Tag archive for ‘global health’
By Robert On Saturday, September 14th, 2013

UNICEF: Deaths in children under five cut in half, 45% linked to undernutrition

The number of deaths in children under-five years of age has dropped nearly in half, according to new data released by multiple United Nations agencies Friday. In 2012, approximately 6.6 million children worldwide More...

By Robert On Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
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Heart disease, stroke top list of leading causes of death globally

Of the estimated 55 million people who died worldwide in 2011, two-thirds of all deaths globally were due to noncommunicable diseases (NCD), according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is up 60 percent More...

By Robert On Sunday, June 30th, 2013

WHO: Earlier ART recommended in new guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new treatment guidelines for HIV, which centers around earlier antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to the newly published guidelines. Image/CIA The new recommendations More...

By Robert On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
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Elton John calls on American and British officials to ramp up commitment to global fight against AIDS

Founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), Sir Elton John, has called upon the governments of the US and the UK to increase their efforts and commitments towards  the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, More...

By Robert On Monday, May 6th, 2013
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Lenny Kravitz teams up with UNICEF to do PSA on vaccine-preventable diseases

Multiple Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and guitarist, Lenny Kravitz, has partnered with UNICEF to create a new series of Public Service Announcements (PSA) to to urge people to join UNICEF to bring about More...

By Robert On Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Tetanus vaccination campaign kicks off in Haiti

In an effort to protect 1.2 million women of childbearing age and more than 240,000 babies born each year from tetanus and neonatal tetanus, respectively, Haiti today kicked off a new campaign to vaccinate women More...

By Robert On Monday, February 18th, 2013
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World Health Organization kicks off ‘Universal Health Coverage’ meeting today

“I regard universal coverage as the single most powerful concept that public health has to offer.” This is one of the statements made today by Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health More...

By Robert On Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

UN reports large decreases in new HIV infections according to report

There were more than 700 000 fewer new HIV infections globally in 2011 than in 2001. Africa has cut AIDS-related deaths by one third in the past six years, according to a newly published UNAIDS report titled Results. HIV More...

By Robert On Friday, September 28th, 2012

World Rabies Day is September 28, 2012

World Rabies Day is Sept. 28. It is a day to raise awareness about the impact of human and animal rabies. Image/CDC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says rabies is a deadly virus that can kill More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Swine flu: How a mild virus turned the world upside down

How come we’re not inundated with news reports days and night about the horrors of the swine flu pandemic anymore? Could it be that the media and government entities have figured out that the citizens don’t More...

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