Posts tagged "WHO"

May 14 news: Ebola outbreak, trans fats, pollution and blood pressure, salmonella in eggs, pot and secondhand smoke

Check out today’s public health news on Monday, May 14, 2018.

April 7 news: FDA approves at-home genetic testing, World Health Day, opioid epidemic

Check out today's public health news for Friday, April 7, 2017.
APHA supports request for Zika funding

APHA supports request for Zika funding

The Obama administration Monday outlined a $1.9 billion plan to help prepare for, and respond to, the mosquito-borne virus, as health agencies raised their response.
(The Nation's Health): Zika declared public health emergency

(The Nation’s Health): Zika declared public health emergency

Public health workers in the Americas and beyond are on alert, following evidence that Zika — a mosquito-borne virus that is spreading explosively across the region — may be linked to serious birth defects.

Ebola updates: Eliminated in Nigeria and Senegal, US response efforts

Today, the World Health Organization announced on Twitter that Nigeria is free of Ebola, with 42 days — the disease’s incubation period is up to 21 days — having passed since its last confirmed case. On Friday, WHO declared the outbreak over in Senegal.
You can join US Ebola response right now

You can join US Ebola response right now

Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama announced “a major increase” in the nation’s response to Ebola. And you can help.
Health leaders: Ebola not threat to US if stopped quickly

Health leaders: Ebola not threat to US if stopped quickly

The Ebola outbreak, which started in West Africa, has been declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization. Read more about the Ebola's threat to the United States and how the outbreak can be addressed .

May 12 news: U.S. cervical cancer rates, WHO on alcohol, health centers and Medicaid

Check out the latest in public health news for Monday, May 12, 2014

Gaps remain in global health spending bills

As Congress heads into the August recess, the House and Senate have left a lot on the table to consider when they return in September
Want to celebrate National Public Health Week? Here’s how

Want to celebrate National Public Health Week? Here’s how

This year’s NPHW will take place April 1-5. Through the theme, “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money,” NPHW 2013 will recognize the tremendous value of public health in our lives – at home, in schools, at the workplace, on the move and in the community.

World Hepatitis Day supports one in 12 infected people worldwide

While the International AIDS Conference generated well-deserved attention this week, World Hepatitis Day pays homage to a health pandemic that receives significantly less attention. Saturday, July 28, marks the fifth global commemoration of an often silent but severe disease.

Sebelius touts health reform at WHO meeting

As the world’s health ministers gather this week in Geneva to talk about pressing global health challenges, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius can’t help but talk about health reform. On the international stage, the impact, gravity and inspirational nature of the measure take on a new meaning.