclusion in Hospital Disaster Risk Management (INGRID-H)
Source: World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Published: 12/2018. This 52-page document details an “evaluation-action” methodology intended to improve the level of inclusion of people with disabilities in health disaster risk management, particularly in hospital preparedness and response to emergencies and disasters. The implementation of this program will not only contribute to the fulfillme nt of the rights of people with disabilities, but also contribute to the efforts of countries to have a safer, more inclusive and resilient health sector. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer Incidence Rising Rapidly Around the World
More than 30,000 people around the world will be diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma cancer in 2018, according to the latest estimates by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Almost 26,000 will die from the disease. The numbers on mesothelioma were part of a larger report that included 36 types of cancer. The research covered 185 countries throughout 20 regions. It was published in the November/December issue of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. An estimated 18.1 million new cancer cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths are expected in 2018, a significant rise from 2012, when the agency published its last stu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 13, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Better care, stronger laws needed to save 30 million babies on the brink of death
Nearly 30 million babies  each year -  nearly a quarter of the total - are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialized care to survive beyond the first month of life, according to a new report by a global coalition that includes the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The telltale signs of iron deficiency
(Natural News) These days, more people are going for vegan and plant-based diets and although these have their fair share of advantages, they are also causing people to become deficient in essential nutrients. Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutritional disorder. According to the World Health Organization, it affects more than 30 percent of the world’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Universal Health Coverage Day 2018
Unite for Universal Health Coverage: Now is the Time for Collective Action 12 December 2018, Cairo ‒ Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, commemorated each 12 December, is the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide affordable, quality health care to every person, everywhere. “UHC is a simple idea: that everyone should be able to access the health services they need, without suffering financial hardship. Globally, we have a lot of work to do to realise that dream,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO...
Source: WHO EMRO News - December 12, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Uzbekistan wins its long fight against malaria, as global rates continue to rise
Uzbekistan ’s success in becoming recognized as a malaria-free country by the World Health Organization (WHO), is an “extraordinary outcome,” said the Executive Director of the Global Fund on Tuesday, a UN-backed partnership to end malaria epidemics. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Get Some Exercise, and Call Me in the Morning - New Script for Doctors
[WHO] A workshop on implementation of exercise prescription in Mauritius was held on 03 December 2018 at Gold Crest Hotel, Quatre Bornes. Dr Anwar Husnoo, the Minister of Health and Quality of Life in his speech, reiterated the government strong commitment to fight the NCD scourge. The latter, he stated, is accentuated by the low levels of physical activity in the Mauritian population with only 23% of the adult population meeting the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations of 150 weekly minutes of physic (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: WHO Commits U.S.$210,000 to Hepatitis E Response
[New Era] Windhoek -The World Health Organisation (WHO) has since the outbreak of Hepatitis E committed N$3 million to support the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) to intensify efforts in the response against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: FCT Residents Attribute Success of Yellow Fever Vaccination to Sensitisation
[Guardian] Abuja -Residents of six local councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have attributed the success of the yellow fever vaccination exercise to massive enlightenment, mobilisation and sensitisation campaigns embarked upon by the FCT Primary Health Care Board, FCT Administration, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCA), the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as other stakeholders in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Tanzania Is First African Country to Reach an Important Milestone in the Regulation of Medicines
[WHO] Brazzaville / 10 December 2018: Tanzania is the first confirmed country in Africa to achieve a well-functioning, regulatory system for medical products according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This means that the Tanzania Food and Drug authority (TFDA) has made considerable improvements in recent years in ensuring medicines in the healthcare system are of good quality, safe and produce the intended health benefit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: WHO Endorses Kenya's UHC as Government Gears Up for Pilot Launch
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed Kenya's ambitious Universal Health Care (UHC) program whose pilot phase President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to launch in Kisumu on Thursday this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Health: In Remote Villages, Surprising New Measures Save Children With Malaria
Malaria quickly kills toddlers. But rapid diagnostic tests, a new suppository drug and bicycle ambulances can buy enough time to get stricken children to hospitals. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Malaria Children and Childhood Ambulances Bicycles and Bicycling Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Zambia World Health Organization Cipla Ltd Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Africa Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

South Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows
Some 2,000 healthcare and frontline workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Sudan: Healthcare and Frontline Workers To Be Vaccinated Against Ebola
[WHO] Juba -The Ministry of Health of the Republic of South Sudan with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), DFID, GAVI vaccine alliance and other partners, is set to vaccinate targeted healthcare and frontline workers operating in high risk states bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against Ebola virus disease (EVD) as part of national preparedness efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Vaccines: National Deployment and Vaccination Plans
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 12/2018. This course provides a concise and easily accessible overview of planning considerations for countries to develop and update their national deployment and vaccination plans on the use and deployment of pandemic influenza vaccines. It consists of 10 modules with video presentations and quizzes: (1) Vaccination strategies, (2) Management and organization, (3) Legal and regulatory planning, (4) Communication and information management, (5) Human resources and security, (6) Public communication, (7) Supply chain management, (8) Managing waste, (9) Post-deployment su...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Influenza Vaccines
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 12/2018. This course provides a concise and easily accessible overview of planning considerations for countries to develop and update their national deployment and vaccination plans on the use and deployment of pandemic influenza vaccines. It consists of 10 modules with video presentations and quizzes: (1) Vaccination strategies, (2) Management and organization, (3) Legal and regulatory planning, (4) Communication and information management, (5) Human resources and security, (6) Public communication, (7) Supply chain management, (8) Managing waste, (9) Post-deployment su...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What are Some of the Causes of SGA?
Discussion Intrauterine growth retardation or fetal growth retardation is due to a pathological process that causes decelerated fetal growth velocity. Small-for-gestational age (SGA) is an infant with growth parameters below the normal range for gestational age. More commonly, SGA is defined as a birth weight
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news