Beginning on Thursday, “Mumbai, Indiaâ€™s commercial capital, will shut schools and movie theaters as swine flu-related deaths jumped, ignoring federal government advice to keep educational institutions open,” Bloomberg reports.
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WHO Bulletin Examines Rise And Fall Of Attention To Global Health Issues The Bulletin of the World Health Organization examines “why some global health issues such as HIV/AIDS attract significant attention from international and national leaders, while other issues that also represent a high mortality and morbidity burden, such as…
The Guardian examines British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s offer “to help some of the world’s poorest countries to make healthcare free â€“ starting with pregnant women and children â€“ in a push to widen access to doctors across Africa and Asia.”
UNICEF Executive Director Ann Veneman, who visited Nigeria to launch the country’s first ever National Child Health Week, said an unacceptably high number of children in the country are dying from preventable diseases, and she called on Nigerian government officials to provide integrated healthcare, Xinhua reports.
Global Health Aid ShouldÂ Take An ‘Integrated Approach’ “As the health care reform debate unfolds domestically, we face an opportune moment to recalculate for the better how we maximize the success of our efforts abroad to strengthen global health,” Bill Frist, former U.S. Senate Majority leader and current member of the…
Columnist Sees ‘Dawn OfÂ A Global Movement Against Maternal Mortality’ Columnist Nicholas Kristof examines maternal health in developing countries in his latest New York Times opinion piece. Kristof describes a Pakistani woman’s birth experience to illustrate the sort of “dramas” thatÂ “play out constantly in poor countries” whereÂ one “woman dies a minute…
China’s Deputy Health Minister Yin Li on Tuesday said that public health cooperation between China and the U.S. can improve the health of both countries and be strategically significant to world peace and development, Xinhua/China View reports (7/29).
The U.S., WHO and representatives from 13 African countries on Monday launched an effort to boost the standards for quality medical labs on the continent, VOA News reports.
The New York Times profiles Pashtoon Azfar, the director of Afghanistanâ€™s Institute of Health Sciences, who works for a nonprofit group from Johns Hopkins University that focuses on women and childrenâ€™s health, and “also manages to serve as president of the Afghan Midwives Association.”
China’s $124 billion three-year “overhaul of its healthcare system needs to address the prescription of unnecessary drugs and treatments – a widespread practice relied upon to finance the medical sector, the World Bank said Thursday,” China Daily/People’s Daily Online reports.