Strengthening Systems for Better Health (SSBH) is a 5-year project aimed at improving health outcomes in Nepal, particularly for the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups in the country. This will be accomplished through supporting the Government of Nepal’s efforts to expand access to and use of quality maternal, newborn and child health and family planning services, with a specific focus on newborn care. Strengthening Systems for Better Health was initiated in January 2018 and will achieve three outcomes: (i) improving access to and utilization of equitable healthcare services, (ii) improving the quality of health services at facility and community levels and (iii) improving health system governance, within the context of decentralization and federalism. The Activity is implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration at federal level, provincial and municipal governments, facility and … [Read more...] about Technical Officers – Strengthening Systems for Better Health (SSBH)
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0 Have your say There are not enough public health policies designed to prevent illness, a Holyrood committee has found. MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee found that the health service was over-reliant on tackling existing problems rather than preventing them from happening.Most activity focuses on treating illness at an early stage or preventing the problem becoming worse, according to a report published on Monday.The report looked at eight specific areas of preventative action, including for Type 2 diabetes, substance misuse, sexual health, detecting cancer early, neurological conditions, optometry services, sport and leisure trusts, and clean air.On Type 2 diabetes, the evidence the committee received suggested a clinical focus on preventing complications and early detection, described as secondary and tertiary prevention, to the exclusion of primary prevention.Lewis Macdonald, convener of the committee, said: “We’ve all heard the old adage … [Read more...] about Lack of public health policies designed to prevent ilness, MSP finds
Sunday, November 11, 2018 by: Isabelle Z. Tags: Anxiety, badfood, biotech, Bt, depression, digestive symptoms, food is medicine, glyphosate, GMO, GMO Free, goodhealth, grocery cures, ingredients, natural remedies, non-GMO, prevention, Roundup (Natural News) If you’re looking for a simple way to make a big improvement in your health, cutting GMO food from your diet can give you a lot of bang for your buck as a recent study shows that doing so can improve the symptoms of 28 different health conditions. GMOs are everywhere these days. The crops are the result of a genetic engineering lab process that sees non-plant genes, which are usually derived from viruses or bacteria, being artificially inserted into plant DNA to provide greater pest and herbicide resistance. Crops like corn, soy, cotton, sugar beets, canola and alfalfa are often GMO, and you can also be exposed by consuming milk, eggs, or meat that come from animals who ate GM feed. In a peer-reviewed article that … [Read more...] about STUNNING: Removing GMO foods from your diet can improve 28 different health conditions
Ever since the legislative battle over the passage of the Affordable Care Act, health care has dominated the political landscape in the United States. First, the bruising fight to enact the Affordable Care Act. It was followed by the equally bruising battle over its implementation, which has lingered on. Early on, it brought with it dramatic electoral losses by Democrats at both the federal and state levels, which handed Republicans control of both chambers of Congress as well as many governorships and state legislatures.RELATED READ: This free test can measure your intelligence in 10 minutesYet after two years of full-on assaults on the health law under unified Republican control in Washington, D.C., health care was once more a dominant issue for most voters. This time around, health care appears to have helped Democrats with significant increases in the House of Representatives as well as many state races. As Republicans expand their majority in the Senate and with President … [Read more...] about The votes have been counted, the results are (mostly) in: What’s next for health care?
(Reuters Health) - A range of common mental health conditions are being diagnosed more often in U.S. university students, according to a study that also finds students are more willing to seek help than in the past. Based on surveys of more than 450,000 college students at 452 institutions, researchers found that from 2009 to 2015, the proportion who report having a diagnosis or being treated has gone up for anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic attacks. Anxiety and depression continue to be the most common self-reported conditions. Diagnosis or treatment of anxiety increased from about 9 percent of survey participants in 2009 to 15 percent in 2015, and depression diagnosis or treatment rose from 9 percent to 12 percent. Anorexia, bipolar disorder, bulimia, phobia and schizophrenia have remained about the same while substance abuse diagnoses dropped slightly. “There is a lot of … [Read more...] about Mental health diagnoses rising among U.S. college students