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- Community matters - why outbreak responses need to integrate health promotionCommunities are characterized by common interests, common ecology, and common social system or structure. These characteristics, qualities, and processes involved in the community affect both health behaviors and health outcomes during disease outbreaks. Hence, health promotion theorists and practitioners emphasize working ‘with’ rather than ‘on’ communities. They believe health promotion, with all its experiences in […]
- The use of focus groups as a basis for planning and implementing culturally appropriate health promotion among people with diabetes in the Arab communityObjective: The main study objective was to identify perceived barriers to achieving glycemic control among the Arab population in Israel, by both members of the Arab community with type 2 diabetes and by primary care teams working with the Arab community. Methods: A series of six focus groups using qualitative research methodology were conducted in […]
- La reforma de las competencias esenciales y la formacion en materia de salud en Africa desde la perspectiva de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible
- Health education and promotion at the site of an emergency: experience from the Chinese Wenchuan earthquake responseTheories and strategies of social mobilization, capacity building, mass and interpersonal communication, as well as risk communication and behavioral change were used to develop health education and promotion campaigns to decrease and prevent injuries and infectious diseases among the survivors of the Wenchuan earthquake in May 2008. We evaluated the effectiveness of the campaigns and […]
- La reforme des competences essentielles et la formation en sante en Afrique dans la perspective des Objectifs de developpement durable
- Community matters - why outbreak responses need to integrate health promotion
- Yellow fever vaccination essential for Angola, WHO reminds travellersAs efforts to bring an outbreak of yellow fever in Angola under control continue, WHO is reminding all travellers to the country that they are required to receive the yellow fever vaccination and to have a valid certificate of vaccination to prove that they are protected from the disease and to prevent its further spread. […]
- On World Malaria Day, a push to eliminate malaria25 April 2016 -- A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, WHO is releasing a World Malaria Day report that shows this goal, although ambitious, is achievable.
- Process to elect next Director-General of WHO beginsThe process to elect the next Director-General of the WHO is now underway. As of today, Member States can nominate candidates to be the new head of the global public health body, the first step in a rigorous process which will culminate in a final round of voting at the World Health Assembly in May […]
- Yellow fever vaccination essential for Angola, WHO reminds travellers