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The New Health-Related Top-Level Domains Are Coming

 
Abstract: In 2012, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened a new round of applications for generic top-level domain (gTLD) names, receiving 1930 applications, of which at least 18 were related to health (eg, .doctor, .health, med). The entry of new, commercial players applying to create health-related names reopens the debate on the role of international organizations, governments, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders regarding the safeguards and policies needed to protect consumers.
 

Water-borne diseases in Nigeria

The government parastatal responsible for the safety of what Nigerians drink and eat, The National Agency for Foods and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has raised the alarm about the unscrupulous tactics of the manufacturers of tabled and packaged water, euphemistically called PURE WATER. http://www.dailytimes.com.ng/article/table-pure-water-may-not-be-fit-con...
 

Free emergency first aid guide for rural sub-Saharan Africa

"First Aid Africa: A guide to the use and instruction of first aid in rural sub-Saharan Africa." 
The manual has been put together with assistance from key stakeholders in various countries in the region, and includes references to support the evidence-base for treatment of trauma and basic medical conditions.  The manual will be launched later in 2014 but we are looking for interested stakeholders within the sector, to share their opinions and feedback before it is made available to the public.   

Sexual health education of girls in Pakistan (2)

Many of the young boys and girls dont know about their changes at puberty or what happens to them, nor any one told them about their sexuality ever even their parents and elders never try to say a single word to them about their sexuality.

There is a need of sexual education indeed to the community not only girls but boys also.

 

 

Pakistani village gives girls pioneering sex education class

The article states: 'Publicly talking about sex in Pakistan is taboo and can even be a death sentence. Parents have slit their daughters' throats or doused them in acid for crimes as innocuous as dancing at a wedding or looking out the window.' There is resistance to change among government officials.

HIFA-Watch: Promoting an understanding of health information as a human right (2)

"We are talking about an access right to information. Apart from the rather vague expression of such a right in the Universal Declaraion of Human Rights (article 19), this is nowhere embodied in law. There is no such right granted under copyright - the exceptions granted in all national laws and international treaties (for "fair use" in some jurisdictions and "faIr dealing" in others, for citation/quotation, "study", etc.), are small chinks in a fairly forbidding edifice."
 

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