Nigeria: Nigeria to Vaccinate 26 Million People in 2nd Phase of Biggest-Ever Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign
[WHO] The Government of Nigeria - with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and UNICEF aims to vaccinate 26.2 million people during the second phase of its biggest-ever yellow fever campaign as it seeks to establish high population immunity nationwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mental disorder comorbidity and suicidal thoughts and behaviors in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys International College Student initiative - Auerbach RP, Mortier P, Bruffaerts R, Alonso J, Benjet C, Cuijpers P, Demyttenaere K, Ebert DD, Green JG, Hasking P, Lee S, Lochner C, McLafferty M, Nock MK, Petukhova MV, Pinder-Amaker S, Rosellini AJ, Sampson NA, Vilagut G, Zaslavsky AM, Kessler RC.
OBJECTIVES: Comorbidity is a common feature of mental disorders. However, needs assessment surveys focus largely on individual disorders rather than on comorbidity even though the latter is more important for predicting suicidal thoughts and behaviors. In ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania: Domestic Resources Needed in Fighting Malaria - Who
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A new report on malaria which was released yesterday came along with a call from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for countries to mobilise domestic resources to combat it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Tanzania, Burundi Lead in Consumption of Antibiotics in East Africa
[East African] Tanzania and Burundi are among the top four countries in Africa in consumption of antibiotics, new data published by the World Health Organisation shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Primary Health Care for All Is Within Sight - We Just Need Some Political Will
[East African] The director-general of the World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke to Edmund Kagire and Elizabeth Merab after the signing of the Astana Declaration about what is to be done scale up health for all. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Launches Plan to Tackle Malaria in Nigeria, Others
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched an action plan to reduce global rates of infections and deaths from malaria, especially in Nigeria and 10 other countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Embedded Hardware Technology: The Sure  Cure for Counterfeiting
Conclusion The technology discussed here is designed to be as resistant as possible from being cloned. While technology continues to advance, the capabilities of counterfeiters advance perhaps even faster. New, more robust ACF systems continue to be developed and deployed to ensure that medical devices remain secure and safe for patients and OEMs alike. (Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - November 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Paul Karazuba Tags: Software Source Type: news

Have no more than ONE alcoholic drink a day to avoid booze-related diseases, health official claims
Professor Jurgen Rehm, adviser to the World Health Organization, states one drink a day is 'low risk'. Claims minimum unit pricing should be introduced throughout the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have no more than ONE alcoholic drink a day to avoid booze-related diseases, health official claims
Professor  Jurgen Rehm, adviser to the World Health Organization, states one drink a day is 'low risk'. Claims minimum unit pricing should be introduced throughout the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Getting the Global Malaria Response Back on Track
[allAfrica] The foreword to the 2018 World malaria report by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization: (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Cases Rise Again, Prompting Drive to Fight Back
[Malaria Consortium] The latest World Malaria Report, published today by the World Health Organization, shows that malaria cases have increased for the second consecutive year, with an estimated 219 million cases globally in 2017 - a rise of more than 2.5 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO: Malaria reductions stall after progress
The World Health Organization says reductions in the number of people contracting malaria have stalled after several years of global declines (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Faltering malaria fight should refocus on high-risk countries, says WHO
Global health authorities need to counter a worrying lull in the fight against malaria by focusing their efforts on the near-dozen mostly African countries where it claims most lives, the World Health Organization said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global Health: The Fight Against Malaria Has Reached a Standstill
Deaths from the disease plummeted from 2000 to 2013, but are now stuck at over 400,000 a year. Donor giving is flat, and some countries are not doing enough to protect their citizens. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Malaria Mosquito Nets Pesticides Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria President's Malaria Initiative World Health Organization Africa Nigeria Artemisinin Southeast Asia Source Type: news

E-Commerce Giants Under Fire for Retailing Hazardous Mercury-Based Cosmetics
By Thalif DeenNEW YORK, Nov 16 2018 (IPS)A coalition of over 50 civil society organizations (CSOs), from more than 20 countries, have urged two of the world’s largest multi-billion dollar E-commerce retailers – Amazon and eBay – to stop marketing “dangerous and illegal mercury-based skin lightening creams.” The protest is part of a coordinated global campaign against a growing health hazard in the field of cosmetics.So far, the groups have reached out to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and INTERPOL, the Lyon-based internation...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Mercury Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance: Annual Report 2018
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 11/2018. The information in this 164-page report provides guidance, inspiration, and motivation to countries in Central Asia and Eastern Europe that are building or strengthening their national antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance. The high percentages of resistance and the resistance profiles in this report strongly support the global call for action, and emphasize the importance of good clinical practice in slowing the further development of AMR. Using surveillance data to initiate and monitor AMR control efforts in clinical settings and ra...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance: Annual Report 2017
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 6/2018. This 143-page report describes antimicrobial resistance (AMR) data gathered through the Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (CAESAR) network from nine countries in the World Health Organization European Region – Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey – and Kosovo. The aim of the report is to provide guidance and inspiration to countries that are building or strengthening their n...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protocol: Proof-of-Principle Antimicrobial Resistance Routine Diagnostics Surveillance Project (PoP Project)
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 5/2018. This 72-page protocol provides the project coordination team with detailed information for the implementation of the Proof-of-Principle routine diagnostics project for antimicrobial resistance surveillance (PoP project), including methods, standard operating procedures, and expected outputs of the project. As a result of the project, baseline data on the main pathogens causing blood stream infections and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns will become available, providing clinicians with information needed to make antibiotic treatmen...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola Outbreak to Last at Least Six More Months: WHO Congo's Ebola Outbreak to Last at Least Six More Months: WHO
The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 50% of People Living With Diabetes Unaware of It - WHO
[Leadership] As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to observe World Diabetes Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that half of the people living with diabetes type 2 are unaware of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Over 25 Million Africans Living With Type II Diabetes - WHO
[Premium Times] Over 25 million people in Africa are living with type II diabetes and more than half of them are unaware of their status and are not receiving treatment, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Protection and Security Before, During, and After Insecticide Use
Source: World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Published: 11/2018. This training package contains a series of training videos for vector control program workers in the Region of the Americas. Diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika, chikungunya, yellow fever, and Chagas disease have become important public health problems; the successful use of pesticides depends on their appropriate use in controlling these diseases. These videos cover personal protective measures and biosafety (before, during, and after insecticide fogging); operation, calibration, and maintenance of public health equipment u...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Our Health Systems Aren ’t Ready for the Rising Demand for Mental Health Services
November 19, 2018Need is growing by the hour.The stomachache started soon after she gave birth to her last child, and it didn ’t stop for years. When she finally made her way to a hospital, the doctors performed a hysterectomy—but it didn’t go well. A day later, she realized she was leaking urine.“I told them something wasn’t right,” the woman tells us. “But they told me everything was fine and that I needed to go home.”The woman says all this in a monotone as we sit under a tree outside the hospital.The surgery had caused an obstetric fistula, which persisted over the next f...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Could Transform Prototyping
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, with some studies citing numbers as high as 250,000 annually. Many studies have begun to increasingly look at misuse and adverse events associated with medical devices. While these new advances typically allow for less-invasive procedures or the ability to treat conditions that previously had limited options, these modern procedures are dependent on technically proficient users dedicated to learning and mastering them. One qualitative study assessing device use errors and the prevention of adverse events found “the top three reporte...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Justin Barad Tags: Design Source Type: news

‘Make healthy choices’ urges UN agency, to prevent and manage chronic diabetes
The global prevalence of adult diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, World Diabetes Day, with the call to “eat healthily, be physically active and avoid excessive weight gain.” (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will rage on for another six months
Peter Salama, the World Health Organization's emergency response chief, says makeshift medical centres which don't have running water and reuse needles are spreading ebola. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Regional Director for Africa On World Diabetes Day 2018
[Foroyaa] Today, November 14, the World Health Organization joins the international community in observing World Diabetes Day 2018, which this year focuses on "The family and diabetes". This theme underscores the impact of diabetes on individuals and families, and the important role they play in the prevention and control of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Republic of Indonesia: Mission Report: 20-24 November, 2017
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/2018. This 100-page evaluation was based on a joint assessment held on November 20-24, 2017, of the International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities of the Republic of Indonesia using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. The JEE process is of particular importance to a nation facing a complex array of challenges, and provides an opportunity for Indonesia to identify strengths, address challenges, and demonstrate further leadership. The report includes three overarching recommendations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of Australia: Mission Report, 24 November-1 December, 2017
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/2018. This 94-page evaluation was based on a joint assessment held on November 24 to December 1, 2017, of the International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities of Australia using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. Australia has developed a comprehensive system of capabilities and functions to prepare, detect, and respond to health security threats and has fully implemented the necessary legislation to implement the IHR. The country has demonstrated strong regional and global leadership in IHR (2005) implementation. (PDF) ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Republic of South Africa: Mission Report: 27 November-1 December, 2017
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/2018. This 88-page evaluation was based on a joint assessment held on November 27 to December 1, 2017, of the International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities of the Republic of South Africa using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. For most of the technical areas, there is developed, demonstrated, and in some instances, sustainable capacity, with competent and committed staff. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sixth Stakeholder ’s Meeting to Review the Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005)
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. Published: 3/2018. This 22-page document is the summary report of the sixth stakeholder ’s meeting to review the implementation of the International Health Regulations [‎2005]‎ held in Amman, Jordan, on December 5-7, 2017. Meeting objectives included introducing approaches to conduct joint external evaluation in countries under conflict; and sharing several scenarios of public h ealth events with potential international concern, including risk assessment and notification to the World Health Organizaion by using the Annex II of ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Republic of South Sudan: Mission Report 15-20 October, 2017
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/2018. This 68-page evaluation was based on a joint assessment held on October 15-20, 2017, of the International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities of the Republic of South Sudan using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. The report presents recommendations and priority actions that resulted from joint discussions between the external experts and their South Sudanese counterparts on the needs and interests of animal, human, and environmental health. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Republic of the Union Myanmar: Mission Report: 3-9 May, 2017
Discussions and recommendations are provided in chapters about Prevent, Detect, Respond, and Other IHR-Related Hazards and Points of Entry. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Programming in Access-Constrained Environments: Practical Guidance
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/2018. This 172-page document provides guidance about programming in access-constrained environments, which is an approach used in settings where regular management and supervision practices of humanitarian aid are compromised, necessitating the transfer of management and monitoring responsibilities to those who have access. It can be used to address the need to protect and improve the lives and health of crisis-affected people. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Implementation of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: July 2014-August 2016
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. Published: 2/2018. This 46-page document reports on the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) activities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and the seven member countries that are recipients of grants under the 2013 −2016 PIP Partnership Contribution Implementation Plan. During 2014−2016, the countries have shown progress in putting in place both hard and soft infrastructure and in building systems that address local needs and could be sustained over time for influenza surveillance and pandemic preparednes s. (PDF) (Source: Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guidance Document on Evaluating and Expressing Uncertainty in Hazard Characterization: Second Edition 2017
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/2018. This 184-page document provides guidance on quantitative approaches to evaluating and expressing uncertainty in hazard characterization for assessing the human health risk of chemicals, resulting in a harmonized approach to addressing the uncertainty in the final outcome of a hazard characterization. It largely focuses on how to quantitatively evaluate uncertainties in current assessment practices. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO official predicts 6 more months battling Ebola in Congo
The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says he expects Congo's Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, and says informal health facilities have become "major drivers" of the current, deadly transmission (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months: WHO
The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, the World Health Organization's emergency response chief Peter Salama told reporters on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Report on Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption: 2016-2018 Early implementation
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 11/2018. This 127-page report presents 2015 data on the consumption of systemic antibiotics from 65 countries and areas, contributing to the understanding of how antibiotics are used in these countries. It also documents early efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO) and participating countries to monitor antimicrobial consumption, describes the WHO global methodology for data collection, and highlights the challenges and future steps in monitoring antimicrobial consumption. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO reveals 'dangerous' misuse of antibiotics across the world
Research by the World Health Organization revealed the rate at which antibiotics are used in 65 countries around the world, finding those which use too many or too few are adding to resistance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Urgent action' is needed to tackle global misuse of antibiotics
Research by the World Health Organization revealed the rate at which antibiotics are used in 65 countries around the world, finding those which use too many or too few are adding to resistance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Northeast Nigeria: Urgent Need to Combat Deadly Cholera Outbreaks
Overcrowding leading to poor sanitary conditions in IDPs camps and communities contributes to further cholera outbreak in Borno Nigeria.By Janet CheronoMAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Nov 12 2018 (IPS)The number of people who have been affected by cholera in northeast Nigeria has increased to 10,000. The disease is spreading quickly in congested displacement camps with limited access to proper sanitation facilities. One of the major causes of the outbreak is the congestion in the camps that makes it difficult to provide adequate water, sanitation and hygiene services. The rainy season has also worsened the conditions.NRC is calling on...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Janet Cherono Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Nigeria: Borno Reaches Over 850 000 Children With Seasonal Malaria Chemotherapy
[WHO] With more than 2 700 volunteers spread across seven local government areas of Borno state, the 4th cycle of seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) campaign is underway. World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the State Ministry of Health to reach more than 850 000 children with anti-malaria drugs in the concluding cycle of the campaign for 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Supports Borno Govt to Reach 854,000 Children Against Malaria
[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -World Health Organization (WHO) has supported the Borno State Ministry for Health to flag off the fourth circle of Malaria campaign targeting a total of 854,000 children under five years age across 7 local government areas of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO uncovers big national variations in antibiotics consumption
Antibiotics are used far more in some countries than in others, a survey by the World Health Organization showed on Monday, suggesting that urgent action was needed to slash unnecessary consumption of the medicines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Prevention - 850,000 Children Get Chemotherapy in Borno
[This Day] Maiduguri -Eight hundred and fifty thousand children are to be reached by the ongoing malaria chemotherapy in Borno State, the World Health Organisation has revealed yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Immunisation - WHO Collates Empty Viles for Accountability
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) is collating empty viles of polio vaccines used in Dange Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State for accountability, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Spectrum of cardiovascular toxicities with immune checkpoint inhibitors revealed
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) The study, published online Nov. 12 in The Lancet Oncology, augments previous work by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers who first reported in 2016 rare but fatal cardiac side effects from the most widely prescribed class of immunotherapies. The researchers used VigiBase, a global database of drug complications maintained by the World Health Organization, to track adverse cardiovascular reactions in the latest study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The potential antidiabetic benefits of moringa
(Natural News) Researchers from different parts of the world are setting their sights on moringa (Moringa oleifera), a plant native to India and widely cultivated in different parts of Asia, and its potential health benefits, with many being focused on its antidiabetic effects. To describe diabetes as widespread is a gross understatement. The World Health Organization... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Scaling Up Investments in Health and Environment Initiatives in Africa
[WHO] Health and environment authorities as well as experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Environment discussed today (7 November) a new framework to boost investments in public health and environment interventions across Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news