Opting In: The Value of Vaccines
A young boy in Pakistan receives an oral polio vaccine (OPV). Over the last 30 years huge progress has been made against polio and it is now only endemic in 2 countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with only 33 cases confirmed cases last year. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 1 2019 (IPS) Since the introduction of vaccines, diseases such as measles and polio were quickly becoming a thing of the past. However, the world’s progress on immunisation is now being threatened. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 85 percent of the world’s children received basic va...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations diptheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) human papillomavirus (HPV) Measles Vaccines World Health Organ Source Type: news

Is Mucuna the Ultimate NATURAL CURE for Depression and Dementia?
(Natural News) One in every 10 Americans say they suffer from depression, at least occasionally. The World Health Organization predicts depression will be the second leading cause of disability and premature death starting next year. With so many Americans eating GMOs daily, it’s no wonder. These pesticide-laden foods affect cognition, neural impulses, hormones, and massive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where to start when seeking treatment for a mental health or substance use disorder
One million Coloradans face a mental health or substance use disorder each year, and only half get the treatment they need. For example, depression causes people to miss work more than any other chronic health condition, according to the World Health Organization. But it doesn ’t have to be this way. Mental health and substance use disorders are treatable, and treatment is key to a full and meaningful life. Mental Health Colorado has partnered with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nancy VanDeMark Source Type: news

Seventy-Second World Health Assembly
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/2019. This Web page provides information and materials for the 72nd session of the World Health Assembly, which takes place in Geneva on May 20-28, 2019. The Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). Documents for the Assembly include Report of the Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for the WHO Health Emergencies Programme; WHO's Work in Emergencies; Draft WHO Global Strategy on Health, Environment and Climate Change; Annual Report on the Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005); and Draft...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strengthening Social Science Capacities in the European Region: Integrating Social Science-Based Interventions for Effective Emergency Risk Communication and Community Engagement in Outbreaks and Health Emergencies
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 5/2019. In order to integrate social science capacities on a global scale for pandemic and other health emergencies response, the World Health Organization developed the SocialNET training in 2017, and designed it to prepare social scientists, communicators, and related emergency response experts to work effectively as part of public health emergency response teams.This 54-page report provides information about the SocialNET training held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in December 2018 to provide an interactive adult learning experience with an emphasis on...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Poliomyelitis; Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 5/2019. This three-page report on polio is based on data for 2017 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on March 25, 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) European Region was declared polio-free in 2002. Neither wild-type nor vaccine-type viruses were notified in the WHO European Region in 2017, but the risk of importation and subsequent transmission remains high in certain countries. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strengthening Health Security by Implementing the International Health Regulations (2005): National Action Plan for Health Security
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/2019. National Action Planning for Health Security (NAPHS) is a country-owned, multi-year, planning process that can accelerate the implementation of the International Health Regulations core capacities, and is based on a One Health for all-hazards, whole-of-government approach. This page provides information about NAPHS, and details how it captures national priorities for health security, brings sectors together, identifies partners, and allocates resources for health security capacity development. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NAPHS (National Action Plan for Health Security) for All: A Country Implementation Guide for National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/2019. This 48-page document provides guidance at each step of the National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) framework, and the necessary tools and templates for developing and implementing a national action plan, which countries, partners, and agencies can use in the local context. It targets all relevant stakeholders of health security, who are directly or indirectly involved in the inception, development, and implementation of a NAPHS. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste: Mission Report: 19-23 November 2018
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/2019. This 76-page evaluation was based on a joint external assessment held on November 19-23, 2018, of the International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities of the Democratic Republic of Timore-Leste using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. The team noted that areas where focused improvement efforts would be particularly valuable to the country include emergency preparedness, and preparedness and response plans relative to IHR. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Republic of Mauritius: Mission Report: 29 October-2 November 2018
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/2019. This 72-page evaluation was based on a joint external assessment held on October 29-November 2, 2018, of the International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities of the Republic of Mauritius using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. Five overarching thematic areas emerged that require strong and high-level commitment, including establishing procedures and processes that facilitate rigorous documentation and a culture of continuous learning from every emergency response event. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Monitoring and Evaluation of the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance: Framework and Recommended Indicators
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/2019. The World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and World Organisation for Animal Health co-developed this 40-page monitoring and evaluation framework for the Global Action Plan (GAP) on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). It aims to be robust and practical, and to provide a manageable system that can facilitate the generation, collection, and analysis of standardized data to assess the success of the GAP, and inform operational and strategic decision-making on AMR for the next five to 10 years at the national and global levels...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in the WHO (World Health Organization) African Region: Booklet Two: Sections 1, 2, and 3; Third Edition
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. Published: 5/2019. This 130-page document provides three sections of the third edition of the Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in the WHO African Region, which recommend thresholds for action on priority diseases, public health events, and conditions, and for responding to alerts. They are Section 1: Identify and record cases of priority diseases, conditions, and events; Section 2: Report priority diseases, conditions, and events; and Section 3: Analyze and interpret data. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in the WHO (World Health Organization) African Region: Booklet Two: Sections 4,5, 6, and 7; Third Edition
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. Published: 5/2019. This 167-page document provides four sections of the third edition of the Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in the WHO African Region, which recommend thresholds for action on priority diseases, public health events, and conditions, and for responding to alerts. The sections are Section 4: Investigate suspected outbreaks and other public health events; Section 5: Prepare to respond to outbreaks and other public health events; Section 6: Respond to outbreaks and public health events; and Section 7: Risk com...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in the WHO (World Health Organization) African Region: Booklet Four: Sections 8 and 9; Third Edition
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. Published: 5/2019. This 77-page document provides two sections of the third edition of the Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in the WHO African Region, which recommend thresholds for action on priority diseases, public health events, and conditions, and for responding to alerts. The sections are Section 8: Monitor, evaluate, supervise, and provide feedback to improve surveillance and response; and Section 9: Electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (eIDSR). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies: Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Areas: High-Level Conference Report, Lyon, France, 3-4 December 2018
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/2019. At this conference held in December 2018, participants expressed their determination to realize a vision wherein collaboration beyond the health sector at local, national, regional, and international levels contributes to better preparedness for health emergencies, and to mitigating emerging public health risks in the context of growing urbanization. Sessions discussed lessons learned, coordination among sectors and levels, and strengthening multi-sectoral preparedness. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Optimized Supportive Care for Ebola Virus Disease: Clinical Management Standard Operating Procedures
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/2019. Building on evidence-informed guidelines created by a multidisciplinary panel of health care providers with experience in the clinical management of patients with Ebola virus disease, this 44-page guidance should serve as a foundation for optimized supportive care that should be followed both to ensure the best possible chance for survival and to allow for reliable comparison of investigational therapeutic interventions as part of a randomized controlled trial. This guideline provides recommendations for the management of adults and children. (PDF) (Source: Disas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Critically Important Antimicrobials for Human Medicine: 6th Revision 2018
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/2019. This 52-page document is intended for public health and animal health authorities, practicing physicians and veterinarians, and other interested stakeholders involved in managing antimicrobial resistance to ensure that all antimicrobials, especially critically important antimicrobials, are used prudently in both human and veterinary medicine. The list of critically important antimicrobials should be used as a reference to help formulate and prioritize risk assessment and risk management strategies for containing antimicrobial resistance. (PDF) (Source: Disaster ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Roadmap for Introduction and Roll ‐Out of Merck rVSV‐ZEBOV Ebola Virus Disease Vaccine in African Countries
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/2019. This 10-page roadmap aims to coordinate partners ’ actions and contributions to the licensing and roll-out of Merck’s Ebola vaccine (VSV-ZEBOV) in African countries. The vaccine was developed during the West Africa Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016. The World Health Organization will expedite pre-qualification and licensing of the vaccine for use in countries at risk of Ebola outbreaks and will coordinate work between those countries’ regulatory authorities and the European Medicines Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (PDF) (Source: Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Care Providers to Be Trained On GBV
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Health and Social Services, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), will train health care providers to effectively assist victims and survivors of gender-based violence (GBV). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Babies given formula milk instead of being breastfed are 25% more likely to become obese
The study, led by the National Institute of Health in Portugal and promoted by the World Health Organisation, looked at breastfeeding rates for up to 22 countries. The UK was not included. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding women's responses to sexual pain after female genital cutting: an integrative psychological pain response model - Connor JJ, Brady SS, Chaisson N, Mohamed FS, Robinson BBE.
The World Health Organization estimates that over 200 million women and girls have experienced female genital cutting (FGC). Many women and girls who have undergone FGC have migrated to areas of the world where providers are unfamiliar with the health need... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

UN, global health agencies sound alarm on drug-resistant infections; new recommendations to reduce ‘staggering number’ of future deaths
Deaths caused by infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria will skyrocket over the next two decades, along with huge economic costs, without immediate, ambitious and coordinated action, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and partners warned on Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Children Need to Sit Less, Play More to Grow Up Healthy
[Guardian] Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Ageism: A ‘ Prevalent and Insidious ’ Health Threat
The World Health Organization has begun four studies intended to define ageism and identify ways to combat it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Age, Chronological Discrimination Elderly Psychology and Psychologists Workplace Hazards and Violations Advertising and Marketing Social Media Youth American Journal of Public Health Cornell University World Health Organization Butle Source Type: news

Unintentional injury deaths among children: a descriptive study using medico-legal documents in Okayama Prefecture, Japan (2001-2015) - Yamasaki Y, Tamiya N, Yamamoto H, Miyaishi S.
According to the World Health Organization's World Report, approx. 950,000 children and young people (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Mozambique: healthcare after Cyclone Idai
Update 26th April – Doctors of the World teams are currently monitoring the impact of Cyclone Kenneth and will provide support if needed. John Segredo Accommodation Centre is a makeshift camp set up for those displaced by Cyclone Idai.   100 km from the port city of Beira, the camp is currently housing thousands of people. There are serious concerns about the source of drinking water,which is located many miles away and was significantly damaged by the passing storm, and food is currently rationed. “We help repair and equip local health centers so that they can resume operations. At the same time, we are ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

No screen time recommended for little ones
The World Health Organization (WHO) wants parents of young children to turn off screens and get their children moving, or at least pick up a book and read to them. No screen time is recommended for children less than one year old and exposure from ages 2 to 4 should be extremely limited, new guidelines from the WHO said.  “What we really need to do is bring back play for children,” said Dr. Juana Willumsen, WHO focal point for childhood obesity and phy sical activity. “This is about making… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Uganda: Who Briefs Diplomats On Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities in Uganda
[WHO] Kampala, 26th April 2019: - The World Health Organization (WHO) Representative Dr Yonas Tegegn Wodermariam and staff recently briefed ambassadors and heads of bilateral and multilateral organizations in Uganda on the current Ebola situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the preparedness activities implemented in the country since August 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO: No More Than One Hour of Screen Time a Day for Young Children
THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 -- Screen time for children younger than 5 should be limited to one hour a day, and those younger than 1 year should get no screen time at all, new World Health Organization guidelines say. The WHO's first guidelines on the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘Zero malaria starts with me’ UN health agency urges grassroots responsibility on World Day
After more than a decade of steady advances in fighting malaria, progress has leveled off, which is why this World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting a grassroots campaign to emphasize country ownership and community empowerment to improve malaria prevention and care. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Over 20 Million Children a Year Miss Out on First Dose of Measles Vaccine
Over eight years to 2017, a Unicef report found, nearly 170 million children worldwide failed to receive the first of two doses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ILIANA MAGRA Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Epidemics Medicine and Health United Nations United Nations Children's Fund World Health Organization Source Type: news

WHO: Babies, This Is How Much Screen Time You Should Have
Here is what the 2019 World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines On Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour And Sleep for Children Under 5 years Of Age say. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Malaria Day - WHO, U.S. Call for More Efforts to Tackle Disease
[Premium Times] In commemoration of the 2019 World Malaria Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for renewed political commitment to eliminate the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malaria Vaccine Pilot Launched in Malawi
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has welcomed the Government of Malawi's launch of the world's first malaria vaccine today in a landmark pilot programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Rolls Out Africa's First Malaria Vaccine for Children
[VOA] As the World Health Organization marks World Malaria Day, April 25, Malawi has launched the pilot phase of Africa's first ever malaria vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Tasks Nigeria, Others to Scale Up Efforts Against Malaria
[Daily Trust] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has enjoined Nigeria and other member countries to scale up efforts against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Country Among African Countries With Fresh Measles Outbreak
[Vanguard] The World Health Organisation has listed Nigeria as one of the nine African countries where measles outbreaks have resurfaced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Cases Dropped By 6 Million in 7 Years - WHO
[Leadership] Abuja -As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate this year's world malaria day, the World Health Organization (WHO), has said that malaria cases have dropped from 206 million in 2010 to 200 million in 2017 in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Pursues Malaria Elimination
[allAfrica] Katwitwi, Namibia -Namibia was not on the list of six African countries identified by the World Health Organization as having the potential to become malaria-free within the next two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global malaria spending $2 billion short of WHO target, stifling progress
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) A first-of-its-kind study reveals malaria spending in 2016 totaled $4.3 billion globally, far short of the annual funding target of $6.6 billion set by the World Health Organization.'A persistent challenge remains as funds are stagnating,' said Dr. Joseph Dieleman, senior author on the study, health economist, and assistant professor at IHME. 'More resources are needed. This is particularly evident in the poorest countries, especially as they seek to control, or even eliminate, the disease.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

W.H.O. Says Limited or No Screen Time for Children Under 5
Infants under 1 year old should not be exposed to electronic screens, and children between the ages of 2 and 4 should not have more than one daily hour of “ sedentary screen time, ” the agency said Wednesday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY S. RUEB Tags: Children and Childhood Computer Monitors Obesity World Health Organization Computers and the Internet Source Type: news

Global Health: Widespread Testing Begins on Malaria Vaccine That Is Only Partly Effective
Despite the vaccine ’ s drawbacks, the W.H.O. endorsed testing on 360,000 children, in an effort to lower death rates in Africa. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Malaria Mosquitoes Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline PLC Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Sanaria Inc World Health Organization Unitaid Africa Equatorial Guinea Source Type: news

No screen time for babies and only an hour a day for kids under age 5, WHO advises
The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 24, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

No screen time for babies and only an hour a day for kids under age 5, WHO advises
The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1.The United Nations health agency said Wednesday that kids under 5 should not spend more than one hour watching screens every day... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

How much screen time should children be allowed?
New World Health Organization guidelines say under twos should not have any sedentary screen time. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO recommends one-hour maximum screen time per day for under-5s
Young children should not spend more than an hour a day watching television and videos or playing computer games and infants less than one year old should not be exposed to electronic screens at all, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Under-fives' daily screen time should be kept to 60 minutes only, warns WHO
Toddlers should spend no more than 60 minutes passively watching a screen every day, while babies under 12 months should have none, to ensure that they grow up fit and well, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, as part of a campaign to tackle the global obesity crisis.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World Health Organization Issues First-Ever Screen Time Guidelines for Young Kids. Here ’s What to Know
(LONDON) — The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1. The U.N. health agency said Wednesday that kids under 5 should not spend more than one hour watching screens every day — and that less is better. The guidelines are somewhat similar to advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics. That group recommends children younger than 18 months should avoid screens other than video chats. It says parents of young children under two should choose “high-quality programming” with educ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Children onetime Screen Time Source Type: news

Exercise, sleep, screens: New guidelines for children under 5
For the greatest health benefits, how much play time, screen time and sleep should your baby or young child have in a given day? The World Health Organization has some answers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroon: Measles - Global Alarm Bells Over Spikes in Cases
[Cameroon Tribune] The World Health Organisation says the number of people affected by the disease tripled in the first three months of 2019 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news