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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 announces head of new Health Emergencies ProgrammeWHO has announced the appointment of Dr Peter Salama as the Executive Director of its new Health Emergencies Programme, at the level of Deputy Director-General. He takes up his new post on 27 July 2016. Dr Salama is from Australia and is currently UNICEF Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa and Global Emergency […]
- Lower doses of yellow fever vaccine could be used in emergenciesThe yellow fever vaccine given as one fifth of the regular dose could be used to control an outbreak in case of vaccine shortages.
- WHO/PAHO and partners set out Zika strategic response plan for the next 18 monthsWHO/PAHO and partners have set out their strategic response to Zika which will place a greater focus on preventing and managing medical complications caused by Zika virus infection. To date, US$121.9 million are necessary to effectively implement the Zika Strategic Response Plan, July 2016 to December 2017. “Much has been learned about Zika virus infection, […]
- WHO announces head of new Health Emergencies Programme