Close the gap in health, international report urges
- Global Initiative on Children's Environmental Health Indicators. Dooley, Erin E. // Environmental Health Perspectives;Oct2006, Vol. 114 Issue 10, pA579
The article provides information about the Global Initiative on Children's Environment Health Indicators, led by the World Health Organization. The initiative aims to formulate and advocate the use of environmental health indicators of children, to enhance methods to assess children's...
- Accountability framework. Kondro, Wayne // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/12/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 10, pE653
The article reports on the launch of a formal framework "Keeping Promises, Measuring Results" by the World Health Organization for tracking financial outlays and health indicators for women and children.
- Solidarity in a world fraught with danger. // World Health;Nov/Dec96, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p3
Editorial. Deals with the effect of natural disasters and the threat of man-made technological disaster on world health. Impact of war on health status and infrastructure; World Health Organization's (WHO) role in promoting and supporting national action during disaster; Key principles to be...
- WHO CALLS CHILD ABUSE Major Public Health Problem. // Public Health Reports;Jul/Aug99, Vol. 114 Issue 4, p296
Focuses on child abuse and its prevalence around the world. Presentation of studies at a World Health Organization meeting in Geneva, Switzerland; Role of nursing personnel or community health workers in reducing the prevalence of child abuse.
- Plans for international convention to control tobacco move ahead. // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;1999, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p294
Announces a World Health Organization (WHO) resolution seeking the participation of its members in an international convention on tobacco control. Drafting of the text of the convention; Agenda; Tobacco-related projects and partnerships with other agencies.
- The weighting of an international health status index. Larson, James S. // Social Indicators Research;Mar94, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p265
Suggests possible weights for a global index of health status. World Health Organization's definition of health; Combination of global with mortality indicators; Use of survey methodology to make initial estimates; Sample of international health scholars as basis for index; Implications for...
- European Union diabetes indicators: fact or fiction? De Beaufort, C.E.; Reunanen, A.; Raleigh, V.; Storms, F.; Kleinebreil, L.; Gallego, R.; Giorda, C.; Midthjell, K.; Jecht, M.; De Leeuw, I.; Schober, E.; Boran, G.; Tolis, G. // European Journal of Public Health;2003, Vol. 13 Issue suppl_3, p51
Diabetes mellitus is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in EU/EFTA countries. Monitoring risk factors for diabetes and its complications will offer the possibility to evaluate the development in time as well as the influence of possible interventions. In this investigation a list...
- Life expectancy varies across WHO Europe region by 16 years. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;9/10/2011, Vol. 343 Issue 7822, p502
The article reports on the variation of the life expectancy in the World Health Organization's (WHO) European region. It states that male life expectancy at birth varies 20 years between countries in the region, and that people with greater social and economic means have better health and live...
- Ethnic, Mainstream Papers Differ on Health Reporting. Willis, Erin; Ham, Chang Dae; Rodgers, Shelly // Newspaper Research Journal;Fall2014, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p21
The article discusses a study examining the newspaper coverage of health and health disparities or the differences in health outcomes like disease and death among racial, ethnic and social groups. Topics discussed include the role of newspapers as sources of health information and in setting...