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A source for inspiration

A very good previous student from Ghana has sent his project report in form of texts, pictures and film. I used some of the material in his contribution and made a homepage. This can be a very good example for … Continue reading

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How mHealth is bringing care home

Mobile health proponents are pouring tens of billions into development applications to address health issues related to aging populations, infirm patients and lack of access to medical facilities. Live video consults and home-based treatments that transmit data to medical professionals … Continue reading

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Polio strikes war-torn central Africa

The resurgence of polio cases in Africa during 2010 has prompted warnings from the World Health Organization and a massive multicountry vaccination program. Health officials blame insufficient vaccination programs for an outbreak of cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo, … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day is Dec. 1

In 1988, the General Assembly expressed deep concern at the pandemic proportions of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Noting that the World Health Organization had declared 1 December 1988 World AIDS Day, the Assembly stressed the importance of observing that … Continue reading

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Bad water, sanitation kill 2 million annually

Some 7% of diseases worldwide are caused by poor sanitation and water quality, experts say, and result in the deaths of about 2 million people each year. Worldwide, about 2.6 billion people still do not have access to a basic … Continue reading

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Hans Rosling: The good news of the decade?

On this ”TED-talk” Hans Rosling is referring to the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (The MDGs). As a doctor and researcher, Hans Rosling identified a new paralytic disease induced by hunger in rural Africa. Now he looks at the bigger … Continue reading

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Pakistan is selected to head UN atomic-energy agency

The International Atomic Energy Agency on Monday chose Pakistan — whose chief nuclear-weapons scientist once trafficked atomic-weapons technology to Iran, Libya and North Korea — to lead its 35-member board of governors. The country last headed the board of the … Continue reading

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$40 billion UN fund for women, children announced

In keeping with the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced a $40 billion drive to improve the lives of women and children around the world — a campaign that could save 16 million lives by 2015. The … Continue reading

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New filter system provides cheap, clean water

South African researchers have designed an inexpensive filter that can purify water directly from a bottle. A tea-bag-sized filter fits inside a tube that can be placed atop a water bottle, providing drinkers with filtered water every time they pour … Continue reading

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Ban Ki-moon urges progress on MDGs for women and children

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on delegates to Advance Global Health summit in Melbourne, Australia, to continue to focus on ways to improve women and children’s health initiatives as part of the organization’s Millennium Development Goals. The event brings … Continue reading

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