World Health Assembly

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Name: World Health Assembly
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

No Longer Business as Usual: Out of the Box Solutions Nee...

The World Health Assembly approved the World Health Organization's (WHO) new post-2015 global tuberculosis strategy and targets for TB In May 2014. The global initiative aims to achieve the targets for 2035 - 95% decline in TB deaths and 90% ...You ... [Published Rediff Realtime News - 9 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Antimicrobial Resistance and Use in Canada: A Federal Framework for Action

Antimicrobial resistance is a serious and growing public health threat in Canada and around the world. is a starting point for engagement and mobilization for action on antimicrobial resistance and use across Canada.  Canada’s actions are aligned with ... [Published Government of Canada - 19 hours ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Polio-Free Certification and Lessons Learned — South-East Asia Region, March 2014

Sunil Bahl, MD1, Rakesh Kumar, MD2, Nata Menabde, PhD3, Arun Thapa, MBBS4, Jeffrey McFarland, MD4, Virginia Swezy, MPH4, Rudolph H. Tangermann, MD5, Hamid S. Jafari, MD5, Linda Elsner6, Steven G.F. Wassilak, MD6, Olen M. Kew, PhD7, Stephen L. Cochi, MD6 ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

No longer business as usual: Out of the box solutions needed to end TB

In May 2014, the World Health Assembly approved the WHO's new post-2015 global TB strategy and targets for tuberculosis, which aims to achieve the targets for 2035-- 95% decline in TB deaths and 90% decline in TB incidence rate compared with 2015--less ... [Published OpEdNews - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Plan to fight TB

A NEW strategy to battle tuberculosis endorsed by the World Health Assembly in May this year could be tweaked for implementation in Fiji and the Pacific.According to World Health Organization's Western Pacific regional office team leader Dr Nishikiori ... [Published Fiji Times - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Making polio history

Polio has almost been eradicated world-wide.Almost, but not quite.Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan, the three countries still requiring vaccination blitzes, are some of the hardest-to-reach areas in the world, says Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotarian Patrick ... [Published Niagara Advance - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Global TB drug development efforts underfunded says WHO

Janssen-Cilag’s bedaquiline and Otsuka’s delamanid notwithstanding, the drug industry is not spending enough on the development of tuberculosis medicines according to the WHO.The World Health Organisation (WHO) made the comment in its Global Tuberculosis ... [Published In-Pharmatechnologist - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Sierra Leone News : Focus 1,000 Engages Religious Leaders on Ebola

Focus 1,000 on Wednesday 15 th   October organized a social mobilization workshop on Ebola at the conference hall of the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone at King Harman Road in Freetown.Chairman of the Board of Focus 1000, Alhaji U.N.S. Jah, revealed ... [Published AwarenessTimes - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Meeting agrees advances to fight tobacco epidemic; governments must make them an immediate priority

MOSCOW, 18 October 2014 –Decisions made this week in Moscow will save hundreds of millions of lives if governments work to implement them immediately, said the Framework Convention Alliance on Saturday.Topping their work plans should be implementing guidelines ... [Published Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Mission:To eliminate the main causes of avoidable blindness and visual impairment by bringing together governments and nongovernmental organizations around the planning, development, and implementation of sustainable national eye care programs.About the ... [Published Philanthropy News Digest - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

TB, global health threat

DEPUTY Secretary for Public Health Dr Eric Rafai has called on regional stakeholders to refrain from delays and complacency in addressing tuberculosis.Opening the 7th TB Control Meeting for the Pacific Islands in Nadi yesterday, he said TB's re-emergence ... [Published Fiji Times - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 2 reports

Living the healthy heart lifestyle

Home » Karachi By KARACHI: Poor lifestyle is one of the primary causes of developing cardiovascular disease. According to the World Health Organization over 17 million people die of cardiovascular diseases each year, a number which could come down substantially ... [Published Pakistan Press International - Sep 29 2014]

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IFRC Secretary-General Elhadj As Sy agrees: "It [Ebola] creates a lot of fear and extreme panic that sometimes leads to very irrational types of behaviours and measures, like closing borders, cancelling flights, isolating countries etc... The only solution is how can we join our efforts to contain those kinds of viruses and epidemics at their epicentre, right where it starts."
"We really need to think more about dengue virus because it is a real threat to us" Muhlberger said...
"This is a key meeting for TB controllers from all across the Pacific as this is a chance for all countries to discuss TB control and to share new information such as strategic guidelines on the management of TB" he said

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No Longer Business as Usual: Out of the Box Sol... [Published Rediff Realtime News - 9 hours ago]
No Longer Business as Usual: Out of the Box Sol... [Published MedIndia - 9 hours ago]
Antimicrobial Resistance and Use in Canada: A F... [Published Government of Canada - 19 hours ago]
Minister of Health unveils plan to tackle antim... [Published Government of Canada - 19 hours ago]
9 Deadliest Viruses on Earth [Published NewsMax.com - 20 hours ago]
West Pacific sets action plans on Ebola, other ... [Published SciDev.Net - 22 hours ago]
TB Still Deadly [Published Peace FM - Oct 24 2014]
President Ma meets Burkina Faso President Blais... [Published Office of the President, Taiwan - Oct 24 2014]
World Polio Day 2014 - Risk of the Deadly Disea... [Published MedIndia - Oct 24 2014]
Mustering final strength to extinguish polio fl... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Oct 24 2014]
Polio-Free Certification and Lessons Learned — ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 24 2014]
Liberia: The hard sell: containing Ebola by lif... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 23 2014]
No longer business as usual: Out of the box sol... [Published OpEdNews - Oct 23 2014]
Making polio history [Published Niagara Advance - Oct 23 2014]
Taiwan needs to prepare for Ebola [Published Taiwan News Online - Oct 23 2014]
The 9 Deadliest Viruses on Earth [Published LiveScience.com - Oct 23 2014]
‘Exceptional leadership, 100% government suppor... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Oct 23 2014]
VICTORIA WHITE: We need milk law legislation to... [Published Irish Examiner - Oct 23 2014]
Sierra Leone News : Focus 1,000 Engages Religio... [Published AwarenessTimes - Oct 22 2014]
Plan to fight TB [Published Fiji Times - Oct 22 2014]
Global TB drug development efforts underfunded ... [Published In-Pharmatechnologist - Oct 22 2014]
Global Burden of TB Higher Than Thought [Published American Journal of Public Health - Oct 22 2014]
Why Wasn't the WHO Ready for Ebola? [Published Slate Magazine - Oct 22 2014]
Public Evening Lecture: Prof Dame Sally Video N... [Published Society of Chemical Industry - Oct 22 2014]
President Ma meets delegation from US Hudson In... [Published Office of the President, Taiwan - Oct 22 2014]
President Ma meets Republic of Paraguay Preside... [Published Office of the President, Taiwan - Oct 22 2014]
Meeting agrees advances to fight tobacco epidem... [Published Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance - Oct 22 2014]
International Agency for the Prevention of Blin... [Published Philanthropy News Digest - Oct 21 2014]
TB, global health threat [Published Fiji Times - Oct 20 2014]
Indian government takes action on country’s gro... [Published Pharma Letter - Oct 19 2014]
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Liberia: The hard sell: containing Ebola by lif... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 23 2014]
Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent SocietiesCountry: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone By David Fisher With the largest outbreak of one of the world’s most frightening contagious diseases raging in Western Africa, is it time ...
No longer business as usual: Out of the box sol... [Published OpEdNews - Oct 23 2014]
In May 2014, the World Health Assembly approved the WHO's new post-2015 global TB strategy and targets for tuberculosis, which aims to achieve the targets for 2035-- 95% decline in TB deaths and 90% decline in TB incidence rate compared with 2015--less ...
[tt] WaPo: Five myths about Ebola [Published TranshumanTech - Oct 15 2014]
Five myths about Ebola http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-ebola/2014/10/10/6daf70de-4ffe-11e4-babe-e91da079cb8a_story.html Laurie Garrett is a senior fellow for global health at the Councilon Foreign Relations. Her latest book is ...
WASHINGTON POST: 5 Myths About Ebola. “Until nu... [Published Instapundit - Oct 12 2014]
WASHINGTON POST: 5 Myths About Ebola. “Until nurse Teresa Romero Ramos contracted Ebola in Madrid, the wealthy countries of Europe, North America and Asia seemed confident that the virus could be contained in advanced medical facilities. . . . Hubris ...
Garrett: Five myths about Ebola [Published H5N1 - Oct 12 2014]
Via The Washington Post, Laurie Garrett lists Five myths about Ebola. Excerpt:The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has reportedly claimed close to 4,000 lives, and World Health Organization officials believe the true death toll could be far higher. An international ...
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Is Siberia a Safe Place for Smallpox? [Published Slate Magazine - Jul 15 2014]
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Event: “Migration and Tuberculosis in the Post-... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - May 20 2014]
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