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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
- 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 agrees Global Malaria Strategy and Programme Budget 2016-17WHO Member States today agreed a new global malaria strategy for 2016-2030 and approved the Organization's proposed programme budget for 2016-2017. The strategy aims to reduce the global disease burden by 40% by 2020, and by at least 90% by 2030. It also aims to eliminate malaria in at least 35 new countries by 2030.
- Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly opens in GenevaAngela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany addressed delegates on the first morning of the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly. "The WHO is the only international organization that has universal political legitimacy on global health issues,” she said. Chancellor Merkel called for a new plan to deal with “catastrophes” like the recent Ebola outbreak. […]
- WHO Director-General and WHA President present annual public health awards