UNRWA combats anemia in Lebanon

In response to the high prevalence of iron deficiency anemia – the lack of red blood cells to provide oxygen throughout the body – among Palestine refugees in Lebanon, UNRWA routinely screens those with a high risk, including pregnant women and infants under a year, while providing iron supplements to anemic patients and infants from six months of age. Despite these mitigation measures, the prevalence of anemia remains high in this community. UNRWA responds Having assessed a low level of … [Read more...]

USA, Affordable Care Act at 3: Holding Insurance Co. Accountable

Affordable Care Act at 3: Holding Insurance Companies Accountable Enacted three years ago, the health care law is making the insurance market work better for you by prohibiting some of the worst insurance industry practices that have kept affordable health coverage out of reach for millions of Americans. As a former state insurance commissioner, I know that for too long, too many hard-working Americans paid the price for policies that handed free rein to health insurance companies. For … [Read more...]

Future of Healthcare in Africa

Improving health outcomes in Africa will require a shift to preventive care and less reliance on international aid, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit A wholesale restructuring of Africa’s healthcare systems will be necessary over the next ten years, including measures to expand access to healthcare, to focus on primary care and prevention, and to manage chronic conditions. These reforms can be achieved by giving local communities more control over their healthcare, by using mobile … [Read more...]

Hillary Diane Rodham (Clinton) – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated and honored to Celebrate the Life of one of North America's most profound activist. She has been a lawyer, a mother, a sister, a wife, a woman politician and female change maker in history. Her efforts in areas of education, healthcare and human rights are endless; always working diligently for positive change, stating that 'women's rights are human rights'.  She is regarded as the most openly empowered presidential wife in American history, save … [Read more...]

Caregivers need Care, too! – WOMEN in RECOVERY

If you’re a family member caring for a loved one with a brain injury, a senior parent or a dependent adult child, you likely feel you fill a role that no one else can. You provide assistance, support and encouragement not because you are being paid to, but out of love and concern for the survivor. This type of commitment is commendable, but many people remark that they don’t feel as if it is a choice, it is simply what is required of the situation. And so, they carry on. But through their … [Read more...]

“A picture is worth a thousand words”: Photo Sharing at AIDS 2012

Let's Stop HIV Together and Facing AIDS at AIDS 2012 This Labor Day, like many Americans, I spent time with friends and family and took photos that I shared with my mobile phone. Today, sharing photos on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram (we’ll write more about Instagram in a future post) offers an easy opportunity to share information about yourself and causes you care about with your social network. In the HIV community, photo sharing campaigns provide a means to mobilize around … [Read more...]

Prevention & Wellness: New Preventive Benefits for Women

New Preventive Benefits for Women   It's a new day for women under the Affordable Care Act. Services to keep you healthy including well-woman visits, support for breastfeeding equipment, domestic violence screening and counseling, contraception, and more will be covered without cost sharing in new health plans starting in August 2012. Giving Women Control Over Their Health Care By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services   Women deserve to have … [Read more...]

The Whitehouse Women’s Update: A New Day for Women!‏

Women’s Update: A New Day for Women!   Greetings All - We hope this message finds you well. There’s a lot going on in the world of Council of Women and Girls this week, but first we wanted to make sure you had a chance to see the President’s statement on the shooting in Wisconsin. You can find it below. Last week, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, women took another step forward in taking control of our health. As Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the White House … [Read more...]

Anxiety linked to Arthritis, Dr. Elizabeth Lin

Many people with arthritis also have depression; this has been known for many years. Now it has been established that anxiety is even more common than depression among arthritis patients, in a study published in Arthritis Care & Research by authors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this podcast, Dr. Elizabeth Lin (who was not involved with the CDC study, but has focused on comorbid depression and pain for many years) discusses why and how the mental health problem as well … [Read more...]

IRIN, Philippines conditional cash transfer programme

GOAL #5 - MATERNAL HEALTH Many people consider the day their child was born the happiest day in their life. In the world's wealthier countries, that is. In poorer countries, the day a child born is all too often the day its mother dies. The lifetime risk of dying in pregnancy and childbirth in Africa is 1 in 22, while it is 1 in 120 in Asia and 1 in 7,300 in developed countries. MANILA, August 2012 (IRIN) - A nationwide conditional cash transfer programme in the Philippines is slowly … [Read more...]

Tribal HIV/STD training kit and guide – Clinical Information Toolbox

IHS announces tribal HIV/STD training kit and guide To help stop the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), the Indian Health Service (IHS) supported the development of a Tribal HIV/STD Training Kit and Policy Guide. The training kit gives tribes and tribal organizations information on how to work with tribal council members, school boards, health directors, and other partnering programs on ways to prevent the transmission of HIV and STDs.The training kit contains … [Read more...]

New Asia – Pacific report focuses on transgender persons

  Bangkok – A lack of targeted research on transgender persons in Asia and the Pacific is significantly hindering their access to health services and blocking effective responses to HIV, says a groundbreaking study released here today to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. In this region, where long marginalized sexual minorities are already bearing the brunt of the HIV epidemic, transgender persons are among the most socially ostracized, lacking fundamental … [Read more...]

PRESS RELEASE …based on a true life Courtney's Story!

    A Celebration of Women   is elated to announce to the Women of our World the following PRESS RELEASE. A Celebration of Women is a Global Women's Advocacy Foundation created to inspire all women to step up and Take Action! This is accomplished through a marketing model of ‘Celebrating the Lives’ of Women Leaders , our WOMEN of ACTION, that are trailblazing, in one way or another, our path in this new millennium, for the further establishment of Gender Equity and Women's- Human Rights! " * … [Read more...]

PRESS RELEASE …based on a true life Courtney’s Story!

    A Celebration of Women   is elated to announce to the Women of our World the following PRESS RELEASE. A Celebration of Women is a Global Women's Advocacy Foundation created to inspire all women to step up and Take Action! This is accomplished through a marketing model of ‘Celebrating the Lives’ of Women Leaders , our WOMEN of ACTION, that are trailblazing, in one way or another, our path in this new millennium, for the further establishment of Gender Equity and Women's- Human Rights! " * … [Read more...]

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