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World: World Hepatitis Day 2014: Think again

Source: World Health OrganizationCountry: World Every year on 28 July, WHO and partners mark World Hepatitis Day to increase awareness and understanding about viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes. This year's theme, 'Think Again' acknowledges ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 29 mins ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Today is World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is recognised every year on the 28th July. This date was chosen to mark the birthday of Professor Baruch Blumberg, awarded the Nobel Prize for his work in discovering the hepatitis B virus.He said: ‘It's good to know that my birthday ... [Published PANORAMA.am - 8 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

The top ten global health threats

Via The Independent: As Ebola, Mers and HIV/Aids make headlines, what are the biggest risks to the world's health? And what is being done about them? Excerpt:Infectious diseases can break out suddenly, almost anywhere in the world, and with devastating ... [Published H5N1 - 17 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

WHO calls for coordinated hepatitis controls

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries to adopt a coordinated, multi-sectoral approach to protect people from hepatitis, which kills approximately half a million people every year in 11 countries that constitute the WHO’s Southeast Asia ... [Published Jakarta Post - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

World Hepatitis Day — July 28, 2014

, marks the 4th annual World Hepatitis Day. Nearly 400 million persons are living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C, and more than 1 million die annually as a result of their infection. This year, the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA) reaffirmed the global ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Viral hepatitis kills 0.5m people a year in South East Asia: WHO

Viral hepatitis kills half a million people every year in the 11 countries of WHO’s South-East Asia Region, including Bangladesh.An estimated 100 million people are currently infected with hepatitis B virus and another 30 million with hepatitis C vir ... [Published New Age Bangladesh - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

A step in the right direction for palliative care but more evidence is needed

In the editorial, the authors mention this year’s landmarks in palliative care advocacy: the joint WPCA/WHO publication: ‘ Global Atlas of Palliative Care at the End of Life ’ and the World Health Assembly resolution: ‘ Strengthening of palliative care ... [Published EHospice - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

ISIS Orders Iraqi Women to Undergo Female Genital Mutilation

REUTERSISIS, the militant group wreaking havoc across Iraq and Syria , has ordered all women and girls in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation , according to a United Nations report.The Sunni Muslim fighters issued ... [Published The Atlantic Wire - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Why toilets are essential for growing healthy children - The Guardian

General NewsThe GuardianWhy toilets are essential for growing healthy childrenThe Guardian... women and a supportive health environment). What will it take to get the number of stunted children to below the World Health Assembly targets (100 million by ... [Published Grub4Life - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Childhood obesity could increase to 75 million by 2025

The number of obese and overweight children in the world could increase from 44 million in 2012 to 75 million by 2025, according to a report for the World Health Organisation (WHO). This is faster than the growth rate from 1990, when the number was 31 ... [Published Bariatric News - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 2 reports

World: WHO welcomes global momentum on viral hepatitis

Source: World Health OrganizationCountry: World 23 JULY 2014 ¦ MELBOURNE/GENEVA - On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, WHO welcomes new progress in tackling one of the world’s most serious diseases. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 2 reports

Global immunisation coverage reaches 84%

More than 111 million infants, 84% of the world’s children, received vaccines for deadly diseases last year, while 21.8 million remained unvaccinated, according to new estimates from World Health Organisation (WHO) and Unicef.The global coverage with ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - Jul 21 2014]

Quotes

"There is nothing which is cheap and easy to handle when we talk of patient care. Policies and medical procedures need to be adhered to when we want to protect and treat people holistically regardless of one's status" says Lingomanje
...This year’s theme, ‘Think Again’ acknowledges that "we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world."
"(Australia) can't keep sticking our head in the sand and wait for a tidal wave of liver disease."

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World: World Hepatitis Day 2014: Think again [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 29 mins ago]
World Hepatitis Day Is an Opportunity to Stop T... [Published Huffington Post - 44 mins ago]
Malawi: World Hepatitis Day - Malawi Fails to A... [Published AllAfrica.com - 1 hour ago]
‘Think again’ on World Hepatitis Day [Published Southlands Sun - 3 hours ago]
Today is World Hepatitis Day [Published PANORAMA.am - 8 hours ago]
World Hepatitis Day: India has the second highe... [Published zeenews.com - 9 hours ago]
Roundup: Australia facing "tidal wave of liver ... [Published Individual.com - 13 hours ago]
Call for concerted efforts to fight silent killers [Published Himalayan Times - 15 hours ago]
Monday is World Hepatitis Day [Published Wellington Times - 16 hours ago]
World Hepatitis Day today : Hepatitis C can now... [Published Daily Times - 17 hours ago]
The top ten global health threats [Published H5N1 - 17 hours ago]
‘Think again’ about silent killer Hepatitis: WHO [Published Pakistan Today - 20 hours ago]
'When bacteria and virus can work so well toget... [Published Mangalorean - 23 hours ago]
World Hepatitis Day 2014 [Published MedIndia - Jul 27 2014]
WHO calls for coordinated hepatitis controls [Published Jakarta Post - Jul 27 2014]
WHO in the Western Pacific: Working towards a h... [Published WHO WPRO - Jul 26 2014]
Politics as a resource for health [Published Crikey Media - Jul 26 2014]
Viral hepatitis kills 0.5m people a year in Sou... [Published New Age Bangladesh - Jul 25 2014]
A step in the right direction for palliative ca... [Published EHospice - Jul 25 2014]
World Hepatitis Day — July 28, 2014 [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 25 2014]
Time for International Oversight of Research wi... [Published Third World Network - Jul 25 2014]
Viral Hepatitis in Resource-limited Settings [Published Diabetes Care - Jul 25 2014]
Action needed ASAP to fight Viral Hepatitis [Published India Infoline - Jul 25 2014]
News Scan for Jul 24, 2014 [Published Centre For Infectious Disease Research and Policy - Jul 25 2014]
Share in the politics of poor health [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Jul 24 2014]
Why toilets are essential for growing healthy c... [Published Grub4Life - Jul 24 2014]
Childhood obesity could increase to 75 million ... [Published Bariatric News - Jul 24 2014]
How the EU stepped up its game on nutrition [Published Devex - Jul 24 2014]
ISIS Orders Iraqi Women to Undergo Female Genit... [Published The Atlantic Wire - Jul 24 2014]
Haiti: Haiti to launch cholera vaccination with... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 23 2014]
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World: World Hepatitis Day 2014: Think again [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 29 mins ago]
Source: World Health OrganizationCountry: World Every year on 28 July, WHO and partners mark World Hepatitis Day to increase awareness and understanding about viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes. This year's theme, 'Think Again' acknowledges ...
The top ten global health threats [Published H5N1 - 17 hours ago]
Via The Independent: As Ebola, Mers and HIV/Aids make headlines, what are the biggest risks to the world's health? And what is being done about them? Excerpt:Infectious diseases can break out suddenly, almost anywhere in the world, and with devastating ...
Haiti: Haiti to launch cholera vaccination with... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 23 2014]
Source: World Health Organization, Pan American Health OrganizationCountry: Haiti Campaign will target 200,000 people in three departments. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented the vaccines, which were financed with UN emergency funds Port-of-Prince, ...
World: WHO welcomes global momentum on viral he... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 23 2014]
Source: World Health OrganizationCountry: World 23 JULY 2014 ¦ MELBOURNE/GENEVA - On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, WHO welcomes new progress in tackling one of the world’s most serious diseases. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as ...
[Comment] Sexual and reproductive health and ri... [Published The Lancet online - Jul 17 2014]
In May, 2014, at the 67th Session of the World Health Assembly, member states reviewed the progress made in the implementation of resolution WHA57.12, the WHO Reproductive Health Strategy. The progress report noted that although a range of regulations ...
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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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