Monthly Archives: May 2015

Peek eye testing app shown to work as well as charts for visual acuity

Peek Acuity, the app used to test eyesight easily and affordably using a smartphone, is as accurate as traditional charts, according to a study published today. Peek (the Portable Eye Examination Kit) is a unique smartphone-based system for comprehensive eye testing … Continue reading

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Impact of SaME trafficking work

Research conducted by Cathy Zimmerman, a founding member of the Gender Health and Violence Centre (GHVC), put the physical and mental health of women trafficked for sexual exploitation firmly on the international agenda.

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Integrating Maternal and Newborn Care: Strengthening the Continuum

Re-posted with kind permission from the Parternship for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health   Countries are taking forward the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health by strengthening maternal and newborn health programmes. To support and guide country actions, the … Continue reading

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Every Newborn Action Plan: Progress Report

Cross posted with kind permission from the Partnership for Maternal, Newbortn & Child Health   One year since the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) was endorsed at the 67th World Health Assembly, 15 of 18 low-resource countries identified as having … Continue reading

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Government must face ‘mounting evidence’ for taxes on unhealthy food

The UK Government must face growing evidence in support of taxes on unhealthy food and drinks, according to a new report co-authored by Dr Laura Cornelsen and Angela Carriedo from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The paper, … Continue reading