Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of Canada: Mission Report: 11-20 June 2018
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 8/2019. This 76-page evaluation was based on a joint external assessment held on June 11-20, 2018, of the International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities of Canada using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. It captures the degree to which the institutionalization and sustainability achieved by Canada in the area of public health preparedness drives innovation and a deep-rooted continuous quality improvement culture. It details the leading role of Canada in the global public health arena both as a pathfinder and as a partner...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strengthening Partnerships for a Safer World: Report of the Global Technical Consultation on Strengthening National Health Security Through Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Planning
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 8/2019. This 62-page report summarizes a meeting held on December 10-12, 2018, to discuss the crucial role that pandemic influenza preparedness has in supporting broader health security; explore practical tools and tactics for aligning planning and priorities at national, regional, and global levels; and reach consensus on next steps in partnering for influenza preparedness and health security. The report details 11 actions for individual countries, and seven recommendations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Workshop on Resource Mapping and Multisectoral Partnership Coordination for the Implementation of the National Action Plan for Health Security
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 8/2019. This 24-page report summarizes a workshop held on March 13-14, 2019, to accelerate the implementation of Ethiopia ’s National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) through the mapping of technical and financial resources and the fostering of multisectoral approaches for strengthening core capacities under the International Health Regulations (IHR, 2005). The data from the mapping exercise showed that partne r interventions are heavily weighted toward surveillance and laboratory, with little support in areas such as antimicrobial resistance (AMR), medical ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Report of the Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics ( ‎EYE)‎ Strategy Regional Kick-Off Meeting for Africa
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 8/2019. This 48-page report, published with UNICEF and the Gavi Vaccine Alliance, summarizes a meeting held on April 10-12, 2018, that concentrated on the three main current priorities for the Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) Strategy: preventive mass vaccination campaigns, routine immunization, and laboratory and surveillance capacities. Outcomes included strong political engagement from priority countries, and 11 high-risk countries drafting three-year national work plans for accelerated implementation of the EYE Strategy. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Gu...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Building Climate-Resilient Health Systems
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific. Published: 8/2019. This one-page fact sheet discusses why health systems must be made more resilient in order to respond to the impacts of climate change, which will have particularly serious consequences in the Pacific island countries and areas. Extreme exposure to climate-related disasters, such as cyclones, floods, droughts, and the long-term rise in sea levels, coupled with geographically dispersed populations in remote islands with fragile health systems, make climate change an existential threat to Pacific islanders. (PDF) (Source: Disaster...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Viral Hepatitis - Are You One of the Missing Millions?
[New Era] Yesterday, the world observed World Hepatitis Day under the theme 'Find the missing millions'. The event aimed to raise global awareness about viral hepatitis, a group of infectious diseases known as viral Hepatitis A (HAV), B (HBV), C (HCV), D (HDV) and E (HEV). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), HBV and HCV are the most common ones. In fact, WHO cautions that 325 million people worldwide are living with the two infections. Organisations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Auditing the AUDIT: a systematic review of cut-off scores for the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) in low- and middle-income countries - Nadkarni A, Garber A, Costa S, Wood S, Kumar S, MacKinnon N, Ibrahim M, Velleman R, Bhatia U, Fernandes G, Weobong B, Rane A.
INTRODUCTION: The World Health Organization's (WHO) Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is used extensively across the world, with cut-off scores recommended by the WHO. We reviewed the use and validity of AUDIT cut-off scores in low- and mid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Says E-Cigarettes Don't Help Reduce Cancer
[Namibian] Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products are not helping to fight cancer, the World Health Organisation said on Friday, urging smokers and governments not to trust claims from cigarette manufacturers about their latest products. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Eswatini Closer to Elimination of Intestinal Worms As Public Health Problem
[WHO] The Kingdom of Eswatini is getting closer to ending intestinal worms as a public health problem in line with the World Health Organization's 2020 Roadmap on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The country reached an impressive 98% of eligible school aged children with medicines for intestinal worms in the fourth round of Mass Medicine Administration (MMA) campaign conducted recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group seeks Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis - Liverpool, UK
Salary:£28,660 per annumContract type:Full-time, fixed-term for up to 12 monthsClosing date:14 August 2019 Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  LSTM ’S Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health leads developments in evidence synthesis for tropical medicine and global health. In the 1990s, we helped establish Cochrane. We now run the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG), with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors throug...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Kenya: Personalities Cancer Has Snatched Away
[Nation] Cancer, a non-communicable disease, is the third leading cause of death in Kenya, with the World Health Organisation estimating that there are 40,000 new cases and 28,000 cancer-related deaths every year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drowning: epidemiology, prevention, pathophysiology, resuscitation, and hospital treatment - Abelairas-Gomez C, J Tipton M, Gonz ález-Salvado V, J L M Bierens J.
This narrative review discusses the evidence relevant to key aspects of drowning, which is defined by the World Health Organization as the process of respiratory difficulty caused by submersion/immersion in liquid. The length of time the victim is subme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa: Strategies to Reverse Tobacco Usage in Africa in the Spotlight
[WHO] Tobacco is one of the leading causes of morbidity worldwide, and with almost a fifth of the people in Africa - about 94 million people - using tobacco products, the World Health Organization, The Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation and other partners met recently to discuss strategies aimed at stopping and reversing the trend of tobacco usage in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: WHO and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Call On Countries in the Region to Work Together On the Ebola Response
[WHO] Addis Ababa -The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) urge countries in the region to show solidarity with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is experiencing its worst Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak. The two organizations call on countries in the region to redouble efforts to end the outbreak and build stronger health systems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Countries Strategize Their Plan On Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) to End Preventable Child Death
[WHO] Globally, 5.4 million children under the age of 5 died in 2017. Nearly half of these deaths (2.71 million) occurred in sub-Saharan Africa. Pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria remain the main causes of death among children 2-59 months of age. Since 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have recommended the integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) as a key strategy to deliver life-saving interventions for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea to populations with poor access to health services. iCCM i (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Rwanda to Evaluate New ARV Drug
[New Times] Rwanda will evaluate the effectiveness of Dolutegravir (DTG), an Anti-retro viral drug which the World Health Organisation has recently approved and cleared. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bioweapons experiments have unleashed another Ebola outbreak in Africa… and the WHO is panicking
(Natural News) For the fifth time in recorded history, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global health emergency, this time in response to an Ebola outbreak that continues to ravage the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to official data, some 2,500 people have already been infected this time around – and some... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

East Africa: WHO Declares Uganda Ebola-Free
[Observer] Following the completion of the recommended 42 days without any new Ebola case since the first Ebola cases last month, Uganda has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Congo, a New Plan to Fight Ebola Follows a Government Power Struggle
After the resignation of the country ’s health minister, the president will take over the response to the epidemic and distribute a new vaccine. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Ebola Virus Vaccination and Immunization Politics and Government Johnson & World Health Organization Kabila, Joseph Tshisekedi, Felix Muyembe, Jean-Jacques Source Type: news

UN sees progress in fight against tobacco, warns more action needed to help people quit deadly product
Progress is being made in the battle against the global tobacco epidemic, but more action is needed to help people  quit the deadly products, according to a new report from the UN World Health Organization (WHO).   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO says e-cigarettes, 'smoke-free' products do not help reduce cancer
Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products are not helping fight cancer, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, urging smokers and governments not to trust claims from cigarette firms about their latest products. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo Draws Up a New Battle Plan Against Ebola Amid Power Struggle
Following the resignation of the country ’s health minister, the president will take over the response and deploy a new vaccine. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. and Denise Grady Tags: Ebola Virus Vaccination and Immunization Politics and Government Johnson & World Health Organization Kabila, Joseph Tshisekedi, Felix Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Africa Jean-Jacques Muyembe Source Type: news

WHO says it could use more U.S. help on the ground in Ebola fight
The United States could bolster the battle against the Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo by allowing more of its experts to travel to the outbreak zone, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO hails progress in fight against tobacco but wants more
Healthy progress has been made in reducing smoking and tobacco use, but governments need to do more to help the world's 1.1 billion smokers quit, the World Health Organization said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Don't buy tobacco industry's claim to be tackling cancer, WHO says
Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products are not helping fight cancer, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, urging smokers and governments not to trust claims from cigarette firms about their latest products. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eliminating hepatitis calls for ‘bold political leadership, with investments to match,’ UN health chief says
Calling for “bold political leadership” ahead of World Hepatitis Day, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis and scale up investments in disease elimination.    (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: The WHO Wants to Rid the World of Hepatitis By 2030 - Why It's a Tough Ask
[The Conversation Africa] Four years ago the World Health Organisation (WHO) rolled out its global strategy to eliminate hepatitis by 2030 four years ago. Known as a "silent killer" disease, hepatitis is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the liver. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Hepatitis Day - WHO Urges Countries to Invest in Eliminating Hepatitis
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation has called on countries to take advantage of the recent reduction in the cost of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis so as to eliminate the disease globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Counselling As an Anti-Dote to Suicide
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO)'s ranking showed that 800,000 people die globally from suicide every year, with 15.1 suicides per 100,000 people annually. Nigeria now ranks the 30th most suicide-prone country out of 183 nations in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: ARV Breakthrough - Trial Confirms Effectiveness of New Drug
[The Conversation Africa] A new antiretroviral drug regimen has been given the go-ahead by the World Health Organisation. This follows the preliminary results from studies that include an ongoing trial in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The role in road traffic accident and anxiety as moderators attention biases in modified emotional Stroop test - Sciga ła DK, Zdankiewicz-Ścigała E.
INTRODUCTION: According to the World Health Organisation, road accidents will be the most common cause of premature death by 2020. According to research, one in every five victims of accidents suffers from acute stress disorder and one in every four suffer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Knowledge, attitude, and practice of first aid among the commercial drivers in the Kumaon region of India - Awasthi S, Pamei G, Solanki HK, Kaur A, Bhatt M.
BACKGROUND: First aid assistance is one of the important life-saving skills. According to World Health Organization, over 50 million people are injured or disabled and over 1.2 million people die following Road Traffic Accident (RTA) every year. Providing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: World Bank Mobilises U.S.$300 Million to Finance Ebola Response
[World Bank] The World Bank Group today announced that it is mobilizing up to US$300 million to scale up support for the global response to the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The announcement follows the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the current outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: U.S. To Give Extra $38 Million To Help Contain Ebola Outbreak
[USAID] The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing more than $38 million in additional assistance to help end the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), including $15 million in new funding to the World Health Organization. This brings the total USAID funding for the response to Ebola to more than $136 million since the beginning of the outbreak in August 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Obesity causes depression, concludes "strongest evidence yet"
(Natural News) Obesity and depression are global health problems. According to the World Health Organization, an escalating global epidemic of obesity and overweight is taking over many countries. Depression, on the other hand, continues to be the leading cause of disability worldwide. While these diseases affect different aspects of health, several studies have suggested that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO'Treat All' Recommendation for HIV Widely Implemented
WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 -- The World Health Organization " Treat All " strategy for antiretroviral treatment (ART) initiation among patients living with HIV was the standard of care at almost all International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Be Declared Polio-Free Nation in October - Rotary Club Boss
[Vanguard] Plans to declare Nigeria, a polio- free nation by the World Health Organisation, WHO is underway, owing to the absence of polio cases in three years, in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Engages On Ways to Redefine Bringing Health for All At First 'National Primary Health Care Conference'
[WHO] In Seychelles, every Seychellois is entitled to basic health care as enshrined in its Constitution. In the early 1980s, the country adopted the primary health care approach, where all Seychellois, irrespective of their living circumstances, receives primary health services free of charge at the point of use in the public sector. Close to forty years down the line, with the technical support of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Ministry of Health (MoH) held a national conference to take stock of the (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Set to Declare Nigeria Polio Free
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is set to declare Nigeria a polio free country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Set to Declare Country Polio Free
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is set to declare Nigeria a polio free country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Partners NCDC for Effective Containment of Cholera Outbreaks
[WHO] As the rainy season reaches its peak, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) are strengthening early warning and reporting mechanisms for prompt detection and containment of cholera outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Hundreds Succumb to Cholera in Rainy Seasons
[CAJ News] Abuja -The World Health Organization (WHO) is intensifying its operations in Nigeria ahead of the rainy season to combat the recurrence of cholera outbreaks that claimed 830 people last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Health Minister Resigns After Being Dismissed as Head of Ebola Response
[VOA] The Democratic Republic of Congo's health minister resigned Monday after he was dismissed as head of the team tackling a persistent Ebola outbreak. Last week, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak in eastern Congo to be an international health emergency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: There Are Lots of Myths About Flu - We Debunk Six of Them
[The Conversation Africa] Despite the availability of vaccines for influenza - or flu - the virus continues to kill people across the world. According to the World Health Organisation, flu epidemics result in 3 million to 5 million cases of severe illness and about 290 000 to 650 000 deaths each year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Why Gender Matters in Responding to Diseases Like Ebola
[The Conversation Africa] Despite over a year of containment efforts, the World Health Organisation recently declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The declaration reflects the grim recognition that insecurity is preventing an effective response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rabies Kills Tens of Thousands Yearly. Vaccinating Dogs Could Stop It.
Sometimes the interests of humans and animals are the same, but humans have to save the animals first. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Dogs Rabies Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Humane Society International World Health Organization Mission Rabies Ahmedabad (India) Goa (India) Haiti Malawi Source Type: news

Harvard Study: Plant-Based Diet Might Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
(CNN) — Sticking to a plant-based diet could help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new paper suggests. That link between plant-based eating habits and type 2 diabetes is even more beneficial when only healthy plant-based foods — such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts — are included in your daily diet, as opposed to refined grains, starches and sugars, according to the study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday. “We found that eating plant-based diets was associated with, on average, 23% reduction in diabetes risk,” said Dr. Qi Sun, an associate pr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Harvard University Type 2 Diabetes Source Type: news

Where Rabies Is Entrenched
The virus has been defeated in many parts of the world. But where it persists, rabies takes a particular toll on the rural poor. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: James Gorman Tags: Rabies Dogs Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Mission Rabies Humane Society International India your-feed-science Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Why Declaring Ebola a Public Health Emergency Isn't a Silver Bullet
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It took the decision based on International Health Regulations agreed in 2005. These require the WHO to declare an emergency when a public health event, such as an outbreak, becomes extraordinary because it constitutes a risk to other countries, and when a coordinated international response is required. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Don't Panic, Support DR Congo in Fight Against Deadly Ebola Virus, UN Health Agency Urges
[UN News] Ebola virus is just one challenge among many facing communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, reiterating an appeal for the international community to show support and solidarity for its people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news