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ILO Report | Working time and work-life balance around the world

2 Feb, 2023 | 15:09h | UTC

Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World – International Labour Organization

News Release: Flexible working hours can benefit work-life balance, businesses and productivity – International Labour Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO Global report on neglected tropical diseases 2023

31 Jan, 2023 | 14:09h | UTC

Global report on neglected tropical diseases 2023 – World Health Organization

News Release: More countries eliminate neglected tropical diseases but investments key to sustain progress – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Overuse of medications in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review

27 Jan, 2023 | 12:31h | UTC

Overuse of medications in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review – Bulletin of the World Health Organization

 


SR | Interventions to improve sanitation for preventing diarrhea

27 Jan, 2023 | 12:15h | UTC

Interventions to improve sanitation for preventing diarrhoea – Cochrane Library

Summary: Interventions to improve sanitation for preventing diarrhoea – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO Report | Cholera global situation

26 Jan, 2023 | 12:56h | UTC

Cholera – Global situation – World Health Organization

Commentary: WHO Report: Cholera Resurgent in 2022 After Years of Decline – JAMA

 


Essential medicines for mental disorders: comparison of 121 national lists with WHO recommendations

26 Jan, 2023 | 12:55h | UTC

Essential medicines for mental disorders: comparison of 121 national lists with WHO recommendations – Archives of Public Health

 


WHO | Five billion people unprotected from trans-fat leading to heart disease

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:44h | UTC

News Release: Five billion people unprotected from trans fat leading to heart disease – World Health Organization

Report: Countdown to 2023: WHO report on global trans-fat elimination 2022 – World Health Organization

Commentary: Five Billion People Exposed to Industrially Produced Trans Fats – Health Policy Watch

Related:

Brazil and Peru join growing number of countries in the Americas that are eliminating industrially produced trans fats – Pan American Health Association / World Health Organization

WHO: More than 3 billion people protected from harmful trans-fat in their food

Action Package: WHO Plan to Eliminate Trans-fatty Acids from Global Food Supply

WHO Draft Guideline: Saturated Fatty Acid and Trans-fatty Intake for Adults and Children

Banning trans fats in New York prevented thousands of heart attacks

 


Health and economic outcomes associated with musculoskeletal disorders attributable to high BMI in 192 countries

23 Jan, 2023 | 13:16h | UTC

Health and Economic Outcomes Associated With Musculoskeletal Disorders Attributable to High Body Mass Index in 192 Countries and Territories in 2019 – JAMA Network Open

 


Use of wastewater for Mpox outbreak surveillance in California

19 Jan, 2023 | 14:24h | UTC

Use of Wastewater for Mpox Outbreak Surveillance in California – New England Journal of Medicine

Related:

Wastewater network infrastructure in public health: Applications and learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic – PLOS Global Public Health

Opinion: Wastewater analysis can be a powerful public health tool—if it’s done sensibly.

CDC unveils its latest weapon in Covid-19 detection: wastewater.

CDC Report: Using Wastewater Surveillance Data to Support the COVID-19 Response — United States, 2020–2021.

Rapid, large-scale wastewater surveillance and automated reporting system enabled early detection of nearly 85% of COVID-19 cases on a University campus.

[Preprint] Wastewater genomic testing can effectively track COVID-19 variants of concern.

Human Waste Could Be The Next Big Weapon in Controlling COVID-19 – TIME

Next steps for wastewater testing to help end this pandemic — and prevent the next one – STAT

Sewage sleuths helped an Arizona town beat back Covid-19. For wastewater epidemiology, that’s just the start – STAT

The myriad ways sewage surveillance is helping fight COVID around the world – Nature

Testing sewage can give school districts, campuses and businesses a heads-up on the spread of COVID-19 – The Conversation

It’s time to begin a national wastewater testing program for Covid-19 – STAT

Coronavirus: Testing sewage an ‘easy win’ – BBC

Development of wastewater pooled surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 from congregate living settings – high sensitivity, but unable to distinguish new infectious cases from persistent convalescent shedding.

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO Report | Close to one billion people globally are served by health-care facilities with no electricity access or with unreliable electricity

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:42h | UTC

News Release: Close to one billion people globally are served by health-care facilities with no electricity access or with unreliable electricity – World Health Organization

Report: Energizing health: accelerating electricity access in health-care facilities – World Health Organization

Executive Summary: Energizing health: accelerating electricity access in health-care facilities: executive summary – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


A survey of COVID-19 vaccine acceptance across 23 countries in 2022

15 Jan, 2023 | 20:33h | UTC

A survey of COVID-19 vaccine acceptance across 23 countries in 2022 – Nature Medicine

News Release: Global COVID-19 vaccine acceptance rising but hesitancy remains – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


UN Report | A child or youth died once every 4.4 seconds in 2021

13 Jan, 2023 | 13:46h | UTC

News Release: A child or youth died once every 4.4 seconds in 2021 – UN report – Word Health Organization

UN Reports: 

Levels and trends in child mortality- United Nations Inter -Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME), Report 2022

Never Forgotten – The situation of stillbirth around the globe

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Rapid review on monkeypox policies among the G20 nations: relevance to policy and practitioner

13 Jan, 2023 | 13:34h | UTC

Rapid review on monkeypox policies among the G20 nations: relevance to policy and practitioner – F1000 Research

 


WHO consolidated guidelines on tuberculosis | Drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment, 2022 update

12 Jan, 2023 | 13:30h | UTC

WHO consolidated guidelines on tuberculosis. Module 4: treatment – drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment, 2022 update – World Health Organization

See also:

WHO consolidated guidelines on tuberculosis: module 1: prevention: tuberculosis preventive treatment

WHO consolidated guidelines on tuberculosis: module 2: screening: systematic screening for tuberculosis disease

WHO consolidated guidelines on tuberculosis: module 3: diagnosis: rapid diagnostics for tuberculosis detection, 2021 update

WHO consolidated guidelines on tuberculosis: module 5: management of tuberculosis in children and adolescents

 


Nature announces support for authors from over 70 countries to publish open access

10 Jan, 2023 | 14:46h | UTC

Nature announces support for authors from over 70 countries to publish open access – Springer Nature group

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO Interim Guidance | Surveillance, case investigation and contact tracing for mpox (monkeypox)

10 Jan, 2023 | 14:45h | UTC

Surveillance, case investigation and contact tracing for mpox (monkeypox): interim guidance, 22 December 2022 – World Health Organization

 


WHO updates recommendations on HPV vaccination schedule

9 Jan, 2023 | 14:57h | UTC

News Release: WHO updates recommendations on HPV vaccination schedule – World Health Organization

Guideline: Human papillomavirus vaccines: WHO position paper, December 2022 – World Health Organization

Commentaries: 

WHO Recommends One HPV Vaccine Dose Instead of Two; Move Should Help Expand Coverage – Health Policy Watch

WHO supports 1-dose HPV vaccine strategy – CIDRAP

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


The WHO estimates of excess mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic

9 Jan, 2023 | 14:48h | UTC

The WHO estimates of excess mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic – Nature

Commentary: Pandemic’s Two-Year Global Death Toll May Be Close to 15 Million – HealthDay

 


Associations between extreme temperatures and cardiovascular cause-specific mortality: results from 27 countries.

15 Dec, 2022 | 13:44h | UTC

Associations Between Extreme Temperatures and Cardiovascular Cause-Specific Mortality: Results From 27 Countries – Circulation

News Release: About 1 in 100 heart disease deaths linked to extreme hot and cold weather days – University of Maryland School of Medicine

 


WHO Report signals increasing resistance to antibiotics in bacterial infections in humans.

12 Dec, 2022 | 12:52h | UTC

News Release: Report signals increasing resistance to antibiotics in bacterial infections in humans and need for better data – World Health Organization

Report: Global antimicrobial resistance and use surveillance system (‎GLASS)‎ report: 2022 – World Health Organization

Commentary: WHO report shows rising antibiotic resistance, need for better data – CIDRAP

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


WHO World malaria report 2022.

9 Dec, 2022 | 13:41h | UTC

World malaria report 2022 – World Health Organization

News Release: Despite continued impact of COVID-19, malaria cases and deaths remained stable in 2021 – World Health Organization

Commentaries: 

WHO: COVID disruption resulted in 63,000 more malaria deaths – Associated Press

WHO: Malaria cases, deaths remained stable in 2021, despite COVID – CIDRAP

 


Review | Health literacy development is central to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

6 Dec, 2022 | 13:54h | UTC

Health literacy development is central to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases – BMJ Global Health

Related WHO Report: Health literacy development for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: Volume 1. Overview – World Health Organization

 


New WHO report showcases strategies to keep children safe online.

5 Dec, 2022 | 00:24h | UTC

News Release: New report showcases strategies to keep children safe online – World Health Organization

Report: What works to prevent violence against children online? – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


WHO | Global report on health equity for persons with disabilities.

5 Dec, 2022 | 00:23h | UTC

Global report on health equity for persons with disabilities – World Health Organization

News Release: Health inequities lead to early death in many persons with disabilities – World Health Organization

 


Review | One health approach for the control of zoonotic diseases.

5 Dec, 2022 | 00:05h | UTC

One Health Approach for the Control of Zoonotic Diseases – Zoonoses

Commentary: Best practices and challenges in One Health approach to fight zoonotic diseases – News Medical

 


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