Ukraine – WHO
WHO and health partners urgently need at least US$23 million to provide improved health care to more than 5 million affected people in eastern Ukraine, of whom 1.4 million are considered to be highly vulnerable and in need of humanitarian health assistance.
Urgent action is needed to reduce the increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely – before the age of 70 – from heart and lung disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes, according to a new World Health Organization report.
India – WHO
WHO reports that the Government of India is taking immediate action and targeting the greatest risk factors contributing to NCDs—unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, tobacco and alcohol use, and air pollution.
Syria – WHO
Thanks to support from the Government of Kuwait –US$ 5.5 million in 2014 and US$ 21.2 million in 2013, for health actions inside Syria- the World Health Organization (WHO) has supported three hospitals, including the Children Hospital, with cancer medicines for children with almost 10,000 treatments.
US – Associated Press
Palliative care has gained traction across the nation, but the culturally sensitive model embraced by Familias en Accion represents a new approach.
US – New American Media
It may be an uncomfortable topic to talk about, but it’s one that health care providers are encouraging families to discuss, even before the need for such services should arise.
US – Softpedia
A handbook of psychiatry in palliative medicine is available for free download.
US – Wavy.com
Jase is a beautiful 2 year old toddler who is fighting for his life. On July 15th of 2013, he was taken to the emergency room because he had not been able to keep anything down. After noticing that his head was larger than it should have been, he was given a CT scan and our life changed forever! Jase was diagnosed with Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors (PNET).
Belgium – The Telegraph
Tom Mortier, whose mother was killed by lethal injection at her own request due to depression in a Brussels hospital in April 2012, takes landmark euthanasia case to European Court of Human Rights.
UK – Mencap.org
The best practice guide to end-of-life care for people with a learning disability is available for free download from Mencap.org