News tagged with poorest countries
The global cancer burden is set to surge more than 75% by 2030, according to new research published Online First in the Lancet Oncology. The rise is predicted to be even larger in the developing world, with the poorest countr ...
Cancer May 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Two multinational drugmakers are teaming up with top global health groups to protect millions of girls in the world's poorest countries from deadly cervical cancer.
Medications May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
High blood pressure and obesity are no longer confined to wealthy countries, a new study has found. These health risks have traditionally been associated with affluence, and in 1980, they were more prevalent in countries ...
Cardiology Apr 09, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Today, The Lancet Infectious Diseases published a new report that examines the global economic burden of Chagas disease. In the first study of its kind, researchers measured the health and economic impact of Chagas diseas ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Proposed funding cuts within the international body responsible for tobacco control will leave the world's poorest countries more vulnerable to smoking-related diseases, a study suggests.
Health Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
So-called lifestyle diseases are gaining ground with epidemic speed in low-income countries. The traditional health focus in these countries has been to combat communicable diseases such as malaria, HIV and tuberculosis. ...
Health Sep 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Contraceptive use saves the lives of more than a quarter of million women each year, either from death in childbirth or unsafe abortions, according to estimates published on Tuesday.
Health Jul 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
After enduring six months of pain that grew so intense she could no longer work, Perline Razanadravao finally decided to go with her equally sick baby to see a doctor.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Pneumonia and diarrhea are among the top causes of childhood deaths around the world, particularly among the poor, said a report out Friday by the UN Children's Fund.
Health Jun 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Pharmaceutical giants and the UN intellectual property agency launched Wednesday a collaboration to share certain patented drug information with public organisations.
Medications Oct 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2
Over 70.000 health workers and community volunteers were combing the streets and jungle paths in Sierra Leone Friday at the start of a vaccination programme targetting young children in the West African country.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Niger, one of the world's poorest countries, has bucked regional trends to achieve dramatic reductions in child mortality in recent years, according to a Countdown country case study published in The Lancet.
Health Sep 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
When she was 20 years old, Alphonsina Zara was pregnant with her first child. After three days of excruciating labour, though she was in a health centre, her baby was stillborn.
Health Aug 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Rich nations and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said they had pledged more than 2.6 billion dollars towards family planning in developing countries at a summit in London Wednesday.
Health Jul 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Since 1990, annual maternal deaths have declined by almost one half and the deaths of young children have declined from 12 million to 7.6 million in 2010.
Health Jun 13, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0