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IHR Review Committee to discuss Ebola report.

- Bull. World Health Organ. (2015)

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Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, will convene the first meeting of the newly formed International Health Regulations (IHR) Review Committee on the Ebola outbreak 24 to 25 August in Geneva... The Review Committee, comprising experts from WHO Member States, will discuss recommendations by the Ebola Interim Assessment Panel in its final report, released on 7 July, on the response by WHO and the international humanitarian system to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa... The IHR (2005) are rules on how WHO’s Member States should handle disease outbreaks and other health emergencies... The Committee will assess how effective the regulations have been during the current Ebola outbreak and the extent to which 2011 recommendations, made by the IHR Review Committee on the 2009 influenza pandemic, have been implemented... Only 33 countries currently impose taxes of more than 75% of the retail price of cigarettes, while many countries have extremely low cigarette tax rates and some have none at all, according to the WHO Report on the global tobacco epidemic 2015... The report was launched in the Philippines in recognition of the country’s efforts to reduce smoking by tripling national excise taxes in 2012... It is the latest in a WHO report series that tracks tobacco control progress in countries by gauging their implementation of key policies based on WHO’s so-called MPOWER measures, of which raising tobacco taxes is one... In 2008, WHO identified these as the evidence-based measures that are the most effective in reducing tobacco use, and started to provide technical support to help countries use the measures to fulfil some of their obligations under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. “Evidence from countries such as France shows that higher tobacco product prices linked to increased taxes lead to significant declines in smoking and tobacco-related harm, such as lung cancer deaths,” said Dr Douglas Bettcher, director of WHO’s Department for the Prevention of Noncommunicable diseases... A recent WHO–World Bank Group report studied global access to essential health services – including family planning, antenatal care, skilled birth attendance, child immunization, antiretroviral therapy, tuberculosis treatment, and access to clean water and sanitation – in 2013, and found that an estimated 400 million people lacked access to at least one of these types of services... The Tracking universal health coverage: first global monitoring report found that, across 37 countries, 6% of the population was tipped or pushed further into extreme poverty (living on US$ 1.25/day) because they had to pay for health services out of their own pockets, the report said... In 2013, 32% of global health expenditure came from out-of-pocket payments, down from 36% in 2000, the report noted. “While this is the right direction, the 2013 figure is nevertheless considered an indication that in many countries out-of-pocket payments are still too high (below 20% of total health expenditure is usually a good indication of reduced risk of catastrophic health spending),” said the report... The 2014 edition is the fourth and most recent edition, with data on mental health services and resources across the world, including financial allocations, human resources and specialized facilities for mental health from 171 countries. http://www.who.int/mental_health The Thalassaemia International Federation was awarded WHO’s Dr Lee Jong-Wook Memorial Prize for its contribution to public health at this year’s World Health Assembly... It was originally thought to be a disease of the Mediterranean region, but later it was recognized that these conditions – which include sickle cell anaemia – are prevalent in areas where malaria is or was endemic... The nongovernmental organization, established in 1987 in Cyprus has helped to set up 117 national associations in 57 countries and is working for equal access and quality of health care for all those with these conditions.

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- Bull. World Health Organ. (2015)

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Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, will convene the first meeting of the newly formed International Health Regulations (IHR) Review Committee on the Ebola outbreak 24 to 25 August in Geneva... The Review Committee, comprising experts from WHO Member States, will discuss recommendations by the Ebola Interim Assessment Panel in its final report, released on 7 July, on the response by WHO and the international humanitarian system to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa... The IHR (2005) are rules on how WHO’s Member States should handle disease outbreaks and other health emergencies... The Committee will assess how effective the regulations have been during the current Ebola outbreak and the extent to which 2011 recommendations, made by the IHR Review Committee on the 2009 influenza pandemic, have been implemented... Only 33 countries currently impose taxes of more than 75% of the retail price of cigarettes, while many countries have extremely low cigarette tax rates and some have none at all, according to the WHO Report on the global tobacco epidemic 2015... The report was launched in the Philippines in recognition of the country’s efforts to reduce smoking by tripling national excise taxes in 2012... It is the latest in a WHO report series that tracks tobacco control progress in countries by gauging their implementation of key policies based on WHO’s so-called MPOWER measures, of which raising tobacco taxes is one... In 2008, WHO identified these as the evidence-based measures that are the most effective in reducing tobacco use, and started to provide technical support to help countries use the measures to fulfil some of their obligations under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. “Evidence from countries such as France shows that higher tobacco product prices linked to increased taxes lead to significant declines in smoking and tobacco-related harm, such as lung cancer deaths,” said Dr Douglas Bettcher, director of WHO’s Department for the Prevention of Noncommunicable diseases... A recent WHO–World Bank Group report studied global access to essential health services – including family planning, antenatal care, skilled birth attendance, child immunization, antiretroviral therapy, tuberculosis treatment, and access to clean water and sanitation – in 2013, and found that an estimated 400 million people lacked access to at least one of these types of services... The Tracking universal health coverage: first global monitoring report found that, across 37 countries, 6% of the population was tipped or pushed further into extreme poverty (living on US$ 1.25/day) because they had to pay for health services out of their own pockets, the report said... In 2013, 32% of global health expenditure came from out-of-pocket payments, down from 36% in 2000, the report noted. “While this is the right direction, the 2013 figure is nevertheless considered an indication that in many countries out-of-pocket payments are still too high (below 20% of total health expenditure is usually a good indication of reduced risk of catastrophic health spending),” said the report... The 2014 edition is the fourth and most recent edition, with data on mental health services and resources across the world, including financial allocations, human resources and specialized facilities for mental health from 171 countries. http://www.who.int/mental_health The Thalassaemia International Federation was awarded WHO’s Dr Lee Jong-Wook Memorial Prize for its contribution to public health at this year’s World Health Assembly... It was originally thought to be a disease of the Mediterranean region, but later it was recognized that these conditions – which include sickle cell anaemia – are prevalent in areas where malaria is or was endemic... The nongovernmental organization, established in 1987 in Cyprus has helped to set up 117 national associations in 57 countries and is working for equal access and quality of health care for all those with these conditions.

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