Mexico needs another 255000 nurses to meet health guidelines

Mexico needs another 255000 nurses to meet health guidelines

Mexico needs another 255,000 nurses to adequately meet the medical needs of all its citizens, according to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. The United Nations agency recommends six nurses for every 100,000 inhabitants but Mexico currently only has 3.9 nurses per 100,000 people, a total of 475,295 nurses, according to 2015 data from the National Institute of […]

UN Launches First-Ever Full Review Of Marijuana's Status Under International Law

UN Launches First-Ever Full Review Of Marijuana's Status Under International Law

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), the nation’s best-funded cannabis advocacy group, has named long-time social justice reform advocate Steve Hawkins as its next executive director. Hawkins, who previously served as the executive director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP) and executive vice president of the NAACP, will assume responsibility for MPP’s national […]

Truth Squad: Bloomberg's Latest Move to Fight Big Tobacco in the Global South

Truth Squad: Bloomberg's Latest Move to Fight Big Tobacco in the Global South

Bloomberg Philanthropies recently revealed the three groups picked to lead STOP, the funder’s anti-tobacco watchdog organization. The new organization will receive $20 million over the next three years to investigate and expose the tobacco industry’s marketing and lobbying tactics, and share tools and strategies to thwart them. The work will focus on low- and middle-income […]

10 Women Whose Passion Projects Are Helping to Change the World

10 Women Whose Passion Projects Are Helping to Change the World

Rebuilding communities after disaster strikes. Preventing food waste. Bringing clean water to families in need. Meet 10 amazing women who have turned their passion into purpose and are making the globe a better, healthier place. The Politico  Alison Désir, founder of Run 4 All Women Photo: Under Armour In the Beginning: “I set up a […]

Bringing global health actors together for a healthier world

Bringing global health actors together for a healthier world

SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. The third Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) comprises targets that are challenging for many countries. Target focuses range from maternal and child health and infectious diseases to non-communicable diseases and injuries, with an overarching goal of universal health coverage. The players associated with […]

Ebola Outbreak in Eastern DR Congo Potentially More Dangerous Than West African Epidemic

Ebola Outbreak in Eastern DR Congo Potentially More Dangerous Than West African Epidemic

GENEVA —  World Health Organization chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the raging conflict in North Kivu makes the Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo more dangerous than the historic 2014-2015 epidemic in West Africa. More than 11,000 people died from the Ebola virus by the time it was contained in 2016. WHO Director-General Tedros returned […]