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Presiden Resmikan RS Pusat Otak Nasional

Kemenkes - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:52
Suara sirine pada Senin pagi (14/5) ini menandai peresmian RS Pusat Otak Nasional (RS PON) atau National Brain Center oleh Presiden Republik Indonesia, Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Presiden Resmikan RS Pusat Otak Nasional

Kemenkes - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:52
Suara sirine pada Senin pagi (14/5) ini menandai peresmian RS Pusat Otak Nasional (RS PON) atau National Brain Center oleh Presiden Republik Indonesia, Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

WHO Disease Outbreak News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:15
On 3, 5, 6, 8 and 10 July 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Saudi Arabia reported an additional 7 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and the death of a previously reported case.

A 55-year-old woman from Addawaser City, Riyadh Region who became ill on 25 June, was admitted to a hospital on 2 July and is currently in a stable condition. She was laboratory-confirmed with MERS-CoV infection on 3 July. She is reported to have an underlying medical condition. The patient’s husband owns a camel farm which she visits frequently. She is reported not to have consumed raw camel products in the 14 days prior to becoming ill. She is reported not to have contact with a previously laboratory-confirmed case with MERS-CoV infection. On 15 June, she travelled to Riyadh City where she stayed for a day.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update (United Arab Emirates)

WHO Disease Outbreak News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:15
On 10 July 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported 2 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

A 67-year-old man from Abu Dhabi, UAE who became ill on 17 June and was admitted to a hospital on the same day. On 2 July 2014, the patient was critically ill and was admitted to the intensive care unit in a hospital in Abu Dhabi. He was laboratory-confirmed with MERS-CoV infection on 6 July. The patient is reported to have underlying medical conditions. The patient owns a camel farm in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia. He visited his farm 3 months prior to becoming ill and had direct contact with camels. Two weeks prior to becoming ill, he visited a camel farm in Abu Dhabi, where he did not have direct contact with camels. He does not have a history of contact with a previously laboratory-confirmed case with MERS-CoV infection and does not have a history of recent travel. Investigation of the camel farm in Abu Dhabi, and follow up of contacts of the patient are currently on-going.

WHO: People most at risk of HIV are not getting the health services they need

WHO News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:00
Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO.

These people are most at risk of HIV infection yet are least likely to have access to HIV prevention, testing and treatment services. In many countries they are left out of national HIV plans, and discriminatory laws and policies are major barriers to access.

Member States commit to reduce preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes and lung disease

WHO News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:00
UN Member States have reaffirmed their commitment to take bold measures to reduce the avoidable burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). These ailments, including heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes and lung disease kill 38 million people every year, many of them before they reach the age of 70. Most of these largely preventable deaths occur in developing countries, where this epidemic threatens to undermine social and economic development.

Member States, gathered for the second time in 3 years at the United Nations in New York to discuss this topic, pledged to intensify efforts to combat the growing menace of NCDs. They acknowledged that progress has been too slow and uneven since 2011, when the UN General Assembly adopted the Political Declaration and pledged to better protect the lives of their people.

WHO highlights need for countries to scale up action on noncommunicable diseases

WHO News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:00
As world leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly to assess efforts made since 2011 in controlling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, the new WHO "Noncommunicable diseases country profiles 2014" show progress has been insufficient and uneven.

The report provides an updated overview of the NCD situation including recent trends and government responses in 194 countries. It reveals that:

Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

WHO Disease Outbreak News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 17:00
The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to monitor the evolution of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. In Guinea, the current epidemic trend shows low activity of community viral transmission, with only 1 confirmed EVD case reported in the last 7 days. This trend is being closely monitored, particularly in communities that had resistance to recommended outbreak control measure. The epidemic trend in Liberia and Sierra Leone remains precarious with high numbers of new cases and deaths being reported. The current active foci of the EVD outbreak have been identified as Kailahun and Kenema in Sierra Leone and Lofa and Montserrado in Liberia. The respective Ministries of Health are working with WHO and its partners to step up containment measures.

As part of the effort to control this outbreak, Dr Keiji Fukuda, the Assistant Director-General for WHO’s Health Security cluster and Dr Benido Impouma, the Sub-regional Coordinator for the outbreak response visited Sierra Leone and Guinea from 7–10 July 2014. The WHO’s delegation engaged and had dialogue with high-level political and Government authorities aimed to enhance national leadership and commitment. The delegation also held discussions with the national coordination structures for EVD outbreak response, including partners, in order to strengthen coordination, communication, and inter-sectoral collaboration.

WHO Director-General addresses high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases

WHO Director-General Speeches - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:15
Excellencies, honourable ministers, distinguished delegates, representatives of civil society organizations, ladies and gentlemen,

The 2011 political declaration on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases was a watershed event. Heads of state and government formally recognized these diseases as a major threat to health, economies, and societies and placed them high on the development agenda.

Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

WHO Disease Outbreak News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:00
WHO continues to monitor the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The current epidemic trend shows a mixed picture, as follows:

WHO continues to encourage and support outbreak containment measures in the three countries.

Naskah Undang-undang Kesehatan Jiwa Disetujui

Kemenkes - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:52
Selasa (8/7) Menteri Kesehatan Republik Indonesia, dr. Nafsiah Mboi, Sp.A., MPH menghadiri acara Rapat Paripurna Dewan ke-31 di gedung Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR). Selain Menkes, hadir pula beberapa Menteri terkait, seperti Menteri Sosial;

Naskah Undang-undang Kesehatan Jiwa Disetujui

Kemenkes - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:52
Selasa (8/7) Menteri Kesehatan Republik Indonesia, dr. Nafsiah Mboi, Sp.A., MPH menghadiri acara Rapat Paripurna Dewan ke-31 di gedung Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR). Selain Menkes, hadir pula beberapa Menteri terkait, seperti Menteri Sosial;

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

WHO Disease Outbreak News - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 00:15
On 30 June and 1 July 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Saudi Arabia reported an additional 3 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and a death in a previously reported case.

A 15-year-old boy from Riyadh City, Riyadh Region who became ill on 26 June. He visited a hospital where samples were collected for laboratory test on 28 June. Following laboratory-confirmation with MERS-CoV infection on 30 June, the patient was called back and admitted at the hospital. He is currently in a stable condition. The patient had a recent history of travel to Mecca City, Mecca Region. He had no history of contact with a previously laboratory-confirmed case with MERS-CoV. The patient had no history of contact with animals or history of consumption of camel products in the last 14 days prior to onset of symptoms.

WHO assessment of China’s national drug regulatory authority for vaccines

WHO Director-General Speeches - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 16:15
Minister Zhang Yong, colleagues and friends, ladies and gentlemen,

Let me begin by extending my warm congratulations for a job well done. I have just announced that the China Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory system for vaccines has been assessed by WHO with outstanding results.

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