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Executive Health Management

Save Lives: Clean Your Hands

2016 25 Apr

Preventing infections and reducing an avoidable burden on health systems is still critical around the world today and is part of making sure every healthcare setting is safe for treating patients. Surgical patients are at risk of health care-associated infections (HAI), in particular surgical site infections (SSI) and device-associated infections, for example... Read more

Executive Health Management

World Brain Day Focuses on Epilepsy

2015 20 Jul

This year's World Brain Day (22 July) campaign aims to improve awareness and care of epilepsy, a common neurological disorder that affects more than 50 million people worldwide. The most important causes of epilepsy include perinatal brain injury, infections, traumatic brain injury, and stroke — and all these conditions are preventable.In January 2015,... Read more

ICU Management

Rapid Ebola Diagnostic Successful in Field Trial

2015 29 Jun

Potential game changer for treatment and containmentA new test can accurately diagnose Ebola virus disease within minutes, providing clinicians with crucial information for treating patients and containing outbreaks.Researchers from Harvard Medical School, Partners In Health and Boston Children's Hospital have shown that a new commercially developed... Read more

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WHO 'Taken Aback' By Measles Resurgence in Europe

2015 25 Feb

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been “taken aback” by the outbreak of measles across Europe, as news came on Wednesday about the measles-related death of an 18-month old child in Berlin. From January 2014 to February 2015, the number of measles cases has spiked into the thousands in five European countries. More than 500 cases have been reported... Read more

ICU Management

WHO Critical Care Training for Tajik Clinicians

2015 30 Jan

World Health Organization (WHO) influenza experts have recently conducted a clinical workshop for front-line clinicians working in intensive care units (ICUs) across Tajikistan. As the health professionals primarily responsible for the management of severe cases of influenza infection, these clinicians are likely to be the first to detect severe cases... Read more

Health Management

Guest Editorial

2014 08 Nov

Authors R Shakir President W Carroll First Vice-President W Grisold Secretary-Treasurer General World Federation of Neurology London, United Kingdom @wfneurology   On 22July 2014, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) launched World Brain Day, dedicated to bringing more attention to brain health and the prevention of brain diseases.... Read more

Executive Health Management

PneumoNP: A WHO Collaborative Research Program

2014 11 Jul

Antibiotic resistance poses a serious worldwide threat to the treatment of infections such as pneumonia. A collaborative European research project is responding to the plea by the World Health Organization (WHO) for innovative solutions to control the crisis. The PneumoNP project will combine new antibiotics with inhalable nanocarriers for a more targeted... Read more

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67th World Health Assembly In Geneva

2014 20 May

The World Health Organization (WHO) began its sixty-seventh annual assembly in Geneva on Monday, 19 May, on the heels of a global survey that indicates high public approval of the nongovernmental agency. Attendance is expected to exceed 3,000 delegates over the six-day World Health Assembly, which was opened by outgoing President Dr. Shigeru Omi of... Read more

ICU Management

WHO: Antibiotic Resistance in ICU Infections on the Rise

2014 13 May

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released new survey data stating around 30 percent of critically ill patients cared for in intensive care units will contract a healthcare-associated infection. According to the findings, the number of those infections resistant to antibiotic treatment is on the rise.With at least seven out of every 100... Read more

Executive Health Management

World Health Day 2014: Preventing Vector-Borne diseases

2014 07 Apr

“Small bite, big threat”More than half the world’s population is at risk from diseases such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, schistosomiasis, and yellow fever, carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks, water snails and other vectors. Every year, more than one billion people are infected and more than one million die from vector-borne diseases.This... Read more

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