Health Workforce Policies in OECD Countries
Right Jobs, Right Skills, Right Places
The publication Health Workforce Policies in OECD Countries is from the series OECD Health Policy Studies. It concentrates on the key aspects and newest trends in the field of health workforce policies in the member states of the OECD.
Commission calls for urgent action against chronic diseases
A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) Independent High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) calls for urgent action to address chronic diseases and mental health disorders. It demands high-level political commitment and the immediate scaling up of actions to address the epidemic of NCDs, the world’s leading causes of death and ill health.
Getting medicine to flood victims in Somalia, no matter what
Recent flash and river flooding in Somalia has affected an estimated 772 000 people and displaced nearly 230 000 people from their homes. The World Health Organization in Somalia is responding to the health needs of the most vulnerable, including by airlifting emergency medical supplies to different parts of the country.
Global Health Watch 5: Berlin launch
For over a decade, Global Health Watch has been the definitive source for alternative analysis on health.
Global Health Watch 5 (GHW5) is the latest edition of what remains the leading source for radical analysis in global and development healthcare.
1 in 3 swimming-related disease outbreaks occur at hotels
Crypto parasite continues to cause most outbreaks and illnesses linked to pools and water playgrounds
A third of treated recreational waterborne disease outbreaks during 2000 through 2014 occurred in hotel pools or hot tubs, according to a report published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Training for 21st century doctors: medicine, business, and leadership development
Leaders from Penn's Perelman School of Medicine call for new academic approaches to train next generation
World No Tobacco Day 2018
In 2018, World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) will focus on "tobacco and heart disease". Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including stroke, are the world’s leading causes of death, and tobacco use is the second leading cause of CVDs, after high blood pressure.
World Press Freedom Day 2018
The theme for the 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day is “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law”.
Stanford Medicine’s Big Data in Precision Health Conference set for May 23-24
The two-day conference will feature leaders from academia, government and industry who harness immense data sets to more precisely predict, diagnose and treat disease.
Turning the Tide - Annual Report 2017 from TB Alliance
"2017 was a year of meaningful progress in the search for new drugs for TB, which is still the deadliest infectious disease worldwide."
How is the NHS performing?
March 2018 quarterly monitoring report
The King’s Fund published its first quarterly monitoring report in April 2011 as part of our work to track, analyse and comment on the changes and challenges the health and care system is facing. This is the 25th report and aims to take stock of what has happened over the past quarter.
Junior hospital doctors
“Junior” doctors: does terminology matter?
David Matthews from the Oxford Health Alliance suggests abandoning the term “junior” to address the low morale of UK “trainee” hospital doctors, aged between 23 and 40 years.
90–90–90 Treatment for All
An ambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic
By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status ...
Incident Management System
To enhance World Health Organisations Emergency Programme (WHE) response capability,
To enhance World Health Organisations Emergency Programme (WHE) response capability, WHE proposed the development of a series of training packages to build staff competencies, skills and knowledge, to enhance deployment and response capability.
MARIJUANA: The Latest Scientific Findings and Legalization
California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada became the latest states to legalize recreational marijuana, bringing to 28 the number of states that have okayed the drug for medicinal use, recreational use, or both ...
What do we know about the health impacts of marijuana, and what do we still need to learn?
An Economy for the 99%
It´s time to build a human economy that benefits everyone, not just the privileged few
New estimates show that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. As growth benefits the richest, the rest of society – especially the poorest – suffers.
European Virus Archive goes global
EVAg is a network of laboratories including 16 EU member state institutions and 9 non-EU institutions, that represent an extensive range of virological disciplines. EVAg establishes close relationships and collaborations with international organizations involved in public health (WHO, OIE and FAO).
Establishing a Global Vaccine-Development Fund
As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues, albeit at a much lower level than it reached in the spring, we still lack a vaccine that has been shown to be safe and effective.
Much attention has appropriately been directed at major disease targets such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis, and malaria, for which organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust are providing considerable financial support. Similar attention has been devoted to the provision of currently licensed pediatric vaccines, which is supported by GAVI (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization).