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e-bulletin 36 – 7.1 Are cars the new tobacco?

Journal of Public Health 2011, 33, 160-169 Douglas MJ, Watkins SJ, Gorman DR, Higgins M. https://academic.oup.com/jpubhealth/article/33/2/160/1591440 Though this publication is seven years old, it has been receiving much publicity recently owing to the strong words used recently by Dr Tedros, Director General of WHO https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/27/air-pollution-is-the-new-tobacco-warns-who-head who stated that The simple act of breathing is killing 7 million people a year and harming billions more, but ‘a smog of complacency pervades the planet’, says Dr Tedros Adhanom   Rita Nathawad reviews the paper here. Are cars the...

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e-bulletin 36 – 6. ISSOP Trainee Group Report

Here are some highlights of what our trainees have been up to over the past few months: In order to better understand the professional background of those interested in social paediatrics, and what it means to them; we created an online survey. We are asking all ISSOP members to complete the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BSBC6JJ   Logistics of the mentorship program are being worked out, with the goal to link mentors and mentees in early 2019!   Trainee, Dr. Guddi Singh has been involved in excellent community engagement work in a show that uses state-of-the-art technology to help us see what shapes babies’...

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e-bulletin 36 – 5.2 HIFA posting 25th October: Declaration of Astana charts course to achieve universal health coverage, 40 years since declaration on primary health care in Alma-Ata

Read online: http://www.who.int/news-room/detail/25-10-2018-new-global-commitment-to-primary-health-care-for-all-at-astana-conference 25 October 2018 News Release  Astana, Kazakhstan Countries around the world today agreed to the Declaration of Astana, vowing to strengthen their primary health care systems as an essential step toward achieving universal health coverage. The Declaration of Astana reaffirms the historic 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata, the first time world leaders committed to primary health care. “Today, instead of health for all, we have health for some,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World...

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e-bulletin 36 – 5.1 CHIFA article in BMJ Paediatrics Open

An editorial on CHIFA has been published in the BMJ Paediatrics Open Why Health Information Needs to be Accessible to All https://bmjpaedsopen.bmj.com/content/2/1/e000352 The editorial is by Neil Pakenham Walsh and Tony Waterston and covers the aims, origins and future of CHIFA. The editorial opens as follows: ‘Health information can be described as the information that citizens, health workers and others need to protect their own health and the health of others. In this context, it is information that is needed for all aspects of child health: for the prevention of disease and the maintenance of health; for screening, diagnosis and...

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e-bulletin 36 – 4.2 Extinction Rebellion

This is a new organisation that takes direct action to draw attention to the huge threat of climate change. Its supporters believe that governments aren’t doing enough and that marches aren’t effective so are going back to the methods of the Suffragettes to force change in society. This means blocking roads and being prepared to be arrested. Here is a report of a recent action in London. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/21/swarming-sit-down-protests-aim-to-disrupt-london-traffic https://rebellion.earth Do you think the problems facing us are important enough to require direct action? I know what my response is. Tony...

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