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WHO: Estimated Costs of Reaching Global Health Targets Released

WHO: Estimated Costs of Reaching Global Health Targets Released

If investments were to aid in development of universal health coverage, the lifespan in some countries could increase as much as 8.4 years.

WHO Encourages Action Against HIV Drug Resistance Threat

WHO Encourages Action Against HIV Drug Resistance Threat

The threat of HIV drug resistance is increasing, and action needs to be taken to help improve HIV treatment plans.

WHO Resolution Important Step Forward in Battling Sepsis, Experts Say

WHO Resolution Important Step Forward in Battling Sepsis, Experts Say

The WHO resolution, with its implicit recognition of sepsis as a major threat to patient safety and global health, has the potential to save millions of lives.

WHO Guidelines for Managing HIV Drug Resistance

WHO Guidelines for Managing HIV Drug Resistance

The World Health Organization published new guidelines for managing HIV drug resistance in countries in which pretreatment HIVDR to NNRTIs is prevalent.

Conquistadors of the Operating Room: A Reflection on Medical Mission Trips

Conquistadors of the Operating Room: A Reflection on Medical Mission Trips

The report made me think about things that I could have done to make my visit a win not just for me, but also for the people I was ostensibly trying to help.

UN Calls on Polities to Help End Discrimination in Healthcare

UN Calls on Polities to Help End Discrimination in Healthcare

The United States has declared it will enforce the UN's motion for this goal.

Significant Progress Made in Containing Poliovirus Globally, says CDC

Significant Progress Made in Containing Poliovirus Globally, says CDC

Following the eradication of wild poliovirus type 2 in 2015, trivalent vaccines were replaced with bivalent OPV.

Severity of Health Care Attacks in Syria Reported by WHO

Severity of Health Care Attacks in Syria Reported by WHO

A total of 938 people were directly harmed in 402 incidents of violence against health care in Syria.

ART Initiation Decreasing Prevalence of Advanced HIV in High-Burden Countries

ART Initiation Decreasing Prevalence of Advanced HIV in High-Burden Countries

Decreases were seen in Haiti, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

More US Travelers Need to Get Vaccinated Against Measles

More US Travelers Need to Get Vaccinated Against Measles

Although the disease was eliminated in the US in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today.

Global Child and Adolescent Mortality Decreases From 1990 to 2015

Global Child and Adolescent Mortality Decreases From 1990 to 2015

Countries with lower sociodemographic index had a larger proportion of mortality burden in 2015 vs 1990.

Smoking Rates Worldwide Decreased Since Global Tobacco Control Treaty

Smoking Rates Worldwide Decreased Since Global Tobacco Control Treaty

Countries agreed to implement measures, such as tobacco taxes and smoke-free public areas.

Global Heart Disease Burden Worsens with Limited Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

Global Heart Disease Burden Worsens with Limited Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

A new analysis finds that low consumption is linked to more lost years of healthy life.

Importance of Clinical Officers in Kenya

Importance of Clinical Officers in Kenya

Clinical officers outnumber physicians working in Kenya and tend to work in rural areas, where the need for health care is greatest.

US Patients Have Lower Mortality Treated by International Doctors

US Patients Have Lower Mortality Treated by International Doctors

This is compared to mortality rates for Medicare patients treated by US-trained doctors.

Sub-Saharan African Children Facing Higher HIV Drug Resistance

Sub-Saharan African Children Facing Higher HIV Drug Resistance

A 4-fold increase has been seen in pre-treatment HIV drug resistance in children with prenatal exposure to ART.

Global Economy Heavily Burdened by Smoking

Global Economy Heavily Burdened by Smoking

Tobacco-related diseases caused 12% of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012.

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