Tuesday, September 22, 2020

“Let’s Talk About Dementia” campaign for the Americas – one year on

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In September 2019, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in partnership with Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), launched the “Let’s Talk About Dementia” campaign in...

WHO validates Myanmar for eliminating trachoma as a public health problem

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has validated Myanmar for having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem. Myanmar is the tenth country worldwide and...

More than 3 billion people protected from harmful trans fat in their food

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Two years into the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ambitious effort to eliminate industrially produced trans fats from the global food supply, the Organization reports...

COVID-19 could reverse decades of progress toward eliminating preventable child deaths, agencies warn

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With the number of under-five deaths at an all-time recorded low of 5.2 million in 2019, disruptions in child and maternal health services due...

Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality online consultation for coverage targets for Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality

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Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) is a global initiative with the ultimate goal of ending preventable maternal mortality to support achievement of Sustainable Development...

172 countries and multiple candidate vaccines engaged in COVID-19 vaccine Global Access Facility

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Nine CEPI-supported candidate vaccines are part of the COVAX initiative, with a further nine candidates under evaluation, and procurement conversations on-going with additional producers...

World Mental Health Day: an opportunity to kick-start a massive scale-up in investment in...

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Joint release by the World Health Organization, United for Global Mental Health and the World Federation for Mental HealthMental health is one of the...

Preventing HIV in high HIV burden settings through voluntary medical male circumcision

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Preventing heterosexually acquired HIV and achieving global HIV incidence goals require a combination of interventions. Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is one of these...

World Humanitarian Day 2020: A tribute to aid workers on the front lines

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Amid a global pandemic, unprecedented needs and growing insecurity, aid workers and health-care responders are staying and delivering to the world’s most vulnerable people.Last...

INCB, WHO and UNODC statement on access to internationally controlled medicines during COVID-19 pandemic

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Scope (COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients affected by the pandemic)The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office...

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