News: July 2008

AMA Foundation names Healthy Communities/Healthy America recipients

In an effort to address the growing problem of the uninsured and to recognize physician volunteerism, the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation has presented 16 outstanding free clinics fro...

01 Jul '08 | AMA Foundation Grants | USA

Concerns about patient health if cosmetic laser industry de-regulated

The Royal College of Nursing, Which and 30 patient groups, medical bodies, cosmetic clinics and industry representatives in calling on the UK Government to reconsider a plan that will remove non-su...

10 Jul '08 | Cosmetic Treatments

Health risks add to crisis in Ethiopia

Malnutrition and the threat of outbreaks of disease are adding to the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia. WHO is working with the Government of Ethiopia and health partners to support the 4.6 million ...

11 Jul '08 | Ethiopia

2.5 billion live with poor sanitation facilities

Worldwide, the number of people who lack access to an improved drinking water source (protected from faecal and chemical contamination) has fallen below one billion for the first time since data we...

17 Jul '08 | Sanitation | International

Hand hygiene alone will not reduce healthcare associated infections, warns RCN

Infection control measures should include more than just hand hygiene buy also strong leadership, appropriate staffing levels and environmental cleanliness according to an independent report by Kin...

30 Jul '08 | Hand Hygiene | UK

UNITAID, UNICEF and WHO announce massive scale-up in fight against HIV in mothers and children

As the world's leaders and AIDS community gather in Mexico for the biennial global conference on HIV and AIDS, UNITAID, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) today announced an infusion of...

31 Jul '08 | HIV | International

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