Taking a Multisectoral, One Health Approach: A Tripartite Guide to Addressing Zoonotic Diseases in Countries
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/2019. This 166-page guide, co-published with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), updates and expands the 2008 Guide to cover prevention, preparedness, detection, and response to zoonotic threats at the animal-human-environment interface in all countries and regions, and to include examples of best practices and options based on the experiences of countries. Although focused on zoonotic diseases, this guide is flexible enough to cover other health threats at the human-animal-environment interf...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Republic of Lithuania: Mission Report: 19-23 November 2018
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/2019. This 100-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 Republic of Lithuania using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. The country engagement and thoroughness of the JEE preparations, and the personal strong commitment of the Minister of Health, allowed an effective JEE process in the Republic of Lithuania. The report includes four overarching recommendations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Republic of Serbia: Mission Report: 8-12 October 2018
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/2019. This 90-page evaluation was based on a joint external assessment held on October 8-12, 2018, of the International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities of the Republic of Serbia using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. Despite the robust existent legislation in the country, there are a number of technical areas in which the relevant minister or Parliament has not formally approved national plans or enacted legislation (e.g., the National Health Emergency and Preparedness plan) underpinning technical areas (e.g., Prepa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Climate Change and Health in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Regional Plan of Action for SIDS in the African and South East Asian Regions
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. Published: 3/2019. This 14-page action plan, published with the World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia, was developed during the Third Global Conference on Health and Climate Change, which was organized in March 2018 as a regionally dispersed conference with a focus on small island developing states (SIDS). It aims to help SIDS health authorities better understand and address the effects of climate change on health, including those mediated via climate change impacts on the main determinants of health (e.g., food, air, water and sanitati...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Influenza Strategy 2019 –2030
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/2019. Cited as the most comprehensive and far-reaching plan that the World Health Organization has ever developed for influenza, this 31-page strategy is aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza, preventing seasonal influenza, controlling the spread of influenza from animals to humans, and preparing for the next influenza pandemic. It details how to build stronger country capacities for disease surveillance and response, prevention and control, and preparedness. Its Strategic Objective 4 is to strengthen pandemic preparedness and respons...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Turning Plans into Action for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): Working Paper 2.0: Implementation and Coordination
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/2019. This 36-page paper was developed to support antimicrobial resistance (AMR) coordination committees and others tasked with addressing AMR at a country level to offer practical guidance on implementation. Drawing on the published literature and the operational experience and expertise of low- and middle-income countries, the paper explains the importance of building on existing plans and initiatives in relevant areas, such as infection prevention and control, immunization, medicines regulation and supply, and laboratory strengthening programs. (PDF) (Source: Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Climate Change and Health in Small Island Developing States: Regional Plan of Action for SIDS in the African and South East Asian Regions
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. Published: 3/2019. This 14-page Plan of Action was developed with the World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia during the Third Global Conference on Health and Climate Change, which was held in March 2018 and organized as a regionally dispersed conference with a focus on small island developing states (SIDS). The initiative aims to lead the way in transforming health services in SIDS away from a model of curative services with escalating costs, and toward one based on disease prevention, climate resilience, and sustainability. (PDF) (Sourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Core Questions and Indicators for Monitoring WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) in Health Care Facilities in the Sustainable Development Goals
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/2019. The World Health Organization and UNICEF, working with the Global Task Team for monitoring water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities (HCF), have developed a set of core questions and indicators for WASH in HCF, in support of monitoring WASH in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The indicators detailed in this 28-page document include definitions for basic water, sanitation, hand hygiene, health care waste management, and environmental cleaning services. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Action Plan to Improve Public Health Preparedness and Response in the WHO (World Health Organization) European Region 2018 –2023
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 3/2019. This 28-page action plan to improve public health preparedness and response in the World Health Organization European Region, 2018 –2023, aims to strengthen national and regional capacities to effectively prevent, prepare for, detect, and respond to public health threats and emergencies, and to provide support to affected countries, when necessary. It builds on the five-year global strategic plan to improve public health prep aredness and response, 2018–2023, and is tailored to the needs of the region. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 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 One: Introduction Section, Third Edition
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. Published: 3/2019. This 77-page document is the Introduction section to 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 guidelines explicitly describe what needs to be established at each level of the health system in order to detect, confirm, and respond to diseases/health events that are responsible for all preventable illnesses, deaths, and disabilities i...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 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 Five: Section 10; Third Edition
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. Published: 3/2019. This 28-page document provides Section 10 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 section is Tailoring Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) to Emergency or Fragile Health System Contexts, which introduces key principles of implementing IDSR in complex humanitarian emergencies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Measles cases at 'alarmingly' high levels around the world, UNICEF says
Global measles cases increased by 48.4% between 2017 and 2018, according to calculations by UNICEF of data on 194 countries from the World Health Organization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horrendous food habits of the young: Less than half eat a single fruit or vegetable each day
(Natural News) Research from the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that less than half of teenagers in the U.K. consumed fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Between 2002 and 2014, only 39 percent of those aged 11, 13, and 15 ate fruits every day while 41 percent ate vegetables daily. The 12-year study also found... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine Industry to partner with police, come after home school students in Iowa for mandated quarterly "health and wellness" checks
(Natural News) After the World Health Organization (WHO) named “vaccine hesitancy” a global health threat in 2019, vaccine compliance has become top priority for every government that is run by Big Pharma. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb has called on the states to limit vaccine exemptions and strip parents of their rights. The war to achieve... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?
The numbers don’t lie: women tend to live longer than men. The average American man will live to age 76, according to the latest CDC figures, while the average woman in America will live to age 81. And a woman’s extra years tend to be healthy ones. The World Health Organization’s HALE index, which calculates the number of years a man or woman can expect to live without a major disease or injury, finds that American men can look forward to 67 healthy years, while American women will enjoy 70 years of “full heath.” This male-female lifespan gap is not a new phenomenon; experts have known about i...
Source: TIME: Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Longevity Research Source Type: news

Namibia: WHO Probes Possible Guinea Worms in Omusati
[New Era] Outapi -Following the detection of Guinea worms in southern Angola the World Health Organization (WHO) is in the Omusati Region to sensitise the community and detect, if any, unnoticed Guinea worm cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ways to Lower Cancer Risks
[Guardian] It is the world's leading cause of death, but about one in three cases can be prevented, according to the World Health Organization. There's no magic pill to keep you from getting cancer, but you can do some things to improve your odds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Behaviour Change Key in Fight Against Typhoid
[The Herald] Despite a recommendation by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that typhoid vaccines be considered for the control of endemic disease and outbreaks, uptake has remained limited in certain pockets of society including the Apostolic Sect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Aliko Dangote Foundation Boosts Nigeria's Effort to End Polio Scourge
[Vanguard] As Nigeria eager-ly awaits her certification as polio-free by the World Health Organisation, WHO, the Aliko Dangote Foundation, ADF, has boosted the nation's efforts to finally end a scourge which had affected thousands of children across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trends in suicide rates in Brazil from 1997 to 2015 - Rodrigues CD, de Souza DS, Rodrigues HM, Konstantyner TCRO.
OBJECTIVES: To analyze time trends of suicide rates in Brazil overall and in Brazilian states and compare the estimated suicide rates projected for 2020 with the World Health Organization (WHO) Mental Health Action Plan target. METHODS: This was an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Does aquatic exercise improve commonly reported predisposing risk factors to falls within the elderly? A systematic review - Mart ínez-Carbonell Guillamón E, Burgess L, Immins T, Martínez-Almagro Andreo A, Wainwright TW.
BACKGROUND: According to the World Health Organization, the elderly are at the highest risk of injury or death from a fall. Age-related changes in strength, balance and flexibility are degenerative factors that may increase the risk of falling, and an aqua... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Pregnant Women Exposed to Ebola Should Get Vaccine - WHO
[VOA] An independent advisory body convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends pregnant women and breastfeeding women in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo be vaccinated against the deadly Ebola virus. Latest WHO figures put the number of Ebola cases in the DRC at 853, including 521 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak in August. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Dangote Foundation Boosts Nigeria's Certification By WHO
[Leadership] As Nigeria eagerly awaits her certification as polio free by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has boosted the nation's efforts to finally end a scourge which had affected thousands of children across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New World Health Organization strategy aims to halve the global impact of snakebite
(University of Melbourne) New strategy aims to ensure safe, effective and affordable treatment for all; empower communities at all levels to take proactive action; strengthen health systems to deliver better outcomes; build a global coalition of partners to coordinate action and mobilise resources. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine now for pregnant, nursing women, UN health agency announces
In a reverse decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women against the Ebola virus. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pregnant, nursing women can now be given Ebola vaccine, UN health agency announces
Reversing an earlier decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women against the Ebola virus. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Head Says the Federal Government May Have to Set Vaccine Policies If State Laws Continue to Allow Outbreaks
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the federal government might someday regulate vaccine policies if “lax” state vaccine laws “force [its] hand” by allowing the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles to continue. Vaccine laws are currently decided at the state level. While all 50 states require certain vaccines for students, all but three — California, Mississippi and West Virginia — allow non-medical exemptions for people who have either religious or philosophical beliefs contrary to vaccination. But with preventable diseases like me...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900, says WHO
The World Health Organization says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers review modern cases of leprosy
(Mayo Clinic) Leprosy has a history that has spanned centuries and societies across the globe. Yet, it continues to be a problem -- even in the modern era. Sufferers from the chronic and infectious skin disease still face the social stigma and lack of medical care that people have endured since the origins of the disease itself. Although leprosy can be treated, the World Health Organization reported 216,108 cases in 2016, with some of these patients seeking treatment at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antigenic and Genetic Characteristics of Zoonotic Influenza Viruses and Development of Candidate Vaccine Viruses for Pandemic Preparedness
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/21/2019. This 10-page document summarizes the genetic and antigenic characteristics of recent zoonotic influenza viruses and related viruses circulating in animals that are relevant to influenza candidate vaccine virus updates. Zoonotic influenza viruses continue to be identified and evolve both genetically and antigenically, leading to the need for additional candidate vaccine viruses for pandemic preparedness purposes. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spending on health increase faster than rest of global economy, UN health agency says
Spending on health is outpacing the rest of the global economy, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World Tuberculosis Day
Cochrane Library release Special Collection on diagnosing tuberculosis World Tuberculosis Day is marked annual on 24 March as it commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of  Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).Tuberculosis (TB) causes more deaths globally than any other infectious disease and is a top 10 cause of death worldwide. When it is detected early and effectively treated, TB is largely curable, but in 2017, around 1.6 million people died of tuberculosis, including 300,000 people living with HIV.[1] Early diagnosis of TB, including univer...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Abbott Introduces the World's Most Sensitive Rapid Diagnostic Test, Determine ™ HBsAg 2, to Accelerate Hepatitis B Care
- New point-of-care rapid test identifies and helps make effective care more accessible for millions of people living with hepatitis B, in support of World Health Organization (WHO) hepatitis targets (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Measles Outbreak: Your Questions Answered
The disease was declared eliminated in 2000. So far this year, there have been more than 100 cases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK and ADEEL HASSAN Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Mumps Babies and Infants Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Washington (State) Texas New York City German Measles (Rubella) Source Type: news

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100 – research
Millions of cases could be prevented with high HPV vaccine and screening coverageCervical cancer could be effectively eliminated in most countries around the world by the end of the 21st century, according to research.The HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine, which protects against the virus that causes most cases, has dramatically reduced incidences of cervical cancer wherever uptake has been high. There are hopes that the jab given to young girls, together with occasional HPV screening, could end the scourge of a disease that kills more than 300,000 women globally every year.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Cervical cancer HPV vaccine Health Society Vaccines and immunisation Biology Science World news World Health Organization Australia news Europe Japan Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Delhi's complicated air pollution problem
(American Chemical Society) According to the World Health Organization, Delhi is the world's most polluted large city. And it's only going to get worse if something isn't done about it, say some experts in an article in Chemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SAGE (Strategic Advisory Group of Experts) Interim Recommendations on Vaccination Against Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/20/2019. This three-page document outlines recommendations about vaccination against Ebola virus disease in the context of the outbreak in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Given the continuing high case count and the risk of further spread, members of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) reviewed the epidemiological situation, progression on the development of different candidate Ebola vaccines, and modeling results on the potential impact of different Ebola vaccine delivery strategies. SAGE concluded that the currently recomme...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: How Strong Are the Anti-Vaxxers in SA?
[Daily Maverick] Measles outbreaks are devastating countries across the globe, linked to a massive drop in vaccination rates. The World Health Organisation has raised the alarm and ranked 'vaccine hesitancy' as one of the top 10 threats to public health everywhere. Is South Africa immune? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Common Weed Killer Glyphosate Increases Cancer Risk By 41%, Study Says
(CNN) — Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world’s most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says. Researchers from the University of Washington evaluated existing studies into the chemical — found in weed killers including Monsanto’s popular Roundup — and concluded that it significantly increases the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a cancer of the immune system. “All of the meta-analyses conducted to date, including our own, consistently report the same key finding: exposure to GBHs (glyphosate-based herbicides) are asso...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN weed killer Source Type: news

Country origin ‘best predictor of outcome’ for children with cancer, UN experts say
Each year, an estimated 215 000 cancers are diagnosed in children under-15, and about 85  000 cancers in those aged 15–19 years, the cancer research agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swaziland Health Crisis Getting Worse As Budgets Cut. Rural Areas Worse Affected
[Swazi Media] The Government of Swaziland / eSwatini has cut budgets for public health services across the kingdom and rural areas in particular are suffering, according to the latest report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

World Health Organization Forms Committee To Guide Editing Of Human Genes
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

This Year ’ s Flu Shot Less Than 50% Effective, According To CDC
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Don’t let your guard down: The US flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nation now elevated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A flu shot is still recommended for those who have neglected to get one, but the CDC estimated this year’s vaccine’s overall effectiveness in preventing an infection at just 47%. The shot’s success varies based on your age, the CDC noted. Among children up to 17, its overall effectiveness against flu was 61%, while just 24% of adults 50 and older who received t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Flu Flu Shot Source Type: news

Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October - WHO
At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Measles cases nearly doubled in a year, UN health agency projects
A projected near-doubling of measles infections has been identified amid rising severe and protracted outbreaks all over the planet, in poor and rich countries alike, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Unsafe’ levels of air pollution for 30% of practice patients in England
One in three NHS patients in England are registered at GP practices in areas that exceed safe levels of pollution, new figures have revealed. Research carried out by environmental cities network UK100 shows that nearly 18 million patients in England are registered with practices in locations where air pollution is above the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) limit for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 14, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Measles Cases Rise in Outbreaks in Ukraine, Philippines
The World Health Organization reports that a number of countries are experiencing "sizeable" numbers of the infection due to a failure to vaccinate. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 14, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

WHO appoints expert panel on gene editing after world's first baby claim
The World Health Organization announces members of its expert advisory committee on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

UN: Experts to develop oversight standards for gene editing
The World Health Organization is convening a meeting next month to develop global standards for the governance of gene editing, after a Chinese researcher announced he had created the world's first gene-edited babies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October: WHO
At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news