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WHO publishes guidance on climate resilient and environmentally sustainable health care facilities
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WHO publishes guidance on climate resilient and environmentally sustainable health care facilities

<p>As our climate changes, health systems and health care facilities come under mounting pressure, making it harder for health professionals to keep people healthy from increasingly severe climate impacts.</p><p>New <strong>WHO guidance for Climate Resilient and Environmentally Sustainable Health Care Facilities</strong> provides health professionals and health care facility managers with key tools and interventions to strengthen health care facilities in the context of climate change. The aim is to enable health care facilities to anticipate, respond to, recover from and adapt to climate-related shocks and stresses, while minimizing negative impacts on the environment and leveraging opportunities to restore and improve it.</p><p>&ldquo;<...
Neglected tropical diseases: tackling stigmatization, discrimination and mental health through a person-centred approach
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Neglected tropical diseases: tackling stigmatization, discrimination and mental health through a person-centred approach

Women in sub-Saharan Africa affected by genital schistosomiasis suppress their health-seeking behaviour and are reluctant to speak about their condition, fearing matrimonial and societal consequences. Children as young as 12 years with swollen legs from lymphatic filariasis are booed at school. People with leprosy resist health-seeking behaviour for fear of stigmatization and ostracization. Buruli ulcer is often attributed to mystical causes, prompting people to seek treatment from traditional healers. Individuals affected by Chagas disease are discriminated against because the disease is almost always associated with the poorest populations who live in thatched homes infested by triatomine bugs that can carry Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative parasite.<br /> <br /> These are...
Neglected tropical diseases: tackling stigmatization, discrimination and mental health through a person-centred approach
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Neglected tropical diseases: tackling stigmatization, discrimination and mental health through a person-centred approach

Women in sub-Saharan Africa affected by genital schistosomiasis suppress their health-seeking behaviour and are reluctant to speak about their condition, fearing matrimonial and societal consequences. Children as young as 12 years with swollen legs from lymphatic filariasis are booed at school. People with leprosy resist health-seeking behaviour for fear of stigmatization and ostracization. Buruli ulcer is often attributed to mystical causes, prompting people to seek treatment from traditional healers. Individuals affected by Chagas disease are discriminated against because the disease is almost always associated with the poorest populations who live in thatched homes infested by triatomine bugs that can carry Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative parasite.<br /> <br /> These are...
Neglected tropical diseases: tackling stigmatization, discrimination and mental health through a person-centred approach
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Neglected tropical diseases: tackling stigmatization, discrimination and mental health through a person-centred approach

Women in sub-Saharan Africa affected by genital schistosomiasis suppress their health-seeking behaviour and are reluctant to speak about their condition, fearing matrimonial and societal consequences. Children as young as 12 years with swollen legs from lymphatic filariasis are booed at school. People with leprosy resist health-seeking behaviour for fear of stigmatization and ostracization. Buruli ulcer is often attributed to mystical causes, prompting people to seek treatment from traditional healers. Individuals affected by Chagas disease are discriminated against because the disease is almost always associated with the poorest populations who live in thatched homes infested by triatomine bugs that can carry Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative parasite.<br /> <br /> These are...
WHO publishes guidance on climate resilient and environmentally sustainable health care facilities
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WHO publishes guidance on climate resilient and environmentally sustainable health care facilities

<p>As our climate changes, health systems and health care facilities come under mounting pressure, making it harder for health professionals to keep people healthy from increasingly severe climate impacts.</p><p>New <strong>WHO guidance for Climate Resilient and Environmentally Sustainable Health Care Facilities</strong> provides health professionals and health care facility managers with key tools and interventions to strengthen health care facilities in the context of climate change. The aim is to enable health care facilities to anticipate, respond to, recover from and adapt to climate-related shocks and stresses, while minimizing negative impacts on the environment and leveraging opportunities to restore and improve it.</p><p>&ldquo;<...
No deal on global digital tax this year, says OECD
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No deal on global digital tax this year, says OECD

Public pressure has been growing on governments to clamp down on the tax avoidance strategies used by multinationals such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple — the so-called “GAFA” — who are accused of shifting their profits to countries with lower tax rates. Source link
The crowded, competitive world of anti-Trump GOP groups
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The crowded, competitive world of anti-Trump GOP groups

Schott, who sold his business software company to Salesforce in 2018 for a reported $6.5 billion, decided to spend $1 million of his own money to start a new group, Reclaim Our Party, a super PAC targeting right-leaning independents and soft Republicans and telling them it was OK to vote against Trump. Source link