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neurodegenerative disorders

Early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders: Where are we now?

Dr Gerry Morrow shares his thoughts on the current state of play when it comes to the early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders, and asks the questions, can we screen, and should we screen?
diabetes researchers

Danish Diabetes Academy aims to train and educate the world’s best (young) diabetes researchers

In this analysis, the Danish Diabetes Academy explains how they intend to train and educate the world’s best (young) diabetes researchers
e-learning

e-learning systems helps healthcare industry manage diabetes changes

An intriguing e-learning programme that helps busy healthcare practitioners stay abreast with changes in diabetes management.
mobile health

Mobile health monitoring systems that address diabetes

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group shares her thoughts on mobile health monitoring systems that address the global concern of diabetes
health agenda

Why isn’t diabetes at the top of every health agenda?

Gwen Carleton, Communication Manager for the World Diabetes Foundation, explores how diabetes still isn’t prioritised by governments and in global development – despite the clear business case for doing so – and hopes that 2018 will mark a turning point
indoor air pollution

Indoor air pollution: A silent epidemic

While most of us will not be able to see signs of pollution inside our homes, the air quality of indoor spaces is becoming worse as cars, power plants and construction projects continue to wreak their polluting havoc on UK cities
Ageing

The role of research in Canada for the future of ageing

Dr Yves Joanette, Scientific Director at the CIHR Institute of Aging explores how Canada’s researchers are meeting the needs of an ageing population, now and in the future
infectious diseases

The World Health Organization: Tackling infectious diseases in Africa

Open Access Government explores the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in tackling infectious diseases, including tuberculosis (TB)
diabetes

Diabetes: A paradigm case for rewarding innovation in value-based healthcare

Prof Dr Freimut Schliess, Director of Science & Innovation at Profil Institut für Stoffwechselforschung GmbH explains the important role of innovation when it comes to healthy living and active ageing, including his thoughts on the diabetes paradigm
tobacco

World No Tobacco Day: The effects on your heart

Many people don’t realise the harm that tobacco use does to the heart, a leading cardiologist has warned
ebola virus disease

UK helps in the fight against Ebola virus disease

The UK Public Health Rapid Support Team is being deployed to the Democratic Republic of Congo to help control the outbreak of Ebola virus disease
universal health coverage

Universal health coverage in Africa and the public good

Associate Professor at University of Oslo, Dr Ruth J. Prince provides an overview of universal health coverage (UHC) and why this is important in Africa when it comes to the state, citizenship, healthcare and welfare
universal health

Universal health coverage (UHC)

The World Health Organization’s universal health coverage (UHC) initiative, plus the expansion of health insurance in Africa are explored here by Open Access Government
work-life balance

Work-life balance as a game changer for gender equality and mental health

This year’s celebration of International Women’s Day coincides with European Parliament discussions on a proposed Directive on Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers
Malaria Report

For malaria progress: The bottom line IS the bottom line

David H Peyton. Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry at Portland State University explores the progress being made on malaria in the world today The annual report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) that tracks malaria world-wide came out at the end of November 2017 and it was not reassuring to...
Malaria elimination

Malaria: aspirations, realities and practicalities

Dr James Tibenderana from Malaria Consortium unveils the facts about the global goal to eliminate malaria In the past decade, the aspiration of malaria elimination has been high on the agenda. Reducing malaria deaths and the number of diagnosed malaria cases by at least 90% and eliminating it in at...
cancer care

The challenge of sustainability in cancer care

All.Can shares their profound insights into the challenges concerning the need to improve the efficiency of cancer care, focusing on better outcomes for patients Healthcare budgets are under increasing pressure. We face an urgent question about how we can sustain high-quality healthcare. All.Can is an international multi-stakeholder initiative set up...
animal health

The global challenge of antibiotic resistance

Roxane Feller, AnimalhealthEurope Secretary-General provides a fascinating insight into the global challenge of antibiotic resistance Antibiotics have had very positive effects on animal health over the years. Our pets are living much longer than they were decades ago and livestock are raised much more efficiently through our ability to control...
sustainable health

WHO works towards achieving sustainable health in Europe

The World Health Organisation is working towards equitable and sustainable health in Europe, as Open Access Government finds out Better, more equitable and sustainable health for Europe defines the primary aim that The World Health Organisation in the European Region (WHO/Europe) is working towards and striving to achieve. Responsible for public...
reduce cholera deaths

Health officials pledge to reduce cholera deaths by 90%

Health Officials from across the globe are set to meet in France and pledge to dramatically reduce cholera deaths by 2030

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