- 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...
- 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...
- The 2014 WHO conference on health and climate. Neira, Maria // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Aug2014, Vol. 92 Issue 8, p546
The article presents information on the August 2014 World Health Organization conference on health and climate.
- Monitoring inequality: an emerging priority for health post-2015. Hosseinpoor, Ahmad Reza; Bergen, Nicole; Magar, Veronica // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Sep2015, Vol. 93 Issue 9, p591
The article reflects on the need for the World Health Organization and its partners to strengthen health inequality monitoring across all health topics beyond 2015. Topics include factors that underlie successful health inequality monitoring systems including political will, financial resources,...
- Global leprosy situation, 2008 (additional information). // Weekly Epidemiological Record;12/12/2008, Vol. 83 Issue 50, p459
Several tables are presented that list the leprosy occurrences by World Health Organization (WHO) regions, and global leprosy occurrences by WHO region, country or territory in 2008 including African countries, American countries, and South East Asian countries.