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2014-09-29 20:23:14

SEOUL, Republic Of Korea, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Vaccine Institute (IVI), a Seoul-based non-profit international organization devoted to research in vaccine development and delivery for the developing world, announced the appointment of Jerome H. Kim, M.D., as the organization's Director General, effective early 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/148946 "Jerome's scientific knowledge, technical expertise, and organizational and leadership...

2014-09-29 04:21:39

Report by alliance of top US-based organizations urges nations to maximize impact of CHWs by defining core competencies CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report finds that developing nations' ability to deal with pressing health challenges like HIV/AIDS and ensuring maternal and newborn survival will be strengthened by creating a common definition for community health workers, as well as a core set of skills and competencies that would help ensure they are...

2014-09-23 23:06:11

Standards-setting organization comments on proposal regarding International Nonproprietary Names of biotherapeutics Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has submitted comments to a proposal by the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the assignment of Biological Qualifiers (BQ) to biotherapeutics. USP supports the effort by the Expert Group of the Programme of International Nonproprietary Names (INN) to develop a consensus-based global...

2014-09-23 12:30:51

100,000 HIV/Syphilis Duo Rapid Tests Donated to African First Ladies to Launch OAFLA's Push to Eliminate Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis in Their Countries NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Alere (NYSE: ALR), the world leader in rapid HIV screening and diagnostics products, today called for intensified efforts to...

2014-09-23 08:31:19

Point-of-care CD4 analysis system tailored to meet the needs of resource-limited settings SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a report prequalifying the BD FACSPresto(TM) Near-Patient CD4 Counter system for the enumeration of CD4 count to determine eligibility for initiation of...

2014-09-22 16:28:39

Virus survives in only a few areas of the world ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates and NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At an event hosted by the UAE Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD), speaking on behalf of the Minister MICAD, HE Sheikha Lubna Bint Khaled Al Qasimi, HE Dr. Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, called for an intensification of the global campaign to eradicate polio. The...

2014-09-20 23:03:11

Technology MarketWatch Journal provides a review of dynaCERT's latest product launch which offers an immediate solution, in part, to the problems associated with toxic air quality from mass urbanization -- the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that one in eight of total global deaths were as a result of air pollution exposure in 2012 and the trend is worsening. A surge in the world's population living in cities is leading to hazardous levels in air quality in numerous big...

2014-09-16 23:17:02

Career Step is pleased to announce that Panacea Healthcare Solutions will be reselling the company’s ICD-10-CM and PCS comprehensive skill assessments and the ICD-10-CM and PCS configured practice case studies through ICD University and Panacea’s consulting division. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Career Step, an online provider of online career-focused education and corporate training, is pleased to announce that Panacea Healthcare Solutions will be reselling the company’s...

2014-09-16 08:31:12

Despite transition delay, customers readily adapt to expanded code set via adoption of intuitive product search capabilities. BOSTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedAptus® today announced that approximately 4,000 end-users of its charge capture and management suite have successfully rolled-out the company's ICD-10 software upgrade. Customer early adopters of the expanded code set represent new clients that elected to go live in ICD-10, as well as existing clients that underwent...

2014-09-16 08:30:01

American Efforts to Cut Tobacco Use Fall Behind Those Abroad WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States, once a leader in public health measures on tobacco, is falling behind international best practices when it comes to protecting its citizens from the harms of tobacco. Not all U.S. citizens are adequately or equally protected from the damage, disease, and death caused by tobacco products. However, U.S. states and localities still have the opportunity to protect...


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Bulletin of the World Health Organization
2012-06-04 20:04:03

The Bulletin of the World Health Organization is a public health journal established in 1947 and published monthly by the World Health Organization (WHO). The editor-in-chief is Adetokunbo O. Lucas. The journal aims to offer publish health policy and practice guidance based on the best evidence available, while encouraging closer links between scientific investigation and the art of helping populations to lead healthier lives. Articles are published in English and abstracts are available...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • 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.
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