July 25, 2021

Vaccine inequity undermining global economic recovery

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New Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Vaccine Equity finds low-income countries would add $38 billion to their GDP forecast for 2021 if they had the same vaccination rate as high-income countries. Global economic recovery at risk if vaccines are not equitably manufactured, scaled up and distributed.   22 July 2021 – COVID-19 vaccine inequity will have a lasting […]

Statement for healthcare professionals: How COVID−19 vaccines are regulated for safety and effectiveness

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Joint Statement from the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities and World Health Organization 11 June 2021, The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented level of public interest in vaccines. This includes a focus on the development of vaccines and their regulatory review and safety monitoring. The joint International Coalition of […]

Workplaces with high levels of Mental Wellbeing are more productive

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As per the World Health Organization, lost productivity from psychological distress costs the world economy over one trillion us dollars year after year. However, how is it that these ostensibly private affairs have such a significant impact on professional productivity? Furthermore, what should one be doing to combat this escalating conflict? We’ll look at how […]

New WHO benchmarks help countries reduce salt intake and save lives

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5 May, 2021 – Geneva, Switzerland – Most people consume double the WHO-recommended 5g of daily salt intake, putting themselves at greater risk of the heart diseases and strokes that kill an estimated 3 million people each year. Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new set of global benchmarks for sodium levels in more […]

Mental health in Latin America and the Caribbean

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By Rodriguez JJ. From NCBI Author information 1Senior Advisor on Mental Health. Pan American Health Organization/Regional Office of the World Health Organization, Washington, DC, USA, email [email protected] Abstract Mental illnesses are a growing health problem and reducing the treatment gap in Latin America and the Caribbean is a great challenge. Evaluations conducted by the Pan […]

Air Pollution: Join the UN Caribbean Roundtable Discussion on July 17

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The roundtable will be streamed on Facebook Live hosted by United Nations Information Centre for the Caribbean Monday, July 15, 2019 — According the World Health Organization, 7 million people die prematurely every year as a direct or indirect result of air pollution. In addition, 93% of children live in areas where the air pollution levels […]

Conflict and insecurity driving spread of diseases like Ebola, WHO chief warns

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By Peter Beaumont From The Guardian UK Deadly outbreak is ‘global wake-up call’, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tells Guardian The head of the World Health Organization has called the world’s second worst Ebola outbreak a “global wake-up call” to the escalating risk of disease outbreaks spreading from conflict areas neglected by the international community. Only when there […]

Thousands of cancer cases linked to this preventable cause

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By Mary Daly From Care2 In 2019, there will be an estimated 1.8 million new cancer cases diagnosed and roughly 600,000 cancer deaths in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Both genetics and lifestyle factors contribute to a person’s cancer risk — meaning some cases might be preventable. A new study underscores that point. It […]

Burden of varicella in Latin America and the Caribbean: findings from a systematic literature review

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SOURCE and to download PDF: Springer Link : https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186%2Fs12889-019-6795-0 Authors: Luiza Helena Falleiros Arlant Maria Catalina Pirez Garcia Maria L. Avila Aguero Miguel Cashat Cintia Irene Parellada Lara J. Wolfson Open AccessResearch articleFirst Online: 08 May 2019 1Shares Part of the following topical collections: Infectious Disease epidemiology Abstract Background Varicella is typically mild and self-limiting, but can be associated with complications and even death. The limited data available on […]

The Editor speaks: Cancer

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Monday February 4th is World Cancer Day. It is not a day for celebration but a day we should all think about as many of us living here have at some time in our lives been diagnosed with cancer. It is an illness a lot of us don’t wish to talk about and I was […]