World Immunization Week 2013, celebrated April 20 – 27

World Immunization Week, beginning on 20 April, aims to promote one of the world’s most powerful tools for health – the use of vaccines to protect, or "immunize", people of all ages against disease. Under the global slogan "Protect your world – get vaccinated", WHO encourages individuals and organizations working at international, regional, national, and community levels, in the public and private sectors, to coordinate and engage in activities during World Immunization Week. World … [Read more...]

Reverend Sun Myung Moon dies at 92

Thanks to the New York Times, The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the Korean evangelist, businessman and self-proclaimed messiah who built a religious movement notable for its mass weddings, fresh-faced proselytizers and links to vast commercial interests, died on Monday in South Korea. He was 92. Mr. Moon died two weeks after being hospitalized with pneumonia, Ahn Ho-yeul, a spokesman for the Unification Church, his religious movement, told The Associated Press. Mr. Moon courted world leaders, … [Read more...]

Top 30 medicines to save mothers and children

     WHO's first ever list of priority medicines for maternal and child health recommends to countries which medicines are most important for saving lives. Access to appropriate medicines is vital to  achieving global health goals1.     More than eight million children under the age of five still die every year from causes such as pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria. An estimated 1 000 women die every day due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Almost all of these deaths occur in … [Read more...]

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