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With the ebola scare making headlines around the world and threatening the lives of many, more than 134 nations came together to pass a resolution pledging to tackle the deadly outbreak with urgency and vigor.
03:43 Nov 16, 2014
Bobby Ramakant says eliminating malaria from the Asia Pacific region in the next 15 years is an ambitious goal, a bold move by strong leadership on health security.
22:31 Nov 15, 2014
Twenty years on, there is still an overwhelming need to position gender equality, women's rights and women's empowerment at the heart of the global agenda.
22:54 Nov 14, 2014
The tobacco industry uses international trade agreements to force open new markets in low and middle income countries, to increase tobacco use and death.
13:49 Nov 7, 2014
(CNS): Foundation of HIV prevention is infact HIV testing said Dr Anthony Fauci of National Institutes of Health at the opening plenary (via video link) of the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P). But mobilizing people to go for voluntary and rep
23:33 Oct 31, 2014
People with diabetes have a three times greater risk of contracting TB than those without diabetes. People with TB have high rates of diabetes that often go undiagnosed.
16:24 Oct 31, 2014
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.
08:40 Oct 29, 2014
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.
06:01 Oct 29, 2014
As implementation of domestic tobacco control laws and global tobacco treaty advance, the tobacco industry is facing the heat. The industry has sued governments when they attempt to implement life-saving tobacco controls
05:33 Oct 28, 2014
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.
06:02 Oct 26, 2014
The WHO has confirmed that two people traveled from Guiena by public transportation to Kayes, a city in western Mali on the Senegal River.
12:22 Oct 24, 2014
Every week we hear updates on the number of infected and dead caused by Ebola but individual numbers aren't the whole story. The WHO projects millions of cases in Africa by next year!
07:45 Oct 24, 2014
A new Ebola case in the U.S. is reportedly linked to a Doctors Without Border medic who self-reported very early symptoms and was immediately placed in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.
06:37 Oct 24, 2014
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
With the news today that both Dallas nurses are being transferred to another hospital for treatment, it becomes important to learn about bio-safety levels.
09:42 Oct 16, 2014
She reported that Cuba for one has already sent 165 health professionals to the region and plans to send nearly 300 more.
05:36 Oct 16, 2014
They arrive from over 115 third world countries where tuberculosis kills 2.1 million people annually, and from countries where leprosy thrives.
05:27 Oct 16, 2014
29-year-old Amber Vinson flew on a commercial airline within a few hours of when she self-diagnosed as possible Ebola patient. But it isn't even clear if her hospital informed her of the guidelines.
11:49 Oct 15, 2014
The CDC and Frontier Airlines are notifying passengers who shared a flight with the second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola the very next day. Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth on Oct. 13 landing at 8:16 (local time) has
11:09 Oct 15, 2014

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