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  • 04/01/2015 - For the third consecutive year, the Global Health Workforce Alliance is pleased to join forces with civil society partners- Frontline Health Worker Coalition and the Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative to bring you World Health Worker Week, which will run from April 5-11. World Health Worker Week is an opportunity to mobilize communities, partners and policy makers in support of health workers worldwide. We are pleased to invite all HRH stakeholders, GHWA members and partners to celebrate the week by raising public awareness and engagement on health workforce issues, and recognize the lifesaving contribution of the health workforce.
  • 03/10/2015 - A edição n° 150 de março de 2015 da Revista Radis, que está on-line, debate o que está por trás da desoneração fiscal. De acordo com a matéria de capa, a lógica utilizada pelo governo e pelo setor empresarial de menos impostos e contribuições, mais crescimento econômico, mais emprego e bem estar para a população, visando defender a política de renúncias e desonerações parece simples, mas esconde o real impacto da diminuição da arrecadação que financia a Seguridade Social: menos direitos sociais para todos os brasileiros. A estimativa da Receita Federal é que, em 2014, o governo abriu mão de recolher R$ 136,5 bilhões somente com as contribuições sociais. Somado aos impostos, este valor chega a cerca de 250 bilhões perdidos com desonerações e renúncias, informa a revista.
  • 03/04/2015 -  To raise awareness about the impact of congenital anomalies, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has joined with 11 other leading global health organizations to commemorate the first World Birth Defects Day (3 March).
  • 02/24/2015 - The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging affected countries to scale up their investments in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, to improve the health and well-being of more than 1.5 billion people. This investment would represent as little as 0.1% of current domestic expenditure on health in affected low- and middle-income countries for the period 2015-2030.
  • 02/24/2015 - Use of the same syringe or needle to give injections to more than one person is driving the spread of a number of deadly infectious diseases worldwide. Millions of people could be protected from infections acquired through unsafe injections if all healthcare programmes switched to syringes that cannot be used more than once. For these reasons, WHO is launching a new policy on injection safety to help all countries tackle the pervasive issue of unsafe injections.
  • 02/10/2015 - More than 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy. To help defeat the disorder, the WHO Programme on Reducing the Epilepsy Treatment Gap seeks to expand the skills of primary care, non-specialist health care providers to diagnose, treat and follow up with people with epilepsy. The Programme engages in health system strengthening, improving the availability of antiepileptic medicines and raising awareness about epilepsy. The Programme is currently being implemented in 4 countries: Ghana, Mozambique, Myanmar and Viet Nam.  
  • 02/03/2015 - As part of the collaboration between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and The Rockefeller Foundation, and with the goal of further improving our services of selective dissemination of information, the new "Portal for the Equity List and Knowledge Network” was launched. This new virtual space, with free and equitable access, serves as the main source of information for the List. It will allow to generate moderated debates and retrieve thematically classified information, which is automatically connected to the Virtual Health Library (managed by BIREME) and the collection of information products published by PAHO/WHO.
  • 02/02/2015 - Urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely – before the age of 70 – from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes, according to a new WHO report.
  • 02/02/2015 - The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) is meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, this week and next (25 Jan. to 3 Feb.) to discuss global health issues including antimicrobial resistance, the International Health Regulations, adolescent health, and health and the environment, among others. Highlights of the meetings include the special briefing on Ebola by Director-General Margaret Chan at the opening session on 25 Jan., and the appointment of new Directors for WHO's regional offices in Europe and Africa.
  • 01/29/2015 - A day after the presentation of the ECLAC Social Panorama of 2014 – a document prepared annually by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean - ISAGS welcomed the Social Affairs Officer of the Social Development Division of ECLAC, Ana Sojo. The visit came as part of the face-to-face week of the course Intersectoral Public Policies and Social Determination of Health, the first organized by ISAGS.