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For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on testing, treating and managing latent TB infection (LTBI) in individuals with high risk of developing the disease.
40 hours ago
As HIV prevention needs and contexts vary, it is important to expand the range of effective prevention options that people can use, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said.
42 hours ago
The World Health Assembly approved the WHO's new post-2015 global TB strategy and targets for tuberculosis, which aims to achieve the targets for 2035- 95% decline in TB deaths and 90% decline in TB incidence rate.
4 days ago
The WHO has confirmed that two people traveled from Guiena by public transportation to Kayes, a city in western Mali on the Senegal River.
6 days ago
At global tobacco treaty negotiations in Russia, Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO is worried big tobacco is openly going after children.
04:19 Oct 19, 2014
Tobacco industry allies tried to persuade government delegations before the global tobacco treaty negotiations began in Moscow, but governments who ratified the treaty voted for public health.
22:01 Oct 18, 2014
The U.S. government has awarded nearly 13,500 visas to people in three of the Ebola-afflicted countries, and 190,000 people from the 16 countries experiencing the Ebola outbreak visit the US each year.
20:31 Oct 17, 2014
Mohamed Dhaaley puts the case for the government of Somalia to create and enforce a copyright law, to prevent the piracy of books created by authors.
16:29 Oct 13, 2014
Indoor air quality concerns more than just fumes and smoke in the house. Dampness and mould pose health risks, especially for people living with asthma.
03:59 Oct 13, 2014
Researchers have demonstrated that childhood obesity prevention programmes have a positive health impact on body mass index (BMI - a measure of body fat based upon height and weight). So policies and practices should take this evidence into consider
08:17 Oct 11, 2014
But what astounded Alina Saba, a young indigenous woman participant from Limbu tribe of Nepal, was: 'When I arrived in NYC, I was struck by the level of inequality that exists in this world. of Ne
20:18 Oct 3, 2014
The conflict of interest between pharmaceutical companies/medical manufacturers, and public health is seldom made evident.
12:30 Oct 2, 2014
World Heart Day, 29th September 2014
01:59 Sep 30, 2014
Incidentally 22nd Cochrane Colloquium on 'evidence-informed public health: challenges and opportunities' theme is being held in Hyderabad, India (21-26 September 2014) and will be followed by the 3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research on
17:21 Sep 28, 2014
Commendable progress has been made in the South Asia to advance evidence-based healthcare and let evidence inform policy and programs at different levels.
06:27 Sep 28, 2014
It was Dr Gordon Guyatt of Macmaster University, Canada, who had first coined the term 'evidence based medicine' in 1990. In an interview at the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium being held in Hyderabad, India,
13:37 Sep 26, 2014
Whenever natural disasters and humanitarian crises occur, enormous amount of resources are spent on relief and aid services, albeit without knowing whether they will do more good than harm. Despite best intentions, lot of interventions are happening
06:53 Sep 26, 2014
Well, any right-minded person would say NO. But the global, as well as the local media, has castigated India for not ratifying the Protocol of Amendment for the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).
13:50 Sep 23, 2014
For management of disasters and humanitarian crises, doing something is not enough-but doing the right thing at the right time is.
20:47 Sep 22, 2014
Genital tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major causes of tubal infertility. Some studies show that only two per cent of women with genital TB have live births. Genital TB is usually asymptomatic so needs higher degree of clinical suspicion so that ac
13:16 Sep 22, 2014


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