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...
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- WHO and Global Health Monitoring: The Way Forward. Boerma, J. Ties; Mathers, Colin; Abou-Zahr, Carla // PLoS Medicine;Nov2010, Vol. 7 Issue 11, p1
An essay is presented on health indicator estimates and the work for estimation by the World Health Organization (WHO). It mentions the criteria for health indicator estimates including access to core input data, transparency and use of sound statistical method, and the expert group review. It...
- Worldwide MH improvements remain low. // Outcomes & Accountability Alert;Jun99, Vol. 4 Issue 6, p8
Reports on the findings of the World Health Organization on psychosocial status around the world. Statistical information on the incidence of mental health problems; Reasons for the anticipated increase in the incidence of mental health problems; Factors contributing to psychosocial problems.
- 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...