CDB, PAHO launch "Stronger Together" campaign, raising awareness about mental health and psychosocial support in disasters
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) July 10 launched the "Stronger Together" campaign that draws attention to the information and tools available to assist communities in better coping with the psychological impact of adverse events.
According to Jessie Schutt-Aine, PAHO Subregional Program Coordinator, Caribbean, few communication campaigns or products in the Caribbean help people build resilience to cope with the impacts of disasters.... read more
UN environment agency teams up with NASA to promote environmental understanding
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States, NASA, is teaming up with the UN environment agency (UNEP) to boost an international science and education program and raise environmental awareness.... read more
Research Shows Two Treatments Effective Against DRC Ebola Strain
New research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows two investigational Ebola treatments being used in the ongoing outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are effective in laboratory studies.... read more
Trump Signs Order to Increase Kidney Donation, Home Dialysis
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Wednesday outlined initial steps for reshaping how the federal government pays for care of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), including efforts to encourage home-based dialysis and donation of kidneys.
President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that tasks the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with developing a series of proposals for addressing kidney disease.... read more
CRP Test Can Guide Antibiotic Use in COPD
Point-of-care C-reactive protein (CRP) testing conducted to inform antibiotic prescribing in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations was associated with lower overall antibiotic use, and with no evidence of increased harm, according to UK researchers.... read more