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Efua Dorkenoo: The Woman Who Never Stopped

June Eric-Udorie | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
June Eric-Udorie

Efua Dorkenoo, OBE, known affectionately to many, as 'Mama Efua' was a shining light in the movement to end FGM, dedicating her life to the eradication of the practice. Often referred to as the mother of the end FGM campaign, she fought for decades and battled to ensure that FGM stopped being a minority issue that was ignored to an issue was recognized as a priority by governments and policy makers around the world.

Why Misjudged Reporting of Ebola Could Kill

Michael Brooks | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Michael Brooks

Newspapers and broadcasters already self-censor when reporting suicides. That is because studies have shown that detailed reports of suicide lead to copycat cases. Perhaps it is time, then, for the media to help reduce the impact of Ebola by showing a little restraint. Tales of desperate, gruesome deaths make better newspaper copy than tales of survival, but they also fuel the hopelessness that can kill those unlucky enough to contract the virus.

Why Investing in Malaria Control Matters for the Muslim World

Hervé Verhoosel | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Hervé Verhoosel

The small bite of an infected mosquito caused an estimated 207 million cases of malaria in largely developing countries around the world each year. Almost half of these cases occur in predominantly Muslim countries belonging to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)...

Field Diary: 72 Hours to Travel 32 Kilometres - A Humanitarian Mission in Aleppo

Insaf Nizam | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Insaf Nizam

I was part of a recent humanitarian mission that delivered emergency assistance to children and families in six hard-to-reach villages in northwestern Aleppo governorate. For some families living in this remote area near the Turkish border, it had been almost two years since they had received humanitarian supplies...

Unfair and Not Lovely: The Global Skin Bleaching Epidemic Hasn't Gone Away

Dimple Vijaykumar | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dimple Vijaykumar

Many hope so, but for now, it seems the struggle against centuries of the 'Fair and Lovely' culture rages on, while skin-bleaching itself remains the norm amongst many in Asian and African communities.

Keeping Score: Can the NTD Scorecard Keep Global Action Against These Diseases on Track?

Simon Bush | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK
Simon Bush

This week sees the publication of From Promises to Progress, a new report on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), a group of 17 infectious diseases that between them affect over 1.4 billion of the poorest people in the world.

Movember and Me: the Global Fight Against Cancer

Dr Mark Britnell | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Britnell

As I prepare to shave off my Movember moustache, I'm reflecting on the reason why I decided to take part and the importance of fighting cancer globally. Four years ago, in November, I had a cancer operation to take my prostate out.

HeiaHeia - Let's Move That Body and Have Fun!

Laila Escartín-Sorjonen | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Tech
Laila Escartín-Sorjonen

Let me tell you, HeiaHeia is the answer to all of us who lack the will power to get a grip of ourselves to start moving that body. HeiaHeia is some sort of fitness Facebook in which we can keep track of and share everything sporty we do.

Diesel Engine Exhaust Fumes Pose 'Cancer Risk', Warns WHO

PA | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Diesel fumes cause cancer, the World Health Organisation's cancer agency declared today, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public hea...

Last Effective Treatment For Gonorrhoea 'Fails'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Urgent action must be taken to prevent millions of people across the world running out of treatment options for gonorrhoea, warns the World Health Or...

Kidneys For Sale: Illegal Organs ‘Sold Every Hour’

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that more than one human organ is illegally purchased every hour worldwide. Trade has risen to wo...

Hope for Women and Girls

Joy Phumaphi | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK
Joy Phumaphi

As representatives of the World Health Organization Member States arrive in Geneva this week for the 65th World Health Assembly, I feel a cautious optimism about the future, and the future health of Africa. With two female heads of state in Africa - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Liberia and Joyce Banda in Malawi - women's health and gender equality are no longer marginalised, they have become central to a nation's potential for development and prosperity. National level attention to women's health and opportunity has become the standard against which our collective progress is judged.