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Stichting Amnesty: G20 leaders must announce and deliver on concrete actions to stop Ebola


Amnesty International, Oxfam International, Plan International, Save the Children and WaterAid are collectively present in all the three affected countries with a clear analysis of the tremendous needs still to be addressed. These five international non-governmental organisations have launched a petition to the world’s 20 largest economies, to take concrete actions to win the fight against the Ebola disease. Within a couple of weeks, 165,490 people around the world signed the petition to express solidarity with communities affected by the... Read More »

Wolters Kluwer Health: With advances in HIV Care, survivors face other disease risks


In an introductory article, Dr K.M. Venkat Narayan of Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, and colleagues outline a research and capacity-building agenda to better understand and meet the challenge of NCDs in the growing number of people living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the world. They write, "Strengthening in-country research capacity in targeted areas…must be a high priority." Research and Planning to Meet Health Needs of People Living with HIV Large-scale HIV treatment and prevention program... Read More »

Almost EUR 100 billion healthcare savings for EU Member States?


Whilst few disagree with the fact that the European national and regional health systems are faced with unprecedented challenges and that more sustainable care models need to be found soon, the question is whether mHealth - the use of mobile technologies to enable a more patient-centric system and to support healthcare delivery solutions - is an actual answer to these challenges and is able to cut the economic gap. Supporters of mHealth claim that it has the potential to not only help prevent diseases and promote health, but can also lower t... Read More »

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