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- Participation sociale et promotion de la sante au Salvador (1970-2014)
- Piloting the promotion of bamboo skirt barriers to prevent Nipah virus transmission through date palm sap in BangladeshDrinking raw date palm sap contaminated with infected fruit bat saliva or urine is an important mode of Nipah virus transmission to humans in Bangladesh. Bamboo skirts are an effective way to interrupt bat access to the sap. We conducted a study from November 2008 to March 2009 to explore the effectiveness of higher- and […]
- Educacion sexual: opiniones y propuestas del alumnado y profesorado de los institutos de secundaria de Asturias, EspanaIntroducción: La educación sexual en las escuelas es clave para la formación de los jóvenes y hay evidencia de que los programas integrales tienen resultados en mejorar la salud. Sin embargo, a pesar de las numerosas propuestas puestas en marcha en nuestro país, no hay una incorporación efectiva. Este estudio plantea recoger la opinión del […]
- Culture in salutogenesis: the scholarship of Aaron AntonovskyAaron Antonovsky wrote extensively, although disjointedly, about the roles of culture in salutogenesis. This paper provides a synopsis of his work in this arena. A literature review identified those of his English language writings in which culture was a subject, and relevant text segments were analysed using an inductive followed by a deductive method. Using […]
- WHO welcomes appointment of UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis Dr Eric P. GoosbyWHO welcomes the appointment of the new United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Tuberculosis (TB), Dr Eric P. Goosby, M.D. Dr Goosby’s extensive and high-level experience in global health and diplomacy give him the perfect background for this critical role. Despite recent gains, tuberculosis remains a serious public health issue - fueled in part by […]
- Statement on the 4th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West AfricaThe fourth 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 Tuesday, 20 January 2015. This meeting was convened to review, in accordance with […]
- Noncommunicable diseases prematurely take 16 million lives annually, WHO urges more actionUrgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely – before the age of 70 – from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes, according to a new WHO report. “The global community has the […]
- WHO welcomes appointment of UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis Dr Eric P. Goosby