Publications  International Nurses Day  2016 – Nurses: A Force for Change: Improving health systems’ resilience 2016 – NURSES: A FORCE FOR CHANGE: IMPROVING HEALTH SYSTEMS’ RESILIENCE   IND Kit 2016 Poster International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The International Council of Nurses commemorates this important day […]

Microcephaly in Brazil: how to interpret reported numbers?

Publication History Volume 387, No. 10019, p621–624, 13 February 2016 Cesar Gomes Victora, Lavinia Schuler-Faccini, Alicia Matijasevich, Erlane Ribeiro, André Pesso, Fernando Celso Barros Published Online:06 February 2016 © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.  Source: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)00273-7/fulltext Brazil is facing its first outbreak of Zika virus, particularly in the northeast region. Most cases of Zika virus infection […]

Inactivated polio vaccine introduction in south Asia—1 year on

Publication History Published Online:10 February 2016 User License Creative Commons Attribution – NonCommercial – NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) How you can reuse © 2016 Hasman et al. Open Access article published under the terms of CC BY-NC-ND. Published by Elsevier Ltd. In 2014, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative advised introducing one dose of inactivated polio […]

AIDS 2016: Last Call for Scholarships

Last reminder to apply for a scholarship for the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016).  This year we have doubled the number of AIDS 2016 scholarships to make the conference even more accessible to people from resource-limited settings, researchers, young people, community activists, and civil society representatives. The scholarship programme provides financial assistance to help people who would otherwise […]

Women in the context of microcephaly and Zika virus disease

Source: www.who.int The risk of babies born with microcephaly has raised understandable concerns among women including those who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. There are many unknowns regarding the possible causes of microcephaly. Until we have more answers, there are ways that women can protect themselves from Zika infection. Online Q&A 10 February […]

Zika Virus Disease: Q&A

Zika virus disease: Questions and answers Online Q&A 20 January 2016 Where does Zika virus occur? Zika virus occurs in tropical areas with large mosquito populations, and is known to circulate in Africa, the Americas, Southern Asia and Western Pacific. Zika virus was discovered in 1947, but for many years only sporadic human cases were […]

[Fact Sheet] What is Zika Virus?

Zika virus Fact sheet Updated January 2016 Key facts Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. People with Zika virus disease usually have a mild fever, skin rash (exanthema) and conjunctivitis. These symptoms normally last for 2-7 days. There is no specific treatment or vaccine currently available. The best form of prevention […]

AIDS 2016 (21st International AIDS Conference)

        Source: www.aids2016.org    About AIDS 2016 The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments […]

Presidential Message for Universal Health Coverage Day

THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES MALACAÑAN PALACE MANILA     M E S S A G E   The Philippine Government and the Filipino people are one with the rest of the world in celebrating the Universal Health Coverage Day. Healthcare is among the pillars of national development: It empowers our citizenry to maximize opportunities […]

#Workforce 2030 for Universal Health Coverage

12 December 2015, Geneva – Universal Health Coverage Day marks the three-year anniversary of a United Nations resolution, which endorsed universal health coverage as a pillar of sustainable development and global security. In September this year, world leaders adopted 17 sustainable development goals for eliminating poverty and ensuring healthy lives. One of those goals includes […]