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Pakistan: Curing one club foot at a time
Two in every thousand children worldwide are born with clubfoot, a congenital disorder that seriously affects mobility. The ratio is much higher in lower income countries, like Pakistan, where an average of 6,000–7,000 cases of clubfoot are reported every year.
Tuberculosis screening in asylum seekers in Germany: a need for better data
Screening for tuberculosis among asylum seekers is a cornerstone of tuberculosis prevention and control strategies in many European countries. Screening programmes need to follow Wilson and Jungner's classic screening criteria and should ensure that screening is based on evidence, monitoring, and quality assurance.
More US adolescents up to date on HPV vaccination
CDC reports show encouraging signs for preventing future cancers
The number of adolescents who are up to date on HPV vaccination – meaning they started and completed the HPV vaccine series – increased five percentage points from 2016 to 2017, according to results from a national survey published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
In 2017, nearly 66 percent of adolescents aged 13-17 years received the first dose to start the vaccine series, and nearly 49 percent of adolescents received all the recommended doses to complete the series.
Shared Humanity our Only Hope Against Hatred
Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya and was born in the city that was Mother Teresa’s home- Calcutta, India.
Shigellosis outbreak linked to European Rainbow Gathering in Poland
Fourteen cases of Shigella sonnei have been reported among participants of a Rainbow Gathering in the south-east of Poland
Between 5 and 10 August 2018, 45 participants presented with gastroenteritis symptoms, 14 of these tested positive for Shigella sonnei. The event took place between 13 July and 11 August and so it is likely that most participants, which come from many countries within the EU, have now left the area.
Outbreak: Fighting Ebola in a conflict zone
For the second time in a matter of months, Ebola once again threatens lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This time the deadly Ebola has struck North Kivu, an area rife with armed conflict and violence that could make the virus even more devastating.
Can a new EU project improve health on the high seas?
The European Union has launched a new interdisciplinary project designed to optimise health management on ships without doctors on board. In a time when seafarers still face plentiful health risks at sea, could the new e-healthy digital platform help lighten the load?
The Number of Women with Opioid Use Disorder at Labor and Delivery Quadrupled from 1999-2014
First state-based analysis shows increases in all states studied
The number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) at labor and delivery more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, according to a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally
Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank.
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”.
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?
Estimating HIV incidence and number of undiagnosed individuals living with HIV in the European Union/European Economic Area, 2015
Since 2011, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) incidence appears unchanged in the European Union/European Economic Area with between 29,000 and 33,000 new cases reported annually up to 2015.
Typhoid Fever: A Race Against Time
Salmonella uses immune cells, the Biozentrum of the University of Basel
The life-threatening disease typhoid fever results from the ongoing battle between the bacterial pathogen Salmonella and the immune cells of the body. Prof. Dirk Bumann's research group at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has now uncovered how the typhoid pathogen repeatedly manages to evade the host's immune system. Their findings are published in the scientific journal Cell Host & Microbe