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WHO Outlines 8 Ways Organization Supports Health In Syria

World Health Organization: 8 ways WHO supports health in Syria This post highlights eight “things to know about how WHO works in Syria to save lives and support health despite immense challenges: 1. Detecting and responding to disease outbreaks … 2. Delivering medical supplies despite insecurity, damaged roads, bureaucratic obstacles,…

New Countdown Aims To Strengthen Progress In Global Mental Health

The Lancet: Countdown Global Mental Health 2030 Shekhar Saxena, professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and colleagues “…[W]e announce the establishment of Countdown Global Mental Health, an independent, multistakeholder monitoring and accountability collaboration for mental health, within an initial timeframe of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: 5,000 cases of tropical parasite in Libya: ministry (2/27). Devex: The midwives at the forefront of the birthing crisis in Cox’s Bazar (Kumar, 2/28). Inside Philanthropy: Who is Tackling the World’s Biggest Overlooked Health Crisis? (Dickow, 2/25). Inter Press Service: U.N. Accused of Failing to Move Aggressively Against…

More News In Global Health

Al Jazeera: Distrust of polio vaccine plagues Afghanistan (Birtley, 2/3). Bloomberg Quint: Malaysia Asks WHO to Pull ‘Biased’ Report on Palm Oil Industry (Raghu, 2/3). Devex: Traffic fatalities in Southeast Asia, Africa higher than reports say (Ravindran, 2/4). Devex: Solar power sales help women avoid food insecurity in Yemen (Welsh,…

February 2019 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The February 2019 WHO Bulletin focuses on prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and features articles on the challenges and threats to NCD control, actions needed to prevent NCDs and improve mental health, and research on implementing national NCD action plans in…

Multi-Sectoral, Multi-Organizational Partnership Could Help Advance Global Mental Health Efforts

The Lancet Psychiatry: A partnership for transforming mental health globally Daniel V. Vigo, assistant professor for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, and colleagues “The large and increasing burden of mental and substance use disorders, its association with social disadvantage and decreased economic output, and the substantial…

BMJ Series Focuses On Solutions For NCD Prevention, Control

The BMJ: Solutions for non-communicable disease prevention and control “Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constitute a major global health challenge, hampering nations’ economic growth and sustainable development. … This new collection issue brings together a wide and diverse author group, to focus on key issues and suggest scalable solutions to accelerate the…