It’s Too Soon to Declare Victory over Ebola Virus

SEPTEMBER 03, 2015 12:09 AM| no comments

By David J. Olson There has been a welcome spate of good news coming out of West Africa in recent weeks on the apparent demise of Ebola, which has caused the region nothing but misery, illness (27,952 reported cases) and death (11,284 reported deaths) for over a year. Ebola cases continue to fall. For the [...]

Addressing the health and wellbeing of indigenous communities

AUGUST 07, 2015 12:08 AM| no comments

There are approximately 370 million Indigenous people in the world, belonging to 5,000 different groups, in 90 countries worldwide. The 2015 UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous People focuses on access to healthcare and wellbeing of those communities. Global health disparities of indigenous populations are evident, particularly in non-communicable diseases such as diabetes,. Half [...]

4000 voices- one goal: preventing viral hepatitis

JULY 27, 2015 12:07 AM| no comments

Prevention is the key message for World Hepatitis Day (WHD) 2015, with 4000 people dying every day from the disease and over 400 million people infected worldwide. Important work in hepatitis prevention is still needed globally as identification and access to treatments remain barriers to eradicating the disease. WebsEdge/Health has been following the progress in [...]

World Population Day – Protecting the most vulnerable

JULY 13, 2015 12:07 AM| no comments

World Population Day 2015 focuses on Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies, particularly women and adolescents who are susceptible to issues affecting health, safety and dignity. In emergencies situations such as natural disasters or disease epidemics, these vulnerable populations can be exposed to: – Limited access to sexual and reproductive healthcare – Infectious diseases – Sexual and [...]

Gap between need & funding of mental health in Africa

JULY 02, 2015 12:07 AM| no comments

By David J. Olson Sean Mayberry has spent his entire life surrounded by mental illness. As a child and an adult, people close to him have endured this affliction. But he had an epiphany when he happened upon a young man behind a farmhouse in Uganda, sitting in his own excrement and digging in the [...]

Who has the remote control in your house?

JUNE 30, 2015 12:06 AM| no comments

What we watch and how we watch content is changing. Whilst globally traditional television is still the content of choice, the way we view and interact with it is moving fast. There is far more choice of what to watch then ever before. Many consumers have access to literally hundreds of traditional channels through their [...]

Out in the Open – talking about Men’s health

JUNE 19, 2015 12:06 AM| no comments

This week is #MensHealthWeek which focuses on healthy living amongst the male population. Startling statistics reveal that the biggest single cause of death in men is cancer with men having a 67% higher chance of dying from cancers that affect both men and women* WebsEdge/Health recently travelled to Geneva, Switzerland for EAU TV to find [...]