Posts tagged "WHO"

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.

World health leaders meet in Geneva

“I believe the best days for health are ahead of us, not behind us,” said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan in her address to the World Health Assembly.

Child deaths drop worldwide, but ‘no excuse’ for US infant death ranking

The number of children under age 5 dying each year worldwide plummeted between 1990 and 2010, according to UNICEF and the World Health Organization. But an editorial in USA Today takes the U.S. to task for its lagging infant death rate.

UN summit offers hope for addressing epidemic of noncommunicable disease

Cynthia Hallet, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and chair-elect of APHA’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Section, is attending next week’s high-level meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations that will focus on developing a global strategy for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, or NCDs. In the commentary below,...

Today is World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is an opportunity to recognize viral hepatitis as a major global health problem and to focus on strategies such as strengthening prevention, screening and control, among others. This day also honors the man who discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967, and later developed an effective vaccine.