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Health effects of exposure to e-waste : The Lancet Global Health

Much e-waste recycling occurs in the informal sector, in homes where women and children are engaged in unsafe recycling practices without the benefit or the knowledge of exposure-minimising technology or protective equipment.

In response to the lack of specific data and little awareness from public health on the effect of e-waste on children's health, the WHO department of Public Health and Environment (PHE) is developing a specific plan of action. 

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Megacity Kolkata joins WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities

Megacity Kolkata joins WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

On the International Day of Older Persons, WHO welcomes Kolkata, India as the 105th member of its Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. Kolkata is the first city to join from WHO’s South-East Asia Region. Other member cities include New York, La Plata (Argentina), Canberra and Geneva.

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Children Bear Brunt of South Africa’s Tuberculosis Epidemic

Children Bear Brunt of South Africa’s Tuberculosis Epidemic | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), South Africa has the highest rate of new TB cases annually. Thousands of people in South Africa continue to be infected by a disease that’s been virtually eradicated in the developed world.

 

TB is primarily an illness of poverty. It thrives when people live together in large numbers in close proximity, often surrounded by smoke in small spaces with poor ventilation.

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Millennium development goals four and five progress check - Interactive map

Millennium development goals four and five progress check - Interactive map | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
The WHO's latest World Health Statistics report contains updates on health-related millennium development goals.
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Why are children missing from WHO targets on non-infectious diseases?

Why are children missing from WHO targets on non-infectious diseases? | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Children die from cancer, heart disease and other non-infectious diseases but they are in danger of being forgotten as global targets for action are drawn up, say health groups...
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WHO Board Plan For Fake Medicines Mechanism Excludes Trade And IP

WHO Board Plan For Fake Medicines Mechanism Excludes Trade And IP | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The World Health Organization Executive Board this week agreed to propose to the May World Health Assembly the establishment of a mechanism for international collaboration on counterfeit and substandard medical products, but with the exclusion of trade and intellectual property issues.

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UN launches plan to accelerate male circumcision for AIDS prevention in Africa

UN launches plan to accelerate male circumcision for AIDS prevention in Africa | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
The United Nations body tasked with combating the spread of HIV/AIDS and the United States scheme that funds global efforts against the pandemic today launched a five-year action framework to accelerate the scaling up of voluntary medical male...
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Pakistan polio campaign hit by fresh attacks - Telegraph

Pakistan polio campaign hit by fresh attacks  - Telegraph | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Gunmen in Pakistan have mounted fresh attacks on health workers carrying out polio vaccinations, taking the death toll to nine and prompting UNICEF and WHO to suspend work on a campaign opposed by the Taliban.

Rumours about polio drops being a plot to sterilise Muslims have long dogged efforts to tackle the disease in Pakistan, but suspicion of vaccination programmes intensified after the jailing of a doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden in 2011 using a hepatitis campaign.
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Another example of how complot theorists can promote violence. Nevertheless, we should think about the fact that funds could be distributed in a different way, allowing public health campaigns to be carried at the national level and by local practicioners...

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Linking Child Malnutrition to Agriculture

Linking Child Malnutrition to Agriculture | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

In the last years, and particularly in the context of rising food prices, a number of global initiatives have increased public awareness and created momentum for nutrition including the Scaling Up Nutrition movement and the recent UK led Global Hunger Event. They have also highlighted the need to expand beyond the traditional delivery channels for nutrition and explore how nutrition sensitive interventions can be implemented by other sectors, including agriculture. Agriculture affects health and nutrition in tangible ways...

 

Last week, the WHO, UNICEF and the World Bank issued a report on child malnutrition. The full version is at disposal here: http://www.who.int/nutgrowthdb/jme_unicef_who_wb.pdf

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'Race against time' as 50 countries set to miss health-related MDGs

'Race against time' as 50 countries set to miss health-related MDGs | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Despite 'spectacular' progress, 66 countries are unlikely to meet millennium development goal (MDG) five on maternal deaths and 52 countries are set to miss MDG four on under-five mortality...

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Neglected Tropical Diseases: Dengue Deaths in Puerto Rico: Lessons Learned from the 2007 Epidemic

Neglected Tropical Diseases: Dengue Deaths in Puerto Rico: Lessons Learned from the 2007 Epidemic | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The incidence and severity of dengue in Latin America has increased substantially in recent decades and data from Puerto Rico suggests an increase in severe cases. Successful clinical management of severe dengue requires early recognition and supportive care....

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WHO Estimates 40% of global population at risk for Dengue »

WHO Estimates 40% of global population at risk for Dengue » | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The WHO updated its factsheet on dengue. Not exactly big news, you’d think, but RTTNews points out this amazing fact: WHO now estimates that 2.5 billion people are at risk for dengue. That’s 40% of the global population. Try that on for size.

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WHO Board Considers Reform, Director Re-Election, Key IP-Related Issues |

WHO Board Considers Reform, Director Re-Election, Key IP-Related Issues | | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The UN World Health Organization Executive Board opened its annual January meeting today with a substantive agenda of reform, election, and a variety of issues that touch on intellectual property rights, research and development and innovation.

 

And with the organization in reform and funding straits in a rapidly changing world, the director general stressed the agency’s steadfast approach and role in addressing the increasing global inequality between rich and poor.

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