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  • 07/15/2019 - 20 million children worldwide – more than 1 in 10 – missed out on lifesaving vaccines such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus in 2018, according to new data from WHO and UNICEF.
  • 07/02/2019 - According to a report published in the last month, three quarters of people living with epilepsy in low-income countries do not receive the treatment they need, increasing the risk of dying prematurely and condemning many to a life of stigma.
  • 06/28/2019 - About 35 million people worldwide suffer from drug-induced disorders and only one in seven people receives treatment. The findings are from the World Drug Report 2019, released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC. According to the new survey, only one in seven people receives the necessary treatment.
  • 06/28/2019 - A new report on inequities in access to water, sanitation and hygiene also reveals that in over half the world there is no access to safe sanitation services. The document on the Joint Monitoring Program, Progress in Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: A special focus on inequalities, indicates that while there has been considerable progress in achieving universal access to basic water, sanitation and hygiene, there are huge gaps in the quality of services provided.
  • 06/28/2019 - The World Health Organization warns that antimicrobial resistance is "one of the greatest health risks." Over 50% of antibiotics in many countries are used improperly. Therefore, the AWaRe tool has been developed by the WHO Essential List of Medicines to contain growing resistance to antibiotics and to make their use safer and more effective. Read more!
  • 06/17/2019 - A new report from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reveals that the number of road traffic deaths continues to rise in the Americas, reaching almost 155,000 per year, 11% of the world’s total. The report, “Status of Road Safety in the Region of the Americas”, highlights that road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for children aged 5 to 14 years, and the second highest cause of death for young people aged between 15 and 29 years. It is also the tenth highest cause of death for all age groups.
  • 06/11/2019 - 'Interprofessional education in the training and work of health technicians' was the theme of the 7th Virtual Seminar of the International Network Health Technicians Education (RETS), headquartered at Joaquim Venâncio Polytechnic School of Health (EPSJV/Fiocruz). Held on June 4, the event brought together researchers Marina Peduzzi, from the University of São Paulo (USP), and José Rodrigues Freire Filho, an international consultant on human resources in health at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), via Skype. According to Peduzzi, interprofessional education "happens when students and professionals from a certain area have opportunities for joint learning and shared with students and professionals from other areas, with the purpose of developing collaborative skills and abilities that favor teamwork."
  • 06/10/2019 - The first ever celebration of the United Nations World Food Safety Day, to be marked globally on 7 June, aimed to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe. Every year, nearly one in ten people in the world (an estimated 600 million people) fall ill and 420,000 die after eating food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances.Unsafe food also hinders development in many low- and middle-income economies, which lose around US$ 95 billion in productivity associated with illness, disability, and premature death suffered by workers. 
  • 06/06/2019 - Every day, there are more than 1 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among people aged 15-49 years, according to data released released this Thursday, June 6 by the World Health Organization. This amounts to more than 376 million new cases annually of four infections - chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis. “We’re seeing a concerning lack of progress in stopping the spread of sexually transmitted infections worldwide,” said Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director for Universal Health Coverage and the Life-Course at WHO. “This is a wake-up call for a concerted effort to ensure everyone, everywhere can access the services they need to prevent and treat these debilitating diseases.”
  • 05/31/2019 - The 7th RETS Virtual Seminar 'Interprofessional Education in the training and work of health technicians' will be held on June 4, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. (Brasília time), at the EPSJV Auditorium, with a live webcast and translation simultaneous to Spanish. At the event, the research professors Marina Peduzzi, Nildo Alves Batista and José Rodrigues Freire Filho will present the theme and discuss possibilities for the use of this strategy in the training of health technicians.