Institutions & Organismes

BRUSSELS (9 Feb. 2013) – In response to news reports that up to 100 percent horsemeat has been found in Findus beef products marketed in France, Sweden and the United Kingdom, Humane Society International calls on European Union officials to protect consumer health and immediately ban the sale of horsemeat coming from North America.

“It is alarming to learn that European consumers...

La HAS a publié un document synthétisant l’ensemble de ses travaux sur la prise en charge des patients atteints de la maladie d’Alzheimer. Karine Petitprez, du service des bonnes pratiques professionnelles à la HAS, en présente les grandes lignes.Y-a-t-il un intérêt à établir un diagnostic précoce de la maladie d’Alzheimer ?

Il est impossible de guérir de cette maladie...

Spain’s provision of methadone maintenance treatment for heroin dependence, combined with the distribution of sterile injecting equipment and access to treatment for AIDS, has led to a turnaround in the country’s HIV epidemic, according to a study published this month in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.


Spain’s experience in this area is relevant to other countries...

Une grande enquête menée en Languedoc-Roussillon, avec le concours de l'Académie nationale de médecine et de la Mutualité Française, montre que la précarité n'est plus seulement synonyme de marginalité et que les nouveaux précaires sont aujourd'hui des jeunes, souvent éduqués qui négligent leur hygiène de vie et à accumulent ainsi les facteurs de risque de diabète.

Dans ce...

31 January 2013 | Geneva - The World Health Organization (WHO) released today a resource package of practical tools specifically aimed at improving patient safety in hospitals in developing countries.


The resource package was co-developed by frontline health professionals through a pioneering WHO programme, African Partnerships for Patient Safety (APPS), that pairs 14 African hospitals...

Geneva : 17 January 2013 - The number of measles deaths globally decreased by 71% between 2000 and 2011, from 542 000 to 158 000. Over the same period, new cases dropped 58% from 853 500 in 2000 to 355 000 in 2011, according to new data released Thursday by the World Health Organization, a leading member of the Measles and Rubella Initiative. Although the WHO Region of the Americas* has...

Geneva - 16 January 2013 –The World Health Organization (WHO) reports unprecedented progress against 17 neglected tropical diseases*, thanks to a new global strategy, a regular supply of quality assured, cost-effective medicines and support from global partners. The report Sustaining the drive to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases reveals new momentum has shifted the...

Pilules de 3ème et 4ème générations : Marisol Touraine réaffirme l’importance de la contraception dans les meilleures conditions de sécurité

L’ANSM a participé à la conférence de presse organisée le 11 janvier 2013 par la Ministre des affaires sociales et de la santé sur les pilules de 3ème génération.





Marisol Touraine a réaffirmé l’importance de la contraception...

AFRICA 

 

Central African Republic: The situation remains difficult for thousands of people still displaced in the north of the country. In the capital, Bangui, people are anxious. Read more about the efforts of the ICRC and the Central African Red Cross Society to help people throughout the country affected by the conflict in an operational update to be issued by mid-January. A map is...

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