• Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Health

Published Date: September 28, 2014
Global financing facility to advance women’s and children’s health

Global financing facility to advance women’s and children’s health

The World Bank Group and Governments of Canada, Norway, and the United States recently announced that they will jumpstart the creation of an innovative Global Financing Facility (GFF) to mobilise support for developing countries’ plans to accelerate progress on the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and bring an end to preventable maternal and...

World Heart Day 2014

Published Date: September 28, 2014
Shaving salt, saving lives

Shaving salt, saving lives

According to the World Heart Federation, heart disease and strokes are the world’s leading cause of death, killing 17.1 million people every year — that’s more than victims of cancer, HIV and AIDS and malaria. One particular strategy — salt reduction — can significantly cut the number of people experiencing heart disease and...

Pmnch 2014 Report

Published Date: September 28, 2014
Recommendations for maternal, newborn and child health

The 2014 Report is the fourth annual report that the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) has undertaken since 2011 on analysing commitments to the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health (Global Strategy) and their implementation. This year’s report focuses exclusively on the commitments made to the Global Strategy that were specifically expressed in financial terms. The analysis in this report covers commitments for the timeframe of the Global Strategy (2011 – 2015). Findings: 1. The number of commitment-makers...

Did You Know?

Published Date: September 28, 2014
Increasing skirt sizes may hike your breast cancer risk

If you want to minimise your chances of developing breast cancer, staying the same skirt size over the years might help, a new study published in BMJ open suggests. The study has shown that an increase of one size every 10 years between 25 and postmenopausal age (over 60) is associated with an increase of breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women by 33 percent Needing a bigger skirt size reflects an increase in abdominal fat.  Thus, skirt size served as a...

Published Date: September 28, 2014
Health Bulletin

Health Bulletin

Eating more fish might save hearing Eating more fish may reduce a woman's risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that consuming at least two servings of fish and omega-3s (long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids)...