When the 66th World Health Assembly came to a close, 24 resolutions were passed and five decisions were made. Vice President Tanya Mounier outlines the week's highlights.
03 June 2013
Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death, killing one out of 10 people. Yet there are 1.3 billion smokers around the world. In a blog for The Huffington Post, Jeff Sturchio and Derek Yach explore the growing trend of smoking.
30 May 2013
As we move into the second day of the conference, here are some of the inspiring quotes we’ve heard. Across sessions, speakers educated attendees about gender disparities and the importance of women’s health and empowerment.
29 May 2013
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women. This deadly disease can be prevented with three interrelated interventions.
27 May 2013
En route to the Women Deliver conference, Rabin Martin's Whitney Sogol and Adam Lewis discuss what they are looking forward to learning.
26 May 2013
What does it take to ignite the health leader within?
16 May 2013
The U.S. is one of the few countries in the world where maternal mortality is on the rise. Each year in the U.S. an estimated 880 women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth.
10 May 2013
That’s the question which continues to reverberate from the recent week article in the hematology journal Blood rejecting the high prices of treatments for CML (chronic myeloid leukemia).
03 May 2013
This week is World Immunization Week, a global effort to highlight the importance of immunization as a life-saving intervention that guards against preventable diseases. For its part, the World Health Organization wants to highlight the need to reach the 22.4 million infants who are not fully immunized at 12 months.
26 April 2013
It seems as though in some ways we’ve accepted adult obesity as the new normal. Seven out of 10 people in the U.S. are either overweight or obese, conditions that lead to increased risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
24 April 2013