Items tagged with Public health

South Africa: DR-TB a ‘public health emergency’ - activists (post with simple image)

Civil society groups have called for government to declare drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) a public health emergency, as the DR-TB response remains underfunded.

South Africa: Minister does not join call for DR-TB emergency (post with simple image)

Despite activists’ pleas, Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has not joined almost 800 health workers and experts in supporting the call to declare drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) a public health emergency.

Trans-Pacific trade partners must stand against higher medicine prices and take harmful provisions off the negotiating table (post with simple image)

MSF warns that higher medicine prices caused by harmful new rules in the TPP trade pact will disproportionally affect the poorest populations across all countries in the pact: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam.

Experts call for tuberculosis to be named public health emergency in Papua New Guinea (post with simple image)

Health experts are calling for tuberculosis (TB) to be declared as a public health emergency in Papua New Guinea after a seven-month study into TB infection rates found that many people in rural areas are dying from the disease without ever being diagnosed.

Drug-resistant infections could lead to 10 million extra deaths a year – report (post with simple image)

Global leaders urged to act on superbugs that could devastate world’s most populous countries such as India and China

Global Fund approves emergency TB funding for Syrian refugees (post with simple image)

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved emergency funding to support the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis among Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

Marginalised groups struggle to access healthcare in conflict-torn East Ukraine (post with simple image)

KIEV, Jan 28 2015 (IPS) - With international organisations warning that East Ukraine is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe as its health system collapses, marginalised groups are among those facing the greatest struggle to access even basic health care in the war-torn region.

WHO calls for worldwide use of "smart" syringes (post with simple image)

23 February 2015 | Geneva - Use of the same syringe or needle to give injections to more than one person is driving the spread of a number of deadly infectious diseases worldwide. Millions of people could be protected from infections acquired through unsafe injections if all health-care programmes switched to syringes that cannot be used more than once. For these reasons, the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a new policy on injection safety and a global campaign with support from the IKEA Foundation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to help all countries tackle the pervasive issue of unsafe injections.

Case study of Xpert MTB/Rif implementation in Brazil (post with simple image)

This case study documents the experience of a pilot study to implement Xpert®MTB/Rif to replace sputum smear microscopy to diagnose pulmonary tuberculosis in Brazil's Unified Health System in two municipalities.

Public health: Russia is sick (post with simple image)

For all the external economic fears worrying countries everywhere, Russia faces further, entirely homegrown challenges. In all likelihood, the most important one among them is public health, which directly undermines the country’s economic development.

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