Afghan Taliban Bans WHO and Red Cross Work Amid Vaccination Drive Afghan Taliban Bans WHO and Red Cross Work Amid Vaccination Drive
The Afghan Taliban have banned the World Health Organization and the Red Cross from operating in areas under their control until further notice, a spokesman said on Thursday, citing unspecified"suspicious" actions during vaccination campaigns.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Ebola spread concentrated in Congo, not a wider emergency: WHO
An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has killed more than 700 people and is continuing to spread does not constitute an international emergency, the World Health Organization said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo Ebola outbreak not a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization's director-general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Ebola Cases Rise in Congo, the W.H.O. Declines to Issue Emergency Declaration
The epidemic shows no signs of abating. In the eight-month-old outbreak, the highest number of cases recorded in a single day occurred this week. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Epidemics Ebola Virus Deaths (Fatalities) World Health Organization Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) your-feed-science Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak 'not global emergency yet'
World Health Organization says Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo will become an emergency without more support. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO and Partners Successfully Vaccinate Over 400,000 Children Against Measles in Borno State -
[WHO] Maiduguri, 10 April, 2019 - With on-going Measles outbreak in Borno State, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Federal and State authorities, Gavi, the Vaccine alliance and Measles partners are organizing a 2-phase vaccination campaign to protect children aged between 6 and 71 months against the disease. During the first phase, 437,515 children were successfully vaccinated while 838,582 children more will be targeted in the second phase. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: People are living longer despite care inequalities
A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) examines global life expectancies and access to health services across the world. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

'Redouble efforts' to detect cases of Ebola in Congo, urges World Health Organization
WHO experts haven't declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international emergency, but say more must be done to fight it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Disease outbreaks feared in Libya, as supplies stretched: WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday that it feared outbreaks of infectious diseases due to dirty water and people fleeing fighting nearing Tripoli, where it has about two weeks of emergency supplies for hospitals and health facilities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa: Seven Things That Will Make You Think Twice About the Cost of Medicine
[Bhekisisa] Life-saving medicines are out of reach for many patients but a World Health Organisation meeting held in Johannesburg this week could change that. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Do alcohol control policies work? An umbrella review and quality assessment of systematic reviews of alcohol control interventions (2006 - 2017) - Siegfried N, Parry C.
BACKGROUND: The 2010 World Health Organization Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol recommends countries adopt evidence-based interventions. AIM: To update, summarize, and appraise the methodological rigour of systematic reviews of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

South Africa: Forum Steers the Search for a 'Fair Price' for Cancer Medication
[Daily Maverick] Civil Society organisations in South Africa and around the world are calling for the reduction of medicine prices, especially those used to treat cancer. This call comes as the Fair Pricing Forum headed by the World Health Organisation in partnership with South Africa's National Department of Health got underway on Thursday in Johannesburg. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Statement on the Meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 12th April 2019
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/12/2019. This statement is from a meeting held to provide the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General with the committee's views and perspectives on Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, whether the event constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), and if the event constitutes a PHEIC, what temporary recommendations should be made. The Director-General accepted the committee ’s assessment and on April 12, 2019, did not declare the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a Public Health Eme...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preliminary Results on the Efficacy of rVSV-ZEBOV-GP Ebola Vaccine Using the Ring Vaccination Strategy in the Control of an Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: An Example of Integration of Research into Epidemic Response
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/12/2019. This four-page report provides information about preliminary analysis that was completed with the aim to better understand whether or not the rVSV-ZEBOV-GP candidate vaccine is effective and is contributing to prevent cases of Ebola virus disease when delivered using the ring vaccination strategy. This experimental Ebola vaccine is being used to try to contain the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and is protective 97.5 percent of the time. These early results confirm previous observations of high efficacy of rVSV-ZEBOV-GP Ebola vaccine against...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola Vaccine Candidates
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/12/2019. This Web page provides information about the acceleration of new Ebola interventions in Africa, in particular the development of additional candidate vaccines. The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization previously recommended that urgent consideration should be given to evaluating new candidate vaccines in randomized trials among health care and frontline workers in high risk areas that are not directly related to a case of Ebola. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eleven Cochrane Reviews inform a World Health Organization Guideline on digital healthcare
A new WHO guideline on Digital Interventions for Health System Strengthening published on April 17th, 2019.  The main objective of this newguideline is toprovide evidence-informed recommendations to policy makers on key digital health interventions, to inform country investment plans. The guideline also describes potentially important implementation considerations for these interventions. And finally, the guideline identifies evidence gaps to inform member states and streamline future research investments and implementation planning. The guideline includes contributions from eleven Cochrane reviews.Nine of these revie...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

WHO experts to decide whether Congo Ebola outbreak is international emergency
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said it had reconvened an expert panel to consider whether an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

World Health Organization pulls its support for controversial 'planetary health diet'
The UN body planned to support the launch event of the scientific group behind the controversial 'planetary health diet', dismissed as 'nanny-state' madness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: 'Our Supply of Essential Drugs Surpasses WHO Proposed Level'
[Daily News] TANZANIA has improved availability of essential medicines in the country's health facilities above the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa - Infant Mortality Reduction Boasts Life Expectancy
[Cameroon Tribune] A report published by the World Health Organisation on April 7, 2019 says life expectancy has increased by five years since 2000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Progress Toward Achieving Global TB Targets Progress Toward Achieving Global TB Targets
This report details the differing epidemiology and current trends of TB in the various World Health Organization regions. Are we on track to meet 2020 elimination milestones?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Nigeria: Trial Shows How Universal Home Visits Can Help Reduce Maternal Risks
[The Conversation Africa] Nigerian women are at high risk of death related to pregnancy and child birth. Accurate figures are hard to come by, but the World Health Organisation estimates there are more than 800 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births in Nigeria. That's about 100 times higher than rates in Canada or the United Kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: As Internally Displaced Persons Reach Nearly 1 Million in Ethiopia, WHO Reinforces Medical Supplies
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) in Ethiopia has dispatched experts and medical supplies in response to the needs of the internally displaced persons in the Gedeo and West Guji zones in Oromia Region and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Pediatric Formulation of Janssen ’s Treatment for Intestinal Worms Achieves World Health Organization Prequalification
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Zika Virus Transmission Worldwide
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 4/9/2019. This 21-page rapid risk assessment addresses the evolution of the Zika virus disease epidemic since 2016. It was triggered by the recent update of World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus, recent identification of three Zika travel-associated cases in travelers from Denmark and Norway returning from Thailand, and case of sexual transmission from one returning traveler. The report assesses the risk for European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) travelers, risk...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maintenance of World Health Organization risk drinking level reductions and posttreatment functioning following a large alcohol use disorder clinical trial - Witkiewitz K, Falk DE, Litten RZ, Hasin DS, Kranzler HR, Mann KF, O'Malley SS, Anton RF.
BACKGROUND: Reductions in the World Health Organization (WHO) risk drinking levels have been proposed as an alternative primary outcome for alcohol clinical trials. Yet, little is known about whether reductions in WHO risk drinking levels can be maintained... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The WHO technical report on the pricing of cancer medicine: missing a central role for value assessment
This report reviews the 2018 report on cancer pricing, Pricing of cancer medicines and its impacts, published by the World Health Organization (WHO). The authors argue that the report fails to promote mechanisms (value assessment and related pricing arrangements) that are key to efficient pricing and use of cancer medicines. This is a missed opportunity. WHO should also support differential pricing of on-patent drugs and vaccines, which is crucial to increasing access. It should oppose the Report ’s advocacy of transparency of on-patent pricing, which will reduce access to medicines.ReportPress release (Sou...
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - April 8, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: NHS finances and productivity Source Type: news

Q & A: 607 Island Atolls Means it Hard to Distribute Leprosy Healthcare to All Micronesians
Marcus Samo, Assistant Secretary in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Department of Health Services, is concerned that the country has been unable to reduce the prevalence of Hansen’s disease. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulPOHNPEI , Apr 8 2019 (IPS) During his 22-year career in the health sector, Marcus Samo has seen the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) suffer from an increased burden of disease while at the same time the resources to address them have either remained the same or decreased. Samo is the Assistant Secretary in the country’s Department of Health Services, a post he has held for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Federated States of Micronesia Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Health Foundation Sasakawa Memorial He Source Type: news

Q & A: 607 Island Atolls Means it ’ s Hard to Distribute Leprosy Healthcare to All Micronesians
Marcus Samo, Assistant Secretary in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Department of Health Services, is concerned that the country has been unable to reduce the prevalence of Hansen’s disease. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulPOHNPEI , Apr 8 2019 (IPS) During his 22-year career in the health sector, Marcus Samo has seen the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) suffer from an increased burden of disease while at the same time the resources to address them have either remained the same or decreased. Samo is the Assistant Secretary in the country’s Department of Health Services, a post he has held for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Federated States of Micronesia leprosy Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Health Foundation Sasakawa M Source Type: news

Africa: The Mobile Phone App That Discovers Disease and Saves Lives
[WHO] What if a mobile phone could prevent a health epidemic? It may sound like science fiction, but the World Health Organization's (WHO) Polio Geographic Information System (GIS) Technology is doing just that in 43 countries in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Missing Data & Inefficient Drug Distribution Tops List of Micronesia ’s Leprosy Challenges
Dexter, a 25-year-old fisherman from Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia, received treatment for Hansen’s disease, also known as leprosy, for over a year. He has been cured of the disease. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS By Stella PaulPOHNPEI, Apr 8 2019 (IPS) It’s a good day for Dexter, a 25-year-old fisherman from Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. He’s just been told that he is cured of leprosy. “I have been sitting at home for nearly a year now,” Dexter, who doesn’t want to reveal his last name, tells IPS. “But now I can finally return to my job,” he says w...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Hansen's disease leprosy Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Health Foundation Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation (SMH Source Type: news

‘The City I Love Is Making People Sick.’ London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Making Polluters Pay
Two years before he became mayor of London in 2016, Sadiq Khan ran the capital’s famous marathon. He’d been healthy his whole life, but while training for the race, he found he had trouble breathing. He went to the doctor, who diagnosed him with adult onset asthma. It was bad news in a city like London, he says, where air pollution has been known to trigger or worsen the disease, sending four people to hospital everyday. Though you might not think of toxic air while walking down London’s tree-lined streets on a clear spring day, the capital has breached the legal annual air pollution limit every year sinc...
Source: TIME: Science - April 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt to Vaccinate Front-Line Health-Workers Against Ebola
[WHO] Kigali -The Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization and other partners will launch vaccination of health care and frontline health workers to prevent them against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in case they have to deal with patients contaminated by the virus. The activity begins on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Rubavu and other districts in high risk zone located near boarders with the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘Health is a right, not a privilege’ says WHO chief on World Health Day
The Director-General of the   World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has marked World Health Day, which falls on Sunday, with a reiteration of the UN’s stance on health: that it is a fundamental human right, not a privilege. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As Marshall Islands Integrates Healthcare Services, Experts Offer a Word of Caution
Jack Niedenthal, the secretary of Health and Human Development in the Republic of Marshall Islands stands in front of the poster that records the dark past of the Pacific island nation and the need for good healthcare. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS By Stella PaulMAJURO, Apr 5 2019 (IPS) In Jack Niedenthal’s office in Majuro, there is an ominous reminder of the dark history of the Marshall Islands—once the site for dozens of nuclear tests conducted by the United States between 1946 and 1962. But it also provides a strong message about the future of island nation. “Given what the Marshall Islands has done for hu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Hansen's disease leprosy Marshall Islands Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Health Fou Source Type: news

Namibia: Moving Towards Malaria Elimination in Namibia
The objective of the project in Namibia is to assess the effectiveness (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Women outliving men ‘everywhere’, new UN health agency statistics report shows
Average life-expectancy globally has increased by five-and-a-half years since the turn of the century, and women outlive men “everywhere”, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Greater Skills Equals Greater Ability to Combat Leprosy
Dr Ken Jetton (left) and Dr Arturo Cunanan (centre) with a patient who has been cured of leprosy in the Majuro leprosy clinic in the capital of the Marshall Islands. The patient is now seeking further help due to post-treatment complexities. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMAJURO, Apr 4 2019 (IPS) It’s a Friday morning and Dr. Ken Jetton, the only doctor who treats leprosy in Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands, is seeing a patient recently cured of the disease. David, 32, has received multidrug therapy (MDT) treatment for a year already. But he is back in the doctor’s office because of a reversal ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Hansen's disease leprosy Marshall Islands Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Health Foundation Sasakawa Source Type: news

Nigeria: One in Four Health Facilities Globally Lacks Basic Water Services - WHO
[Premium Times] One in four healthcare facilities around the world lack basic water services, therefore, aiding the spread of infections and antimicrobial resistance, the World Health Organisation has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera vaccinations launched in post-cyclone Mozambique
Health officials launched a vaccination campaign in Mozambique's cyclone-hit port city of Beira on Wednesday in an effort to contain an outbreak of cholera that has already infected more than 1,400 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global Health: Scientists Thought They Had Measles Cornered. They Were Wrong.
Following intensive vaccination efforts, measles cases plunged across the world. Now clusters of new infections — some linked, some not — have confounded health officials. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics Jews and Judaism Hasidism Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance United Nations World Health Organization Brooklyn (NYC) Israel Rockland County (NY) Philippines Poland Madagascar Ukraine Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Insecurity, Community Mistrust Stymie Efforts to Control Ebola Epidemic
[VOA] The World Health Organization says insecurity and community mistrust in the Democratic Republic of Congo's conflict-ridden North Kivu Province are major impediments to international health efforts to bring the deadly Ebola outbreak under control. Latest official figures put the number of Ebola cases in the Eastern DRC at 1,089, including 679 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Cholera Is Spreading in Mozambique, and It ’ s Far From the Only Health Threat
About two million people are displaced, cholera has broken out, and malaria is expected. But doses of cholera vaccine have arrived, and the humanitarian crisis may yet be contained, aid agencies say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Cholera Epidemics Humanitarian Aid Vaccination and Immunization Cyclones Malaria World Health Organization Doctors Without Borders International Committee of the Red Cross Oxfam Mozambique Africa Source Type: news

Researcher finds dangerous levels of metals in liquor sold in Uganda
UCLA Extension ’s Ochan Otim is a chemist who specializes in developing methods for quantifying and assessing the health risk associated with organic and metal contaminants in the environment. For the last few years, Otim, who grew up in Uganda, has been driven to use his expertise to try to help solve a dangero us mystery in his country of birth.Why were so many people having health problems and even dying because of alcohol consumption?The two-decade civil war in Uganda beginning in the late 1980s ravaged the country with violence, abductions, concentration camps and  starvation. The inhumane conditions and ab...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Congo Ebola outbreak spreading faster than ever: WHO
Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is spreading at its fastest rate yet, eight months after it was first detected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa: 3 Kenyans Named Among Best Health Innovators in Africa
[Nation] Three Kenyans have been feted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as among the best 30 health innovators in Africa after their apps emerged top in a global challenge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Cases Rising, but UN Health Agency Cites Progress in Community Trust-Building
[UN News] A rise in new cases of deadly Ebola virus disease in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been announced, while authorities say that progress is being made in accessing communities that have been wary of outside help, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

No Time to Wait: Securing the Future from Drug-Resistant Infections
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/2019. This 28-page report from the Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance to the Secretary General of the United Nations details why antimicrobial resistance is a global crisis that threatens a century of progress in health and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It makes recommendations in categories to accelerate progress in countries, innovate to secure the future, collaborate for more effective action, invest for a sustainable response, and strengthen accountability and global governance. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guidance Document on Migration and Health
Source: World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Published: 4/2019. Migration has been a part of the experience of countries in the Region of the Americas at various moments throughout their history, and is occurring in part due to natural disasters and climate change. This 18-page document was developed to serve as a resource for Member States to address the public health and health system challenges related to migration, including the promotion and protection of the health of migrants throughout their migration process. It aims to support the integration of the health needs of migrants into na...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Emergency Response to the Crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic: Annual Report 2018
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 4/2019. This 29-page report describes the continuing conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic that has affected millions of lives, and the World Health Organization (WHO)'s operations in Turkey in 2018, which were comprised of a cross-border response from the field office in Gaziantep and a health response to refugees in Turkey, coordinated from the WHO Country Office in Ankara. In northwest Syria, WHO served over three million people by responding to urgent health needs and supporting health facilities in the delivery of health services. (PDF) (Source...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news