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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 Malaria Day: call to close gaps in prevention and treatment to defeat malariaWHO is calling on the global health community to urgently address significant gaps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria. Despite dramatic declines in malaria cases and deaths since 2000, more than half a million lives are still lost to this preventable disease each year. At least three quarters of malaria deaths occur in […]
- Global vaccination targets ‘off-track’ warns WHO22 APRIL 2015 | GENEVA – Progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off-track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases. In the lead-up to World Immunization Week 2015 (24–30 April), WHO is calling for renewed efforts […]
- WHO calls for increased transparency in medical researchWHO today issued a public statement calling for the disclosure of results from clinical trials for medical products, whatever the result. The move aims to ensure that decisions related to the safety and efficacy of vaccines, drugs and medical devices for use by populations are supported by the best available evidence. “Our intention is to […]
- World Malaria Day: call to close gaps in prevention and treatment to defeat malaria