This week, the World Health Assembly is meeting in Geneva. Elections for the the next Director General of the World Health Organization is a top item Read More
Delegates at the World Health Assembly have agreed resolutions and decisions on air pollution, chemicals, the health workforce, childhood obesity, violence, noncommunicable diseases, and the election of the next Director-General.
Populations are aging – that is to say, there’s a growing proportion of older adults compared to the rest of society – across the Americas. While not a concern in itself, aging populations are a concern for mental health care in countries such as Colombia, where 41 percent of older adults have symptoms of depression,
SciDev.Net: Periods are the next frontier of humanitarian response “…The third ever Menstrual Hygiene Day, celebrated [May 28], is a sign that these issues are gaining wider recognition. It is also encouraging to find menstrual hygiene research beginning to shape the agendas of international relief organizations. … I rang Nicole Klaesener-Metzner, an [International Rescue Committee…More
The Hill: It’s time to support breastfeeding Asma Lateef, director of the Bread for the World Institute “…A resolution being drafted at the World Health Assembly this week would go far in protecting mothers from inappropriate promotion of breastmilk substitutes and other foods marketed as suitable for children younger than three years old. The resolution…More
Misinformation poses a problem to development both in the developed and developing world. With the rise of ICTs, particularly social media, misinformation is propagated faster and wider and therefore threatens development. Misinformation fuels violence, hinders public health, governance, and other development efforts. If ICTs can be used to propagate misinformation, why not use the same to counter misinformation? The Sentinel Project is using ICTs to map and counter misinformation that can lead to violence, hence preventing communities from succumbing to mass atrocities
Anshu, a teenager who lives in a village in Raebareli District of Uttar Pradesh, India, was a friendly and lively girl. But when she reached puberty, she had very little information about how to manage her menstruation, and she began to lose her confidence. During those days each month she did not venture out from her […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHealthy markets: essential to improving health and saving livesThe profound effect of girls’ dreamsJosé Jerónimo: a cancer hero among us ;
Physical activity (PA) has been shown to decline during adolescence, and those with lower education have lower levels of activity already at this age, calling for targeted efforts for them.
Associated Press: Taiwan minister hopes to work with China on health issues “Taiwan hopes to work with China to help improve the health of people ‘on both sides of the Taiwan Strait’ and is engaging more with the world to fight viruses like Zika, MERS, Ebola, and dengue, the Taiwanese health minister said in an…More
by Matthew J. Page, Larissa Shamseer, Douglas G. Altman, Jennifer Tetzlaff, Margaret Sampson, Andrea C. Tricco, Ferrán Catalá-López, Lun Li, Emma K.
Publication date: July 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 160 Author(s): Erin J.