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Sara Rodgers (London/UK)
Erika Bro (Sydney/Australia)
Immediate Past Global Chair:
Emily Hennessy (Nashville/USA)
Founder and Faculty Adviser
Hope Corbin (Bellingham/USA)
- Impact of a sex education programme in terms of knowledge, attitudes and sexual behaviour among adolescents in Asturias (Spain)Global Health Promotion, Ahead of Print. Sex education in schools is an adolescents’ right, and can have health benefits, such as improved knowledge or increased condom use. In Asturias, a secondary school programme called Neither Ogres Nor Princesses educates pupils for four years with trained teaching staff and external workshops. This study examined whether this programme […]
- Timely and significant call for planetary health promotionGlobal Health Promotion, Ahead of Print. The 2019 IUHPE Global Health Promotion Conference held in Rotorua New Zealand, provided an unparalleled opportunity to demonstrate the contribution of health promotion to the achievement of planetary health and sustainable development. This brief conference report outlines the intent of the two conference statements and calls for action by […]
- Adaptation of the event history calendar for Ugandan adolescentsGlobal Health Promotion, Ahead of Print. Adolescent and emerging adult risk behavior is a concern globally. Discussing health promotive and risk behaviors with adolescents and young adults can be challenging regardless of the country of data collection and dominant culture. In the United States, event history calendars have been used in both research and clinical […]
- Cultural influence on mindful eating: traditions and values as experienced by Mexican-American and non-Hispanic white parents of elementary-school childrenGlobal Health Promotion, Ahead of Print. Objective:To examine perceptions of mindful eating and mindful food parenting among parents of elementary school children.Methods:Four focus groups were conducted with 19 Mexican-American parents and 13 non-Hispanic white parents of children from a northern California elementary school.Results:Themes emerging from this research included food traditions during mealtime, perceptions of mindful […]
- Adapting a water, sanitation, and hygiene picture-based curriculum in the Dominican RepublicGlobal Health Promotion, Ahead of Print. Water, sanitation, and hygiene issues present barriers to health in rural Dominican Republic. Limited access to adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene accompanies a prevalence of water, sanitation, and hygiene-related diseases. To address these issues, an education and behavior change program using community health clubs has been adapted for areas […]
- Impact of a sex education programme in terms of knowledge, attitudes and sexual behaviour among adolescents in Asturias (Spain)
- More than 140,000 die from measles as cases surge worldwideWorldwide more than 140,000 people died from measles in 2018, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC). These deaths occurred as measles cases surged globally, amidst devastating outbreaks in all regions. Most deaths were among children under 5 years of age. […]
- More pregnant women and children protected from malaria, but accelerated efforts and funding needed to reinvigorate global response, WHO report showsThe number of pregnant women and children in sub-Saharan Africa sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets and benefiting from preventive medicine for malaria has increased significantly in recent years, according to the World Health Organization’s World malaria report 2019. However, accelerated efforts are needed to reduce infections and deaths in the hardest-hit countries, as progress stalls. […]
- WHO Director-General praises bravery of health workers during visit to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following fatal attacks on Ebola respondersWorld Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today visited health workers affected by recent armed attacks on Ebola response staff that killed four outbreak responders and injured seven others in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Dr Tedros called for improved security in the region to protect health workers trying to contain […]
- More than 140,000 die from measles as cases surge worldwide