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2014-05-26 16:21:31

Taking collaborative action on maternal and child health, violence prevention, antimicrobial resistance, and public health emergencies OTTAWA, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva this week. During the plenary sessions, committee meetings and events held on the sidelines of the WHA, Minister Ambrose pushed Canada's health and development goals with world health leaders. Minister...

Taxes On Unhealthy Foods Needed To Help Fight Obesity Epidemic
2014-05-19 13:57:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 67th session of the World Health Assembly gets underway this week in Geneva, a UN investigator is making the case for health experts to push harder to fight the growing obesity epidemic. Belgian professor Olivier de Schutter said in an opening statement to the annual summit of the WHO that a global pact is needed to tackle obesity, stating that unhealthy eating poses a greater risk to...

2014-05-16 16:24:54

Bringing Canada's perspective to global health challenges like maternal and child health OTTAWA, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will be in Geneva next week to participate in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA). The WHA is an opportunity for World Health Organization Member States to discuss proposals to address global health challenges, review progress and share information. Minister Ambrose will deliver a statement to the plenary on...

2014-05-09 04:21:52

GENEVA, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Psoriasis is a chronic, painful, disfiguring and disabling disease affecting 125 million people worldwide for which there is no cure; - Many go undertreated despite treatments options causing avoidable suffering and high rates of psoriasis associated illnesses; and substantial economic costs to individuals, society and healthcare systems. - At the World Health...

2011-05-18 11:20:00

World Health Assembly needs to prioritize safe water to eliminate guinea worm and cholera NEW YORK, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders at this week's World Health Assembly in Geneva could miss the last hurdle in finally ridding the world of a debilitating disease unless they take vital steps to address the global water crisis, said WaterAid today. The world is on the verge of eradicating dracunculiasis, a waterborne parasitic disease caused by guinea worm, which remains in...

2009-05-18 11:37:00

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- - Global Epidemic Kills One Person Every 30 Seconds and One Million People Will Die Before the World Health Assembly Meets Again in 2010 Ahead of the second annual World Hepatitis Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance today called on governments not to forget the plight of 500 million people living with hepatitis B and C, as the World Health Assembly postpones discussion of a World Health Organization (WHO) resolution on viral hepatitis -...

2008-08-27 03:00:24

By Currie, Donya Climate change an issue at World Health Assembly meeting GLOBAL leaders have endorsed a six-year action plan to tackle noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, heart disease, diabetes and cancer, which are now the leading threats to human health worldwide. Such diseases caused 60 percent of all deaths in 2005, killing an estimated 35 million people, noted health leaders, who endorsed the plan at the May meeting of the World Health Assembly. Eighty percent...

Word of the Day
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  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.