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Tuberculosis: A Crisis in Eastern Europe and Central Asia That the West Cannot Ignore

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Although new technologies are now available to diagnose TB and test for TB drug susceptibility/resistance, the reality is that less than 50 per cent of the estimated new cases of MDR-TB are diagnosed across the region.

Combatting Ebola: Quarantine Is Vital, But Also Cultural Education

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

We must learn from responses to such epidemics in the past if we are to succeed today. Such lessons will be difficult to craft, requiring expertise in culture as well as medicine, but need to be integral parts of our global response.

World Health Organization Recommends PrEP: Prevention or Perpetuating Stereotypes?

Jaga N.A. Argentum | Posted 09.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Jaga N.A. Argentum

Anyone who engages in risky sexual behavior should take extra precautions, be it through PrEP or otherwise. While I'm certain that the WHO acknowledges this, their message nevertheless helps perpetuate the falsehood of HIV being a "gay disease."

Managers Needed to Beat Chronic Diseases

Stephan Rabimov | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Stephan Rabimov

The increasing threat of non-communicable diseases (often called chronic diseases or NCDs) prompted the United Nations, in 2011, to issue the second political declaration on health in its history, the first being on AIDS in 2006.

How The Food Industry Is Targeting Children

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2013 | Parents

* WHO report says childhood obesity picture is not improving * Adverts on TV, social media and smart phones criticised *...

Each And Every Suicide Diminishes Us

Lorna Byrne | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Each and every suicide in the world diminishes you and me. No matter if you don't know the person, their family, or even if they live on the other side of the world from you

Soon Your Cigarettes May Be Traced

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business

* WHO accord would set up track and tracing system for cigarettes * Smuggling robs states of up to $50 bln in lost taxes annually ...

WHO Raises Flu Alert Level To Phase 4

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico says the World Health Organization has raised its pandemic alert for swine flu by one level, two steps short of declaring a...