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WHO welcomes landmark UN declaration on universal health coverage
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WHO welcomes landmark UN declaration on universal health coverage

GENEVA: On September 24, 2019, world leaders adopted a high-level United Nations Political Declaration on universal health coverage (UHC), the most comprehensive set of health commitments ever adopted at this level. “This declaration represents a landmark for global health and development,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General at the WHO. “The world has 11 years…

2019 FDI Election results
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2019 FDI Election results

FDI Report FDI holds elections each year during the General Assembly and Council meetings at each congress. FDI’s system of governance and operations is based on democracy, debate, consensus and accountability.  President-Elect Prof. Ihsane Ben Yahya (Morocco) Treasurer Dr Greg Chadwick (USA) Council Dr Carol Gomez Summerhays (USA) Dr Nahawand Thabet (Egypt) Asst. Prof. Nikolai…

WHO commends 6 countries for public health achievements
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WHO commends 6 countries for public health achievements

Health ministers of six countries were felicitated for public health achievements by the Regional Committee, which is the highest decision-making and governing body of the WHO in South East Asia Region, which is home to one-fourth of the world’s population. Eliminating endemic diseases, enhancing emergency preparedness and achieving universal care (UHC) to reduce out-of-pocket expenditure…

Johnson & Johnson faces a multi-billion dollar lawsuit over opioid crisis
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Johnson & Johnson faces a multi-billion dollar lawsuit over opioid crisis

Johnson and Johnson, one of the world’s largest drug manufacturers, recently came under fire for promoting the ‘opioid epidemic’. Prosecutors have accused Johnson & Johnson for misleading the public by deceptively marketing their painkillers while completely downplaying its negative dependence traits. The company is now on trial in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit by the Oklahoma…

WHO announces four new goodwill ambassadors for health promotion
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WHO announces four new goodwill ambassadors for health promotion

GENEVA: The WHO recently announced the appointment of four new goodwill ambassadors from the fields of sports, politics, and community mobilization to promote healthier lives, stronger health workforces and improved mental health globally. The new ambassadors include Alisson Becker, goalkeeper of the Brazilian national and Liverpool football teams and Dr Natália Loewe Becker, medical doctor…

Robot therapists pose ethical threats
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Robot therapists pose ethical threats

News Release Embodied AI in psychiatry: new technologies pose ethical questions Interactions with artificial intelligence (AI) will become an increasingly common aspect of our lives. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now completed the first study of how “embodied AI” can help treat mental illness. Their conclusion: Important ethical questions of…

UN agencies step up efforts to tackle gender inequalities
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UN agencies step up efforts to tackle gender inequalities

ROME: Three United Nations agencies recently launched a new European Union-supported global initiative to address the root causes of rural gender inequalities and thus strengthen efforts to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. The EU will allocate 5 million euros to finance a four-year program of the Rome-based Food…


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