SARS, coronavirus, antibiotic resistant bacteria, Lyme disease, West Nile Virus, lead poisoning, pesticides, disease reservoirs, and environmental conditions are just a few of the concerns and factors addressed in the transdisciplinary “One Health” approaches to enhance prevention and therapeutic care for humans and animals discussed in the book, Human-Animal Medicine: Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants and Other Shared Health Risks. This timely, valuable book by Doctors Peter M. Rabinowitz and Lisa A. Conti, along with many other authors, provides insights and guidance while calling for greater cooperation among human health and veterinary care providers.
The 2012 World Water Week (WWW) in Stockholm, Sweden, organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute Stockholm (SIWI), undertook the task of addressing crucial concerns focusing on "Water and Food Security," with publications and videos prepared in advance to provide background and to stimulate conversations among the 2,500 WWW participants in order to build on knowledge what is successfully working and to advance positive action.
The World Food Program’s (WPG’s) video game Food Force invites children, and people of all ages, to complete six virtual missions that reflect real-life obstacles faced by WFP in its emergency responses both to the tsunami and other hunger crises around the world.
The drought and famine once again blighting the Horn of Africa brings with it an unwelcome reminder that for all of mankind’s achievements we are yet to eradicate the scourge of poverty or to provide clean water, sanitation or basic health care for the world’s most desperate people.
What can be done to lessen the risks that come with delivering babies? For one, improve the skills of traditional birth attendants (TBAs), say delegates who met in September 2006 in Mozambique at an African Union (AU) gathering on sexual and reproductive health care.
In learning important life-lessons, reality is the best teacher. The most effective way for adolescents to learn about the demands and consequences of parenting is first-hand experience. Once parenting becomes a reality, teens are able to refer back to the experience when faced with life-changing decisions.
Building self-esteem yields substantial results in reducing the rates of unwanted teen pregnancy, school dropout and academic failure -- primary goals of the Teen Outreach Program (TOP).
To address the high rate of pregnancy and sexually transmissible infections among Southern California's adolescents, Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties decided to involve teens in an effort to reach their peers.
"Reducing the Risk" (RTR) is a 17-lesson curriculum developed by Richard Barth, MSW, PhD, with the help of staff from ETR Associates in Santa Cruz, California, a nonprofit health education organization founded in 1981. In use since the early 1990's, RTR is specifically designed to delay the onset of sexual intercourse and to increase knowledge about pregnancy risk, contraceptive use, and protection against sexually transmissible infections.
Launched in 1993, the Plain Talk initiative is aimed at helping communities develop and implement locally acceptable plans to protect sexually active youth from unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmissible infections.