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- Understanding the mechanisms underpinning health inequalities: lessons from economics
- The effectiveness and barriers of implementing a workplace health promotion program to improve metabolic disorders in older workers in TaiwanTo determine the effectiveness of a pragmatic health promotion program to improve the metabolic disorders in older workers in Taiwan, we conducted a 24-week quasi-experiment in three worksites in southern Taiwan in 2010. Among 1,245 workers, 108 met the inclusion criteria (full-time workers aged over 50 years) and agreed to participate in the study. They […]
- Evaluation outcomes of a sex education strategy in high schools of Pavia (Italy)Aim: We aimed to provide process and effectiveness evaluations of a sex education intervention realized with interactive techniques in high schools of Pavia (Italy). Methods: Six public high schools, divided into ‘treated’ and ‘control’ units, voluntarily joined this mixed-methods study. Only second-year classes were enrolled: treated adolescents followed a sex education course, performed by trained […]
- WHO and Ministry of Health expand cholera response to minimize future riskIn an effort to stop the spread of cholera in South Sudan, the Ministry of Health, with support from WHO and partners, is ramping up disease surveillance, treatment and prevention efforts. Conflict is threatening the health of thousands of people and 271 cholera cases have been reported, including 14 deaths.
- WHO encourages countries to act now to reduce deaths from viral hepatitisAhead of World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, WHO urges countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the disease, and to increase access to testing and treatment services. Today, only 1 in 20 people with viral hepatitis know they have it. And just 1 in 100 with the disease is being treated.
- Countries start to act on noncommunicable diseases but need to speed up efforts to meet global commitmentsA new WHO report highlights the need to intensify national action to meet the global targets governments have agreed to protect people from heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and lung diseases. Globally, these 4 noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) represent the largest cause of death in people aged under 70 years, posing a major threat to sustainable development. […]
- WHO and Ministry of Health expand cholera response to minimize future risk