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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 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 […]
- Statement on the 5th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the Ebola outbreak in West AfricaThe 5th meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 regarding the Ebola virus disease (EVD, or “Ebola”) outbreak in West Africa was conducted with members and advisors of the Emergency Committee on Thursday, 9 April 2015. As provided in the IHR 2005, the main issues […]
- Caesarean sections should only be performed when medically necessaryCaesarean section is one of the most common surgeries in the world, with rates continuing to rise, particularly in high- and middle-income countries. Although it can save lives, caesarean section is often performed without medical need, putting women and their babies at-risk of short- and long-term health problems. A new statement from the World Health […]
- WHO calls for increased transparency in medical research