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Sixty healthy Britons will take part in a trial for a vaccine against Ebola at Oxford. The volunteers will be injected with the virus by experts at the University of Oxford in a fast-tracked process which aims to stop the spread of the fatal disease.
Geneva: A United Nations report released on Tuesday says the number of children under five who die each year fell by 49 per cent between 1990 and 2013, from 12.7 million to 6.3 million, saving 17,000 lives every day. "There has been dramatic and accelerating progress in reducing mortality among children, and the data prove that success is possible even for poorly resourced countries," said Mickey Chopra, head of global health programs at the UN Children's Fund, better known as UNICEF.
Ebola's toll weighs heavily on Arlington man Albert Travell has seen seven of his relatives in Liberia die in the Ebola outbreak Check out this story on WFAA.com: http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/health/2014/09/16/ebola-liberia-arlington-travell/15740791/ A burial team from the Liberian Ministry of Health carries soiled medical supplies to burn along with the bodies of Ebola victims in Marshall, Liberia on August 22, 2014. ARLINGTON - Albert Travell prays for his family in Liberia as he sits in the balcony at First United Methodist Church in Arlington.
In this issue of PLOS Medicine , Kathleen Holloway from WHO and David Henry evaluated data on reported adherence to WHO essential medicines practices and measures of quality use of medicines from 56 low and middle income countries for 2002-2008. They compared the countries' government-reported implementation of 36 essential medicines policies with independent survey results for 10 validated indicators of quality use of medicines .
Mortality rates of children under the age of five are now dropping faster than at any time over the past 20 years, although newborns are disproportionately at risk from a lack of access to medical care, according to two UNICEF reports released on Tuesday. The reports by the UN Children's Fund, both focusing on child survival rates, found that under-five mortality figures have dropped from 12.7 million in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2013, a decrease of almost 50 percent.
The United Nations Children's Fund is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to use his coming speech at the General Assembly to push for progress on saving young mothers and newborns in the developing world. The report says the world is making insufficient progress on meeting the fourth UN Millennium Development Goal - to reduce the child mortality rate as of 2015 by two-thirds from the 1990 level.
The Ebola virus had been circulating in Guinea for roughly three months before doctors and international aid organizations finally detected it. It was hiccups that eventually gave it away, journalist Jeffrey Stern wrote in Vanity Fair this weekend.
In Collaboration with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Medicines for Malaria Venture and Broad Institute Tokyo, Sept 16, 2014 - - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has entered into two joint research agreements for the development of new antimalarial medicines. The first of these agreements is a joint development program with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the non-profit public-private partnership Medicines for Malaria Venture .
The ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge," one of the biggest social media trends to sweep across the nation this summer, was also a source of controversy. The "Ice Bucket Challenge" asked participants to film themselves dumping buckets of ice over themselves and post the videos on Facebook in order to encourage awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, and then nominate friends to do the same.
What if we could reduce worldwide deaths from disease, starvation and disaster while improving the health of people everywhere? According to the World Health Organization, we can. "Previously unrecognized health benefits could be realized from fast action to reduce climate change and its consequences," says a news release about WHO's first global conference on health and climate in Geneva from Aug. 27 to 29, adding, "changes in energy and transport policies could save millions of lives annually from diseases caused by high levels of air pollution."
An aerial view of the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
Last year, the Port Chester High School students involved in the One World Youth Club's service learning project "Send a Net; Save a Life" raised $1500 to purchase 300 nets which hopefully helped to protect children from contracting malaria. Now their club advisor, math teacher Diane Windas, has been invited to join the Nothing But Nets Champions Council at the organization's annual Summit in Washington, DC on September 28-29.
Malaria threatens more than 40% of the world's population and kills up to 1.2 million people worldwide each year. Many of these deaths happen in Sub-Saharan Africa in children under the age of five and pregnant woman.
President Professor Peter Mutharika says poor sanitation is a contributing factor to other leading causes of child mortality including malaria and measles. Mutharika made the remarks Saturday at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe during the official launch and fundraising dinner of the Gertrude Mutharika Beatify Malawi Trust .
Families all over Sierra Leone are preparing as best they can for a three-day Government-enforced lockdown. Photo: Mark Condren A weary health worker at Kenema General Hospital in Sierra Leone begins to remove his personal protective equipment following a stint inside the hospital's Ebola Isolation Unit.
A plant root, black licorice has been touted as a remedy for everything from digestive system ailments to sore throats and bronchitis, to osteoarthritis and malaria. When eaten in large quantities, however, black licorice can be lethal.
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