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Rethinking Health Promotion: A Global Approach

MacDonald, T.H. Historical and philosophical analysis of health promotion Rethinking Health Promotion: A Global Approach offers an historical and philosophical analysis of health promotion, provides a number of essays on a diversity of issues, methods and ...

WHO health topic: women's health.

Being a man or a woman has a significant impact on health, as a result of both biological and gender-related differences. The health of women and girls is of particular concern because, in many societies, they are disadvantaged by discrimination rooted in ...

Improving Equity in Health by Addressing Social Determinants

The Commission on Social Determinants of Health knowledge Networks, Lee, J. H. and Sadana, R. Health equity This recently published book highlights actions to improve health equity based on findings from the nine global Knowledge Networks that were establ ...

The burden of musculoskeletal conditions at the start of the new millennium.

World Health Organization Scientific Group All aspects of the global burden of musculoskeletal conditions A WHO Scientific Group on the Burden of Musculoskeletal Conditions at the Start of the New Millennium met in Geneva from 13 to 15 January 2000. The m ...

Testing the Finch Hypothesis on Green OA Mandate Effectiveness

Gargouri, Y., et al Open Access publishing "The [Green OA] policies of neither research funders nor universities themselves have yet had a major effect in ensuring that researchers make their publications accessible in institutional repositories…&quo ...

Transforming participation?: a comparative study of state and civil society agency within national development processes in Malawi and Ireland

Gaynor, Niamh; Sociology; Africa; Malawi; Ireland; North and South; Participatory governance; Poverty Reduction Strategy Programme; PRSP; Civil Society; Participation; Partnership; Globalisation; Governance; Social Partnership.; In the context of growing ...

Climate Change 2014: Impact, Adaptations, and Vulnerability

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Climate change The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report today that says the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans. The world, in ...

WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2013: Enforcing bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship

World Health Organization (WHO) Tobacco epidemic The continued success in global tobacco control is detailed in this year’s WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2013. The fourth in the series, this year’s report presents the status of the MPOWER mea ...

Physical activity promotion in socially disadvantaged groups: principles for action

World Health Organization (WHO) Physical activity Over the past few years, physical activity promotion has increasingly been recognized in Europe as a priority for public health action and many countries have responded through the development of policies ...

Physical activity promotion in socially disadvantaged groups: principles for action. Policy summary

World Health Organization (WHO) Physical activity Over the past few years, the promotion of physical activity has been more widely recognized as a priority for public health action in Europe and many countries have responded by developing policies and int ...

Questions of Life and Death: An investigation into the value of health library and information services in Australia

Health Libraries Inc (HLI) and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Health library services Health Libraries Inc (HLI) and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) have produced a joint report, Questions of life and d ...

The Helsinki Statement on Health in All Policies

Global Conference on Health Promotion Participants To promote health and equity The focus of the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion was on how to promote health and equity by implementing the Health in All Policies approach. The key outcomes of Con ...

Successes and failures of health policy in Europe. Four decades of divergent trends and converging challenges

World Health Organization (WHO) This report considers the impact health policy has had on population health In the last 40 years, the health of Europeans overall has improved markedly, yet progress has been very uneven from country to country. This report ...

Status report on alcohol and health in 35 European countries 2013

World Health Organization (WHO) Alcohol consumption and related harm People in the WHO European Region consume the most alcohol per head in the world. In the European Union (EU), alcohol accounts for about 120 000 premature deaths per year: 1 in 7 in men ...

Country implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: Status Report 2011

World Health Organization (WHO) Breast-milk substitutes Globally, breastfeeding has the potential to prevent 220 000 deaths among children under five each year. WHO recommends that all infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of li ...

Research for Universal Health Coverage

World Health Organization (WHO) Access to health services Universal health coverage ensures everyone has access to the health services they need without suffering financial hardship as a result. In December 2012, a UN resolution was passed encouraging gov ...

Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, well-being and Sustainability

Dannenberg, A.L., Frumkin, H. and Jackson, R.J. Sustainable development Making Healthy Places offers a comprehensive look at the human health implications of buildings, neighborhoods, and cities. Based on the latest scientific evidence, this multidiscipli ...

Designing Healthy Communities

Jackson, R.J. and Sinclair, S. Sustainable development Designing Healthy Communities, the companion book to the acclaimed public television documentary, highlights how we design the built environment and its potential for addressing and preventing many of ...

Urban Physical Environments and Health Inequalities: A Scoping Review of Interventions

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Factors influencing health This scoping review is the second report in a two part-series on urban physical environments and health inequalities by the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI). It builds ...

Marketing Food to Children: Changes in the Global Regulatory Environment 2004- 2006

Hawkes, C., International Food Policy Research Institute Food regulation In May 2004, the World Health Organization’s Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (DPAS) called on governments, private industry, and consumer groups to take action ...