Philippines Declares Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Free of the Disease
The country ’s health secretary said that government scientists had confirmed one case in the southern province of Lanao del Sur and were looking at another suspected case. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jason Gutierrez Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Philippines World Health Organization Epidemics Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzanian Authorities Inform Who They Have No Cases of Ebola
[WHO] Brazzaville, 18 September 2019 - On 14 September, the World Health Organization (WHO) received formal notification from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania that there are no cases of Ebola virus disease in the country. This followed earlier rumours of the death of one person and illness in a few others. The Tanzanian authorities did not indicate what the cause of the illnesses might have been. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Expert Group Including NAM President Outlines Steps to Combat Pandemics
NAM President Victor J. Dzau, a member of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), convened by the World Health Organization and the World Bank Group after the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, is among the international expert authors of a new GPMB report that outlines steps to prepare for and mitigate the effects of a widespread global health emergency.Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - September 18, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tanzania tells WHO it has no Ebola cases - statement
Tanzania has formally told the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has no cases of Ebola after a woman died there earlier this month from an unknown illness following Ebola-like symptoms, the organization said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Shortfall of intervention research over correlational research in childhood maltreatment: an impasse to be overcome - Berthelot N, Lemieux R, Maziade M.
For more than 40 years, child maltreatment (also known as childhood abuse and neglect [CAN]) has been recognized by the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences and the World Health Organization as a major public health problem, parti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The risk of a global pandemic is growing -- and the world isn't ready, experts say
The chances of a global pandemic are growing -- and we are all dangerously under prepared, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: WHO: Global suicide crisis calls for widespread preventive action
Ahead of World Mental Health Day — October 10 — the World Health Organization call for better implementation of suicide prevention strategies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Four Out of 10 Patients 'Harmed' While Seeking Medical Treatment - WHO
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation has said four out of ten patients are 'harmed' during the process of seeking medical care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Air pollution particles found on foetal side of placentas – study
Research finds black carbon breathed by mothers can cross into unborn childrenAir pollution particles have been found on the foetal side of placentas, indicating that unborn babies are directly exposed to the black carbon produced by motor traffic and fuel burning.The research is the first study to show the placental barrier can be penetrated by particles breathed in by the mother. It found thousands of the tiny particles per cubic millimetre of tissue in every placenta analysed.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Air pollution World Health Organization Science Belgium Population World news Society Europe Source Type: news

IntraHealth Improves Health Care in 43 Countries, Reaches 341,445 Health Workers in 2018
September 17, 2019 Chapel Hill, NCIn a step toward making high-quality health care available to more people around the world,IntraHealth International reached 341,445 health workers in 43 countries in 2018. These health workers are now making services available to more people in some of the most remote areas, destigmatizing procedures and services, and compiling meaningful and lifesaving data that allow for greater adaptability and long-term solutions.See more results in our full annual report.IntraHealth International reached 341,445 health workers in 43 countries in 2018.The World Health Organization and World Bank pro...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health HIV AIDS Infectious Diseases Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Digital Health Education Performance Health Workforce Systems Source Type: news

Five avoidable deaths per minute shows urgent need for action on patient safety
With at least five people dying every minute due to unsafe health care, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging medical professionals, policy makers, caregivers and patients to take urgent action to ensure no one is harmed while receiving treatment. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Pharmacists Play Key Role in Safe Medicines
[Nation] According to the World Health Organisation, access to health products and technologies (HPTs) is one of the six building blocks of a well-functioning health system framework. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Rolls Out Landmark Malaria Vaccine Introduction
[WHO] Homa Bay, Kenya, 13 September 2019 - The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world's first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pharmacists speak up for patient safety
Commenting on the first everWorld Patient Safety Day, from the World Health Organisation,RPS PresidentSandra Gidley said:“This campaign aims to create awareness of patient safety and urges peo (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 17, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: WHO Warns of Dangerous Measles Comeback
[The Herald] ZIMBABWE will next week hold a national measles-rubella vaccination campaign for children under the age of five, following a "dangerous" measles comeback, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

As Congo ’s Ebola Outbreak Drags On, Untracked Cases Sow Confusion
On tour in Africa, American officials said the U.S. would keep providing aid. But Congo ’s response has been uneven, and the former health minister has been jailed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Ebola Virus Epidemics World Health Organization State Department Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Tanzania Uganda Source Type: news

Three dead, hundreds ill in Spain listeria outbreak: WHO
Three people have died and at least 222 have been infected in Spain's largest ever outbreak of listeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Set to Banish Polio
[Daily Trust] Wednesday last week marked three years since Nigeria's last documented case of polio, which was also the last case recorded in Africa. This means the African continent is set to be certified free of the virus by the World Health Organization, WHO. "This is a dramatic change from 2012 when the country accounted for more than half of all polio cases worldwide, with 223 victims," WHO said. Nigeria is the last country in Africa to have witnessed a case of polio in Borno State. Outside of Nigeria, the last case (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Listeriosis – Spain
On 16 August 2019, Regional Health Authorities in Andalusia, Spain, reported an outbreak of listeriosis, caused by the bacteriaListeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes), associated with the consumption of a chilled roasted pork meat product manufactured in Spain by Magrudis Company Limited and sold under the brand name “La Mechá”. This outbreak was reported by Spanish Authorities to the World Health Organization, via the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN), on 20 August 2019. On 23 August, a Food Safety Alert was issued by the Spanish Authorities, advising consumers to avoid any produ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Africa: Kenya Joins Ghana and Malawi to Roll Out Landmark Malaria Vaccine
[Capital FM] Homa Bay -The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world's first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO investigating death in Tanzania due to unknown illness
A woman whose death in Tanzania is being investigated by the World Health Organization probably did not have Ebola, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kenya: Malaria Vaccine Launched in Kenya - Kenya Joins Ghana and Malawi to Roll Out Landmark Vaccine in Pilot Introduction
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world's first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UNAIDS and WHO Africa Leaders Should Prioritize Women ’s Health
Winnie Byanyima. Credit: Marianela Jarroud/IPS.By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Sep 13 2019 (IPS) Two African women were recently appointed to top global health positions: Winnie Byanyima as the Executive Director of UNAIDS and Dr. Matshidiso Moeti reappointed as the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa. Already, Ms. Byanyima is focusing on human rights as a way to end the AIDS epidemic, and Dr. Moeti’s priorities include ensuring more Africans have universal health coverage, preventing and managing disease outbreaks and promoting good health. In these powerful ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Development & Aid Health Source Type: news

While modern life may exacerbate depression, it may also give us the tools to treat it
Worldwide, rates of depression increased by 15 percent between 2005 and 2015, according to the World Health Organization. Almost everyone has been touched by depression, if not their own then that of a friend or family member. As depression becomes our new normal, the question of how to diagnose, prevent, and treat it becomes ever more urgent, said a panel of experts at a Z ócalo/UCLA event titled “Is Depression a 21st-Century Epidemic?”Before a full audience at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C., the event began with a question from moderator Amy Ellis Nutt, former science writer for the Washington...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

WHO publishes international comparison of nursing workforce
A report from the World Health Organisation explores the variations in structure and organisation of the nursing workforce across the different countries of Europe. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hurricane Dorian Is Gone. But the Bahamas Still Faces a Big Risk From Infectious Disease
Hurricane Dorian’s 185 mph winds and punishingly slow pace smashed entire neighborhoods in the Bahamas, killing at least 50 people. But now, Bahamians are facing a different kind of threat. The lack of access to toilets, clean water and medications puts tens of thousands at risk for disease, public health experts warn. Bahamians in the hardest-hit areas are already suffering from cuts and gashes caused by widespread debris and wreckage. But now aid groups are saying survivors are beginning to show signs of gastrointestinal issues from contaminated water. Those with chronic illnesses are struggling without access to t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized Bahamas Infectious Disease onetime weather Source Type: news

‘ Conference Emphasises Need for Partnerships to Create a World Without Leprosy ’
Yohei Sasakawa, chair of The Nippon Foundation and World Health Organisation (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, delivered a keynote address at the 20th International Leprosy Congress (ILC). Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMANILA, Sep 11 2019 (IPS) Forty years ago, Yohei Sasakawa saw his father moved to tears after meeting and witnessing the suffering of people affected by leprosy – also known as Hansen’s disease. Not only did the patients have a physical illness, but they also suffered from social exclusion and discrimination. It made the young Sasakawa vow to work for the elimination of le...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Aid Asia-Pacific Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Global Forum of People’s Organisations on Source Type: news

Medical News Today: WHO urge nutrition interventions against worrying global trends
In a new report, the World Health Organization argue that nations must prioritize nutrition interventions to fight global trends in obesity and hunger. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

How Bullying May Shape Adolescent Brains
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - September 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rod McCullom / Undark Tags: Uncategorized onetime psychology syndication Source Type: news

How Bullying May Shape Adolescent Brains
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rod McCullom / Undark Tags: Uncategorized onetime psychology syndication Source Type: news

The Emergence of a Global Voice for Hansen ’s Disease Affected Persons
Her experience and the chance "to help strengthen Colombia, the world, and my family" through participating in the Global Forum of People's Organisations on Hansen's Disease, sponsored by the Nippon Foundation and the Sasakawa Health Foundation, was like "rising from the ashes" for Lucrecia Vazques from Felehansen Colombia. Vazques' family was hit hard by leprosy, with not only herself, but her son and one-month-old granddaughter being afflicted. Credit: Ben Kritz/IPSBy Ben KritzMANILA, Sep 10 2019 (IPS) The Global Forum of People’s Organisations on Hansen’s Disease, which was attended by me...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ben Kritz Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Global Forum of People’s Organisations on Hansen Source Type: news

IntraHealth Urges Investment in Community and Primary Health at TICAD
September 10, 2019At the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) last month, IntraHealth International and Japan Center for International Exchange convened policy experts, ministry of health officials, and representatives from the World Health Organization and Japanese government to lay out a case for greater investment in the health workforce.  On the heels of the G20 and G7 summits, where health ministers acknowledged that primary health care is the bedrock of universal health coverage (UHC), TICAD fostered frank discussions on what’s keepi...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Health Financing Health Workforce & Systems Health Workers Source Type: news

Featured Review: Treating school children with drugs to kill soil - transmitted worms
In 2015 Cochrane published a review on this topic, which has now been updated to include six new trials, additional data from included trials, and addresses comments and criticisms.Global Advocacy organisations claim routine deworming of all school children at regular intervals with deworming drugs in areas where helminth infection is common has substantive health and societal effects beyond the removal of worms.This interview with David Taylor Robinson, Professor of Public Health and Policy, Honorary Consultant in Child Public Health at The University of Liverpool, tells us a little more about this review.What is dewormin...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Launches Investment Case for Noncommunicable Diseases
[WHO] Addis Ababa. 9 September 2019 - On 5 September 2019, Ethiopia disseminates the results of a case report for Investment in prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs): a cost-benefit analysis including considerations on the impact of khat. The dissemination workshop took place at Jupiter International, Addis Ababa with the presence H.E Dr. Amir Aman, Ethiopian Minister of Health, representatives from the Ministry of Health, World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Development Programme (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola - A Forgotten Conflict Became a Danger to World Health
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ebola epidemic as a "public health emergency of international concern". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

One person dies every 40 seconds from suicide, WHO says
The number of people worldwide who die from suicide is declining but one person still kills themselves every 40 seconds, according to new figures from the World Health Organization, which said countries needed to do more to stop these preventable deaths. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide kills one person every 40 seconds, says WHO
Across the world, one person takes their own life every 40 seconds, and more people die by suicide every year than in war, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds: new UN health agency report
Despite progress in national prevention strategies, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, the World Health Organization ’s (WHO) Director-General lamented on Monday, highlighting key findings of the agency’s latest report on global suicide estimates. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Good are Masks for Preventing Infection?
Discussion With continued exposure to respiratory pathogens and the emergence of novel respiratory pathogens, personal protective equipment (PPE) and procedures are important for decreasing occupational exposure to respiratory pathogens. PPE and procedures are particularly important when anti-infective treatments or vaccination are unavailable or have limited effectiveness. Medical masks are “[a]lso known as a surgical or procedure mask. As personal protective equipment, a facial mask is intended to protect caregivers and health-care workers against droplet-transmitted pathogens, or to serve as part of facial protect...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 9, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Experts challenge WHO with 'epic' goal to eradicate malaria by 2050
Malaria can be eradicated within a generation and the World Health Organization (WHO) should not shy away from this "goal of epic proportions", global health experts said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical Informatics Europe Conference 2019 (MIE 2019)
28 April - 1 May 2020, Geneva, Switzerland. The European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI) presents the 30th Medical Informatics Europe conference (MIE) at the Geneva International Conference Center (CICG). This conference is organized in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the State of Geneva (Geneva), the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG). (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

Supporting a Human-Centered Home Health System in Jordan
By Mirna Fakhoury, Project manager, USAID Jordan Competitiveness Program ; Omar Shamieh, Chairman, Department of Palliative Care ; Bridget Johnston, Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine Jordanian home care patient Zuhdiyyah, age 76, receives a visit from her care team--no hospital trip required. Photo by USAID.September 09, 2019Jordan’s health care system is considered one of the more modern in the Middle East, and many patients travel from neighboring countries to access its medical offerings. However, Jordan struggles with rising health care costs, an aging population with a changing d...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Health Workforce & Systems Nurses Source Type: news

WHO welcomes Facebook commitment to stop vaccine misinformation from going viral
The World Health Organization  (WHO) on Thursday welcomed Facebook’s pledge to ensure users can separate fact from fiction when it comes to vaccines, across its platforms from Facebook Search, to Groups, Pages and forums. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN health agency welcomes Facebook pledge to stop vaccine misinformation from going viral
The World Health Organization  (WHO) on Thursday welcomed Facebook’s pledge to ensure users can separate fact from fiction when it comes to vaccines, across its platforms from Facebook Search, to Groups, Pages and forums. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO welcomes Facebook pledge to curb anti-vaccine misinformation
The World Health Organization said on Thursday it welcomed a commitment by Facebook that it would direct users seeking vaccine information on its Instagram, Facebook Search, Groups and other forums towards facts, not misinformation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa: Quality Investment in Nutrition Can Save 3.7 Million Lives By 2025 - WHO
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) says quality investment in nutrition can save 3.7 million lives by 2025. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to Get TB Patients to Take Their Pills? Persistent Texting and a ‘Winners Circle’
The drug regimens can be grueling, and patients often quit taking their medications. But turning it into a cellphone competition helps. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Tuberculosis Text Messaging Epidemics New England Journal of Medicine World Health Organization Africa Nairobi (Kenya) Solomon Islands Source Type: news

World Health Organization Backs Open-Access Plan S
The agency joins a group of funders, cOAlition S, that supports making publications immediately available to the public for free. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 4, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Loss of'measles free' status by UK sparks widespread concerns
The UK has lost its “measles free” status with the World Health Organization – three years after the virus was eliminated in the country. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news