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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
- Vaccination must be scaled up in Ebola-affected countriesA growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola must be countered by urgent scaling up of routine immunization activities, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). “We are calling for the intensification of routine immunization services in all areas, and for mass measles vaccination campaigns in […]
- WHO calls on the world to “Gear up to End TB”As countries mark World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, WHO is calling for “global solidarity and action” to support a new 20-year strategy, which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. Recent years have seen tremendous progress in the fight against TB, with over 37 million lives saved, but much more needs to be done. […]
- Tobacco use declining but major intensification needed in reduction and control effortsNew data show a declining rate of tobacco use and an increase in numbers of non-smokers. But governments must intensify action to combat the tobacco industry and dramatically reduce consumption of tobacco products to, in turn, protect public health, according to WHO. Non-smoking is becoming the new norm worldwide, according to a new online WHO […]
- Vaccination must be scaled up in Ebola-affected countries