Health inequities cause deaths

Health inequities cause premature deaths

eAwaz Health

NY – People with disabilities run the risk of dying up to 20 years earlier than other groups in society, revealed a new report released by the World Health Organization recently. “Many persons with disabilities die earlier, some up to 20 years earlier, and more are at risk — double the risk — of developing a range of health conditions compared to the …

cholera outbreak

Cholera outbreak in Syria

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Syris – Syria has recorded 81 deaths and more than 24,000 suspected cases of the extremely virulent disease, Cholera, since September, according to the World Health Organization, in the country’s first outbreak for more than a decade. Human Rights Watch said: “This devastating cholera outbreak will not be the last waterborne disease to impact Syrians if the country’s severe water …

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Sierra Leone introduces HPV vaccine to protect girls from cervical cancer

eAwaz Medicine

Freetown – In a move to protect adolescent girls from cervical cancer, the Government of Sierra Leone introduced the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine to the routine immunisation schedule and launched the start of a campaign to reach 153,991 girls with the vaccine. The introduction of HPV vaccine is one of the key strategies that the Government is implementing toward …

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eAwaz Local News

Pakistan – Dr Shereen Bhutta, wife of Dr Zulfiqar Bhutta, Founding Director of the Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health at Aga Khan University, has died. She was the Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Karachi. She had over 30 years’ experience as a Teacher/Trainer for medical students and postgraduate …

Eliminate Hepatitis C in Canada

More Action is Required to Eliminate Hepatitis C in Canada by 2030

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Toronto – Five years ago, Canada made a promise to support the World Health Organization (WHO)’s goal of eliminating hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030. Since then great strides have been made to reach this goal, however available data shows there is still more work to be done. In May 2016, Canada signed on to the World Health Organization …