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Midwives Can Help Improve Maternal Health, Benefiting Whole Of Society

Huffington Post: Celebrating Midwives, Givers of Life Isabella Lövin, minister of the Swedish International Development Cooperation “…Our hope is that Midwives4all.org will take on a life of its own and engage, inspire, and stimulate debate about the central role that midwives play in strengthening the health and rights of women…

With Proper Political Will, Funding, Armenia Can Become First EECA Country To End AIDS

Huffington Post: Is Armenia Close to Ending AIDS? Michel D. Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “…For people who have been diagnosed with HIV [in Armenia], treatment is now accessible to all those eligible for it, with most people on therapy having…

Air Pollution-Related Death, Disease Costing Europe $1.6T Annually, U.N. Report Shows

U.N. News Centre: Air pollution in Europe costs $1.6 trillion a year in deaths and diseases, U.N. study shows “The United Nations health agency reported today in a first-of-its-kind study that air pollution across Europe is costing ‘a staggering’ $1.6 trillion a year in deaths and diseases, which amounts to…

Health Situation Of Internally Displaced In Ukraine Is ‘Serious Concern’, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. relief wing spotlights deteriorating health situation for conflict-affected Ukrainians “…According to Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for the U.N. secretary general, at the end of March, the Ukraine Ministry of Social Protection reported that there were nearly 1.2 million registered internally displaced persons (IDPs) across the country. However,…

World Health Day 2015 Focuses On Commitment To Food Safety

Devex: World Health Day 2015: From farm to plate, make food safe Keiji Fukada, assistant director-general for health security at the World Health Organization “…The problem is that similar to so many headline-grabbing topics, interest in food safety dies down as swiftly as it flares up — forgotten until the…

Health Care Privatization Can Lead To Unethical Medical Practices

The Guardian: I’ve seen first-hand how palliative care in India is compromised by privatization Hannah Fox, general practice trainee currently working in India “…India is a stark example of how commodifying health care can lead to corruption, erode doctors’ integrity, and damage relationships with patients. Money ultimately distorts decision making…