This section covers a review of the scientific and educational press, books reviews, reading notes and editors’ choices about articles published worldwide.
Articles of the section
In a recent article published in the BioMed Central Web pages, researchers from India and the UK describe an inexpensive surveillance system for measuring maternal mortality, which could eventually be extended to other regions to significantly increase maternal health protection.
[; Abstract; ]
In places with poor vital registration, measurement of maternal mortality and monitoring the impact of interventions on maternal mortality is difficult and seldom undertaken. Mortality (...)
A Web portal gathering internet ressources on research ant treatment of tropical deceases has been created during the last annual meeting of the Global Forum for Health Research (Forum 11).
TropIKA.net (Tropical Disease Research to foster Innovation and Knowledge Application) is a web-based platform for the acquisition, review and sharing of current information and knowledge on:
Public health research needs and scientific opportunities
Research-based evidence in support of control and (...)
Young voices in research for health 2nd joint essay competition organised by the "Global Forum for Health Research" and "The Lancet"
The Global Forum for Health Research and The Lancet are sponsoring their second joint essay competition on the occasion of Forum 11, the 2007 annual meeting of the Global Forum for Health Research in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 29 October to 2 November 2007.
Entries relating to some aspect of the overall theme of Forum 11: Equitable access, research challenges for health in developing countries are invited from young professionals working in or interested in the broad spectrum of (...)
News from Africa REUTERS starts a new service dedicated to African news
The press agency Reuters has just started a new service grouping the news from Africa.
The new service address is: http://africa.reuters.com
A clickable map allows the visitor to choose the country he wishes to be informed about: http://africa.reuters.com/nbc
UNICEF report released ’The state of the world’s children 2007. Women and children: The double dividend of gender equality’
The State of the World’s Children 2007 examines the discrimination and disempowerment women face throughout their lives – and outlines what must be done to eliminate gender discrimination and empower women and girls. It looks at the status of women today, discusses how gender equality will move all the Millennium Development Goals forward, and shows how investment in women’s rights will ultimately produce a double dividend: advancing the rights of both women and children.
Followed by a general (...)
Press review of some reports and news published by the World Health Organisation, in November 2006
This article can be read in full extent HERE,
in its original French version.
Opportunities for Africa’s newborns
New report shows improvements in child survival in Africa for the first time since the 1980s — but more than a million African babies still die in the first month of life [...]
Read more on the WHO site HERE
The African Regional Health Report
Africa is developing solutions for (...)
An Indian Web Site giving advices on infant nutrition and healthcare.
Health Education to Villages
Facts for Life
Every year, nearly 11 million children die from preventable causes before reaching their fifth birthday. Millions more survive only to face diminished futures, unable to develop to their full potential.
Many of these deaths can be avoided if parents and caregivers understand what to do when illness strikes and how to recognize the danger signs that (...)
SciELO Public Health is an electronic library online covering health science articles published by scientific journals. Its primary goal is to provide universal and integrated access to scientific journals in the health science area within Ibero-american countries.
SciELO Public Health
This site (English, Portuguese and Spanish) offers a rich bibliography, among which we have found the following interesting titles:
Elkoff VA, Miller JE. Trends and differentials in infant mortality in the (...)
Read an interesting article on World water ressources in Science of August 26th, 2006.