South Sudan convenes a high-level advocacy partner meeting to define strategic funding priorities for the health sector

South Sudan convenes a high-level advocacy partner meeting to define strategic funding priorities for the health sector

Juba 20 July, 2018 – With support from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health convened a one day high-level advocacy meeting to define strategic funding priorities for health sector. During the meeting key donors and other international and national health partners including UN agencies discussed on key programmatic and funding priorities including […]

How a killer disease was stopped in its tracks

How a killer disease was stopped in its tracks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A doctor who administered an early version of the vaccine One of the world’s deadliest viruses, Ebola kills up to half of those it infects. But despite appearing to have all the hallmarks of a potential epidemic, the latest outbreak developed in a very different way. Emerging in a […]

World Telehealth Initiative Brings Telehealth Care to Global Communities

Source: World Telehealth Initiative  The World Telehealth Initiative (WTI) recently announced its formation as a nonprofit organization with the goal of leveraging telehealth technology to bring top medical experts to underserved communities all over the world where core health services would otherwise be unavailable. The World Telehealth Initiative has also announced InTouch Health, the leading […]

Tiny electronic chip provides big boost to treat hundreds of millions with brain and central nervous system disorders

Tiny electronic chip provides big boost to treat hundreds of millions with brain and central nervous system disorders

These figures show pre- and post-fabricated wireless neural probes chip micrograph. Purdue University researchers developed an electronic chip that can read signals from several nerve endings and wirelessly transmit them without needing a battery or any other off-chip component. (Images provided) Download image WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University researchers have created an electronic chip […]

It's supposed to be a 'mild' year in Orange County for West Nile virus, but you should still take precautions

It's supposed to be a 'mild' year in Orange County for West Nile virus, but you should still take precautions

Though the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District expects 2018 to be a “mild” year for West Nile virus, officials from the public health agency are nonetheless advising residents to do what they can to avoid getting bitten. Orange County residents are encouraged to use mosquito spray; close windows and doors unless screened; and […]

The big picture: America's debate on the severity of gaming addiction

The big picture: America's debate on the severity of gaming addiction

Executives in professional sports fields are increasingly worrying that their athletes are becoming addicted to video games, the Washington Post reports, and the World Health Organization shares their concern and calls the addiction a disease. The big picture: Despite the concern over video game addiction, American psychiatrists are not so sure that a gaming addiction […]

WHO strengthened the National Public Health Laboratory to safely manage infectious specimens in South Sudan

WHO strengthened the National Public Health Laboratory to safely manage infectious specimens in South Sudan

Juba 6 July, 2018 – South Sudan is prone to emerging and re-emerging disease outbreaks which necessitate prompt and safe management of laboratory specimens to ensure accurate and timely confirmation of the causative agent such as Ebola Virus to guide the response. However, the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) of IHR (2005) core capacities for South […]

WHO Eliminates Blindness-Causing Trachoma In Seven Countries

WHO Eliminates Blindness-Causing Trachoma In Seven Countries

The World Health Organization declared a major milestone after eliminating trachoma, a debilitating disease that causes blindness in sufferers, in seven countries, and making significant inroads in others. What do you think? “They really shouldn’t get so cocky after only seven countries.” Tatiana Williamson • Theremin Calibrator “Aw, man, those people have so much great […]

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