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2013-09-24 12:28:41

CGI Commitment Promises to Help One Million Lead Healthy Lives NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arogya World announced today a new Commitment at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, as chronic disease prevention took center stage at CGI. The global health non-profit pledged to get 100 companies in India to become recognized as Healthy Workplaces by 2016, helping one million of those who work there lead healthy lives. Joining Arogya World on this...

2013-09-24 08:32:32

Nationwide Diabetes Prevention mHealth Program Shows Encouraging Effectiveness Results NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arogya World today announced that it has completed mDiabetes, a Commitment made at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. With this groundbreaking effort, Arogya World has reached more than one million people from all over India with text messages about diabetes and its prevention in 12 languages, and has tested the program's...

2013-09-23 23:02:54

Funds Will Ensure Delivery of Essential Services and Commodities to Help Save Millions of Lives and Position the Global Community to Achieve MDGs 4 and 5 New York, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Today, the World Bank Group, UNICEF, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Norway announced a collective total of USD $1.15 billion in funding over the next three years to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, and to ensure...

Unsafe Medical Care Accounts For 43 Million Injuries Annually
2013-09-19 11:32:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While modern medical care can easily be credited with saving countless lives, over 43 million people worldwide are injured annually due to unsafe medical care, resulting in the loss of almost 23 million years of "healthy" life – according to a new study in BMJ Quality and Safety. The new report was written by a team that included researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in...

2013-09-17 23:19:56

Buena Salud América meeting in Bogotá Colombia brings together community agencies from throughout the Americas to highlight innovative models of heart health and well-being. Bogotá, Colombia (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Today, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched an effort to highlight and support innovation through community partnerships to improve health and well-being throughout the Americas. The...

2013-09-13 23:02:31

Statement from the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and For Malaria in response to UNICEF report on child survival progress. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 Statement from the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and For Malaria noting that despite great progress, we must accelerate pace by 4X to achieve MDG 4: “Today UNICEF released its progress report on child mortality, Committing to Child Survival: A...

2013-09-02 19:14:47

Gap with developing countries grows Measures taken in developed countries to reduce noncommunicable diseases – the leading causes of death globally – have improved the life expectancy of women aged 50 years and older over the last 20 to 30 years. But, according to a study that will be published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization on 2 September, the gap in life expectancy between such women in rich and poor countries is growing. The WHO study, one of a collection of...

2013-08-30 08:24:37

Analysis of more than 1 Million Adult Hospital Cases Revealed 21 Percent Reduction in Length of Hospital Stay and Cost with Nutritional Intervention ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) A recent health economics and outcomes study, conducted by leading health economists and supported by Abbott, found that oral nutritional supplements provided to patients during hospitalization were associated with significant reductions in length of stay and hospitalization...

2013-08-21 13:14:55

Despite years of strong progress, burden of AIDS growing in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia and still significant in Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa The HIV/AIDS epidemic is changing in unexpected ways in countries around the world, showing that greater attention and financial investment may be needed in places where the disease has not reached epidemic levels, according to a new study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington....

2013-08-02 23:05:08

English-language journal on Cuban health and medicine puts focus on noncommunicable diseases. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 The new issue of MEDICC Review, Chronic Diseases Revisited, is now available open-access, free online. The only English-language journal bringing readers health and medicine from Cuba and other developing countries, this MEDICC Review issue includes original research, features, and commentary on the rising burden and special challenges of chronic...