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- Establishing a disability-inclusive agenda for sustainable development in 2015 and beyondDisability was omitted from the Millennium Declaration and eight Millennium Development Goals. As a result, individuals with disabilities and their advocates, health-related agencies and major United Nations (UN) groups collaborated to explicate the rights and needs of persons with disabilities. A community empowerment approach was guided by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with […]
- El Internet como fuente de informacion sobre la salud: la vision de estudiantes de Andalucia, EspanaEl Internet (la red para usuarios de computadora) puede ser una herramienta útil para adolescentes y jóvenes en la búsqueda y uso de información sobre la salud. Las razones para ello han sido descritas en diversos estudios, sin embargo la confianza en la información disponible en el Internet es variable y persisten necesidades de alfabetización […]
- Conectando la investigacion y las politicas en America Latina y el Caribe: el caso de la violencia
- Re-envisioning global agricultural trade: time for a paradigm shift to ensure food security and population health in low-income countriesIn this commentary, we use examples from West Africa to highlight how the liberalization of global agricultural trade exacerbates population health inequalities by threatening the livelihoods and food security of communities in low-income settings. We highlight the exploitative nature of trade agreements with West African countries demonstrating how these agreements disincentivize local agricultural investment and […]
- Establishing a disability-inclusive agenda for sustainable development in 2015 and beyond
- World Health Assembly gives WHO green light to reform emergency and response progammeDelegates at the World Health Assembly made a series of decisions stemming from the 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak. These give the WHO Secretariat the go-ahead to carry out structural reforms so it can prepare for and respond rapidly, flexibly and effectively to emergencies and disease outbreaks. Delegates at the 68th World Health Assembly welcomed […]
- WHA reaches agreement on polio, International Health Regulations and strengthening surgical careThe World Health Assembly continued progress Friday, reaching agreements on polio eradication; further implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005); surgical care and medical products. Delegates at the World Health Assembly today agreed on a resolution in which Member States recommit to stopping polio and to preparing for the phased withdrawal of oral polio vaccines.
- WHO Director-General and WHA President present annual public health awardsDirector-General Dr Margaret Chan and the President of the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly, Dr Jagat Prakash Nadda, today led the World Health Assembly’s annual awards ceremony, presenting four prizes to leaders in public health. The Sasakawa Health Prize was given to the Childbirth with Dignity Foundation, which has helped transform the field of obstetrics in […]
- World Health Assembly gives WHO green light to reform emergency and response progamme