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WHO, FAO, OIE issue urgent call for responsible use of antibiotics in humans and animals
World Antibiotic Awareness Week was held from 13-9 November with an urgent call for the responsible use of antibiotics in humans and animals to reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance. The call was made jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health more
As the Syrian war continues, the proportion of children killed increases
In 2016, one in four civilian deaths in the Syrian war were children, according to new estimates published in The Lancet Global Health journal. The study finds that since 2011, the conflict has claimed the lives of an increasing proportion of children as a result more
Fake drugs problem on the rise
An estimated 10% of medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to new research from WHO, outlined in a recently published report: WHO Global Surveillance and Monitoring System for substandard and falsified medical products. This means that people are taking medicines that fail to treat more
Half of world’s population without access to essential health services
At least half of the world’s population – 3.5 billion people – cannot obtain essential health services, according to a new report from the World Bank and the World Health Organization. And each year, large numbers of households are being pushed into poverty because they must pay for health care out of their own more
Global collaboration treats more than 1 billion for NTDs in 2016
In 2016, more than 1 billion people of the world’s poorest people were reached with treatment for at least one neglected tropical disease in one of the most comprehensive global health collaborations in history. That’s one in seven of the world’s population. Fewer people are suffering from these debilitating diseases than ever before, and many countries are eliminating more
Like Lego blocks – next-generation DNA bricks can self-assemble into 3D nanostructures at GigaDalton scale
DNA, present in almost every cell, is increasingly being used as a building material to construct tiny, but sophisticated structures such as autonomous ‘DNA walkers’ that can move along a microparticle surface, fluorescent labels for diagnostic applications, ‘DNA boxes’ that serve as smart more

Date of upload: 22nd Jan 2018
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