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National Professional Officer/Non-communicable Diseases

February 7, 2013 in Job opportunities

To provide technical assistance in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of strategies for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in South Africa.

World health statistics 2012

June 25, 2012 in Non-communicable diseases, Public health news

The World health statistics 2012 report puts the spotlight on the growing problem of the noncommunicable diseases burden.

WHO discussion paper for Rio Conference, 19-21 October 2011

October 10, 2011 in Conferences, Public health news

This discussion Paper will inform proceedings at the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health about how countries can implement action on social determinants of health.

Launch African Federation of Public Health Associations

September 19, 2011 in Public health news

During the 61st Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, national African Public Health Associations held meetings and worked towards the formation and launch of the AFPHA.

World No Tobacco Day

May 31, 2011 in Public health news

On the 31st of May the WHO highlights the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocates effective policies to reduce consumption.

World Conference on Social Determinants of Health & Consultation

May 23, 2011 in Conferences, Determinants, Public health news

The World Conference will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 19 to 21 October 2011. Comments on the Technical Paper for the Conference are welcome by Friday 3 June 2011.

New book: Social determinants approaches to public health: from concept to practice

May 9, 2011 in Determinants, Public health news

The WHO released a publication containing 13 case studies focussing on the implementation of public health programmes that are addressing social determinants.