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2013-02-07 15:05:44

As global economic troubles continue, cuts in global health funding from the US government and other donors may signal the conclusion of an era of rapid growth Despite dire predictions in the wake of the economic crisis, donations to health projects in developing countries appear to be holding steady, according to new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. After reaching a historic high of $28.2 billion in 2010, development...

2013-02-04 04:21:09

GENEVA, February 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - The Johns Hopkins University report identifies systemic gaps in NCD research, policy and practice - Offering pragmatic actions and sustainable solutions, experts cite multisectoral cooperation as vital - Independent research project stems from IFPMA Framework for Action on NCDs, focusing on innovation, access and affordability, prevention and health education, and...

2013-02-01 23:02:05

Obesity is a new problem in Mexico with 70% of the adult population overweight. Facing additional problems from malnutrition, Mexico is currently a world leader in dietary disease. Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, through of their charity No More Poverty, are proud to help sponsor The Vida Project of the Himalayan Institute, teaching sustainable farming and healthy eating habits to rural villagers in East Central Mexico. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 No More...

2013-01-30 12:27:39

BANGKOK, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts from the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) program will share approaches and activities that embody EPT's "One Health" approach to tackling emerging infectious disease threats at this year's Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC). The conference, 31 January to 2 February at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center, will focus on "A World United Against Disease: Cross-Sectoral Solutions."...

2013-01-24 12:26:36

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Republic of Germany announced today that it will contribute EUR 1 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, enabling health workers to continue efforts to prevent and treat these three highly infectious diseases. The announcement was made by Dirk Niebel, Germany's Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development at a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, also attended by Bill Gates,...

2013-01-24 08:31:45

Marking Progress in Advance of World Leprosy Day, Observed Jan. 27 SEATTLE and RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IDRI (Infectious Disease Research Institute), in conjunction with OrangeLife, a Brazilian diagnostic company, today announces the registration of a rapid diagnostic test for leprosy, offering new hope for early diagnosis and treatment. The test was registered through ANVISA, Brazil's regulatory authority. (Logo:...

2013-01-02 16:21:57

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Marion Elizabeth Primas, Ph.D. is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Mental Health Services. Dr. Primas is a Retired Senior Public Health Advisor with the United States Department of Health Resources. Throughout her career with the United States Department of Health Resources, Dr. Primas was responsible for Counseling and Advising Women on General Health and Mental Health Issues. She is a former...

2013-01-02 05:04:33

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Threats require appropriate preparedness measures. ContagionSurvival.com carries masks, hoods, isolation suits and evacuation equipment for the general public. Tarzana, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 A new video from ContagionSurvival.com highlights the gear available to the general public to protect families from the threats and exposure to CBRN´s (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear). It briefly covers what the CDC (Centers for...

2012-12-19 16:24:15

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IntraHealth International strongly condemns the killings of at least eight health workers--seven of whom were female--over the past several days in Pakistan. According to the BBC and other news outlets, at least eight polio vaccination workers and one driver have been fatally shot, leading UNICEF to temporarily suspend its program to eradicate polio in Pakistan. "These attacks on health workers who were providing essential humanitarian...

2012-12-19 13:54:54

There is little evidence from real world situations in low-and-middle income countries to support the effectiveness and financial value of five interventions recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to control tuberculosis, which may be a reason why these interventions have not been implemented in many countries, according to a study by international experts published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Over the past few years, WHO has recommended that countries implement several...