The current H7N9 avian influenza (bird flu) that has infected 108 cases and claimed 22 lives, and that has just spread outside People’s Republic of China (PRC) as of 24 April 2013 should be a stern reminder that global (and regional) health threats continue to loom large.
Recently, the New York Supreme Court overturned the city’s proposal to ban oversized soda drinks, terming it “arbitrary and capricious.” This was seen as an unwarranted infringement on people’s choices and lifestyle.
In the last weeks a new strain of a bird flu virus was observed for the first time in humans in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The virus, which has been traced to a reassortment of genes from wild birds in East Asia and chickens in East PRC, poses many urgent questions and raises global public health concerns about an expanding outbreak
Women are disproportionately affected by water and sanitation issues, including inadequate water supply, lack of sanitation and poor hygiene practices.
Using public-private partnerships, Papua New Guineau is taking innovative approaches to bringing health care to some of its most remote areas.
Good nutrition and health are essential for improving productivity and economic growth and reducing poverty. In particular, adequate nutrition at a young age is a promise for the future, not only of the individuals but also of the society and the nation.
Sanitation experts are exploring new strategies on Pacific islands that go beyond simply building toilets, sewers and treatment plants.
The differences are significant in the health sector under the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2012, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called on its 185 members to ensure that everyone in need has access to essential health care and basic income security.