Selfish anti-vaxxers wipe out years of progress

In France, with 387 cases recorded this year, a World Health Organisation study showed half the population doesn't believe the benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks. Half! How can that be? The merit of eradicating childhood diseases was settled decades ago yet now “anti-vaxxer” has become a ...

Social media 'anti-vaxxers' fuel mistrust in health jabs

“Europe was definitely the most sceptical and France was the worst in the world,” Professor Larson said. “In the US the scepticism is more in pockets. It's absolutely a more general scepticism in Europe than the US.” The World Health Organisation recorded 21,315 measles cases and 35 deaths last year ...

Made-in-Vietnam medicine use on the rise

Vietnam now has 163 factories manufacturing medicines that meet Good Manufacturing Practices of the World Health Organisation, the report said. Tran Viet Tiep, a doctor from the Vietnam – Switzerland Hospital in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh, said the factories had initially established a ...

India's air pollution crisis risks becoming humanitarian catastrophe

For instance, India has one of the world's highest road tolls and Delhi is one of the worst places in the world for sexual violence against women. ... According to guidelines set by the World Health Organisation, when the concentration of these tiny particles in the air is greater than about "25 micrograms ...

WHO proposes measures to cut cost of deliveries in hospitals

Alarmed by escalating cost of delivering babies, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has moved to ensure affordable services. ALSO READ: NHIF ... The organisation wants elective caesarian births, instrumental vaginal births, pain blocking injections and early labour inducing medicines discouraged.

JUSAG Health Foundation Launched

Mr Justice Gabriel Pwamang, a Supreme Court Judge, who launched the foundation noted that, a healthy workforce is an asset to an entity and the nation as a whole. Justice Pwamang said the World Health Organisation (WHO) data indicated that non-communicable diseases such as stroke, diabetes ...

Impact of climate change could become serious public health problem for southern Africa

Nearly 20 years ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) conducted a study that measured the impact of climate change on worldwide human health. ... "However, the high impact of climate change on southern Africa still indicates a potentially serious public health problem, a fact that could additional ...

France's Lactalis formula scandal unlikely to frighten French women into breastfeeding

The OECD estimates that while about 60 per cent of French mothers breastfeed at some point, they tend to stop after 17 weeks — data that places France near the bottom of European Union statistics and runs counter to World Health Organisation guidance that infants ideally should be breast-fed for six ...

The champions of clean air

This was also borne out by a World Health Organisation report in 2013, which showed Delhi as the city with the world's most toxic air. I felt we needed to have targeted measures, and what better way for a bunch of lawyers to do it than through the court,” says Sankaranarayanan. So, in 2015, five lawyers ...

'No change' to health advice on stinking tip

They say that the results have now been analysed by Public Health England and all except one reading has been below the World Health Organisation (WHO) air quality guidelines. The presence of hydrogen sulphide below the levels set by the WHO means there will be no long-term harm to health.