Tag Archives: WHO: World Health Organization

Quality Improvement: Strategies Needed to Reduce Preventable Patient Harm (NIHR Signal / BMJ / Future Healthcare Journal / WHO)

Summary A recent review found that around 6% patients in healthcare settings (internationally) experience potentially preventable harm; with approximately 1 in 8 such cases resulting in severe harm, permanent disability or death​ “Six types of patient harm were identified: drug … Continue reading

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International Meeting of Regulators on Challenges of Dementia Research and Drug Development (MHRA / Department of Health)

Summary The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) took part in an international workshop with other regulators, and has released a statement of intent about how to support the development of drugs for dementia. This work is in support … Continue reading

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New Conventions of Social Acceptability in Disease Names (BBC News / WHO)

Summary There appears to be a widespread trend towards adopting more socially acceptable naming conventions for the description and categorisation of diseases and conditions. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the latest international body to encourage the adoption of terminology … Continue reading

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Launch of the Global Dementia and Alzheimer’s Action Alliance: World Health Assembly, Geneva (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / WHO)

Summary The “Global Dementia and Alzheimer’s Action Alliance” has been launched at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. The World Health Assembly is the annual meeting of the World Health Organization. This Alliance is a direct outcome of the call … Continue reading

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Prevalence of Dementia and Cognitive Impairment in Sub-Saharan Africa (WHO)

Summary This systematic review of literature on the prevalence of cognitive impairment and dementia in sub-Saharan Africa found the estimated prevalence of dementia ranges from 0%, to 10.1% in Nigeria. The estimated prevalence of cognitive impairment ranges from 6.3%, in … Continue reading

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MiNDbank Database: World Health Organization (WHO)

Summary The World Health Organisation’s MiNDbank database includes international information about mental health, substance abuse, disability and human rights. It covers the various policies, strategies, laws and service standards implemented in these fields by different countries. “Launched on Human Rights … Continue reading

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