World Health Statistics 2017: Almost half of all deaths globally now have a recorded cause

Almost half of all deaths globally are now recorded with a cause, new data from WHO show, highlighting improvements countries have made on collecting vital statistics and monitoring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Several countries have made significant strides towards strengthening the data they collect, including China, Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran, where 90% of deaths are now recorded with detailed cause-of-death information, compared with 5% in 1999. ...
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Post-Ebola reforms: ample analysis, inadequate action | The BMJ

Reports on the response to Ebola broadly agree on what needs to be done to deal with disease outbreaks. But Suerie Moon and colleagues find that the world is not yet prepared for future outbreaksIn August 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in west Africa a public health emergency of international concern, and the world scrambled to respond. Better preparedness and a faster, more coordinated response could have prevented most of the 11 000 deaths directly attrib...
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What will Donald Trump’s presidency mean for health? A scorecard – The Lancet

US Presidents make their mark on health, for better or worse. Donald Trump campaignedon a populist platform to “make America great again”. While the actual policies hisadministration will pursue—and the priority he will place on each of them—remain inmany ways uncertain, both his statements and his nominations for key government postssuggest that his presidency could have profound implications for health. His proposalto repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with a “better reform”, his stanc...
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WHO | World AIDS Day 2016

In advance of World AIDS Day, WHO has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing to improve access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis. According to a new WHO progress report lack of an HIV diagnosis is a major obstacle to implementing the Organization’s recommendation that everyone with HIV should be offered antiretroviral therapy (ART). Quelle: WHO | World AIDS Day 2016
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