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- LITHUANIAIodine Deficiency – An Autumnal Information Program -

A lack of iodine in the body can cause severe health problems known as “Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD)”. Amongst them are cretinism, mental retardation, developmental delays, endemic goiters etc. In October, the Lithuanian government has issued a reminder to its population about the significant risk incurred by iodine deficiency on health as well as recommendations for the prevention of related disorders. *

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9th October 2013: Victims of the cholera epidemic in Haiti are taking legal action against the United Nations over the reappearance of the disease in the country. Lawyers representing the families of over 8,000 people who died, and hundreds of thousands of people who fell sick, say UN peacekeepers inadvertently introduced the diarrhoea-like disease into Haiti in late 2010. Ciara Riordan speaking on the World's Newsroom on BBC World News.


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 Outdoor air pollution

A leading environmental

cause of cancer deaths


The specialized cancer agency of the WHO, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), announced that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). The IARC evaluation concluded that there is sufficient evidence that exposure to outdoor air pollution causes lung cancer (Group 1).* 

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- RWANDA  - Method of a probabilistic model to calculate sample sizes for quality assessments -

- Traditional Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) designs assume observations are collected using simple random sampling. Alternatively, random sampling clusters of observations and then individuals within clusters reduce costs but decrease the precision of the classifications. In this paper, we develop a general framework for designing the cluster(C)-LQAS system and illustrate the method with the design of data quality assessments for the community health worker program in Rwanda.*

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Cholera Epidemic

Legal Actions of victims


- Training -


- BRAZIL - OIE Global Conference on Veterinary Education -

- Dates: 4–6 December 2013.

Location: Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

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- Europe -


- SOUTH EAST EUROPE - Issue of the EpiSouth Quarterly Electronic Bulletin -

- Bulletin (issue 22/2013) is now available online. The EpiSouth Network aims at creating a framework of collaboration for the control of public health threats in the Mediterranean region and South East Europe. The electronic bulletin constitutes one of the tools used for the Project’s dissemination.*

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- Networking -


- GREECE - Public Health Laboratories Network -

- The aim of the Network of Public Health Laboratories is to develop and organize a laboratory network throughout the country for surveillance of all environmental risks and threats. Other aims include the collection of reliable and valid information concerning public health and promotion of good quality of life.*

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- Desmoglein 1 deficiency results in severe dermatitis, multiple allergies and metabolic wasting -  ››› Read


- ARNT2 mutation causes hypopituitarism, post-natal microcephaly, visual and renal anomalies -   ›››› Read


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- PANAMATowards Universal Health Coverage -

- “We must create the conditions that will lead to the well-being and development of the populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Universal Health Coverage is not a technical choice; it is a message of hope for the indigents.” Panama, October 15th, 2013.  Ministers of Health and other high level delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean (CA-DOR) in collaboration with PAHO/WHO experts as well as CADOR (CEIP) Health Plan Executive Committee members have discussed the impact of the initial idea of Universal Health Coverage in order to face health challenges in sub-regions.*

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- QUEBEC – Field Epidemiology Health Practice Community -

- The very first community in Field Epidemiology Health Practice has just started its activities. The Quebec National Health Institute has launched this new virtual exchange space intended for the global health network and college students who are interested in this matter. To become a member you just need to ask for an account to be opened by the Canadian Information Health Network (RCRSP), a partner of CP-EPITER, by filling in the registration form (see link below). If you already have a RCRSP account, please contact the Free account sign up .*

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- FRANCENanomaterials : How to Anticipate and Control Risks ? -

- A large number of industrial areas like the chemical industry, food and agriculture, construction etc… benefit from the potentials of nanomaterials. However, their implementation and use raise questions in terms of health and safety at the workplace. What are the dangers for workers who make and use nanomaterials? How can they be exposed to nanomaterials? What safety measures can be implemented to ensure maximum safety for workers? The INRS (National Institute for Safety and Research)  has tried to answer these questions for several years . Some progress has been made but better knowledge is needed. *

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ISSN 2262-1997

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ISSN 2262-1997

This agreement aims at supporting the prevention and control of animal diseases in the country and the sub-region. The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan underlined that Veterinary Services of Kazakhstan and Middle Asian countries together with OIE representatives will develop in particular a general strategy for foot and mouth disease control.*

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 ISDS Conference 2013

(International Society for Disease Surveillance)

 - USA -


December 12-13, 2013

New Orleans, Louisiana

Topics: Categories:  Informatics, Biostatistics, Epidemiological Studies, Epidemiology, Evidence-Based Medicine, Global Health et al.

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- Animals Focus -

 OIE Agreement

-Prevention -control of animal diseases -



European Public Health Conference 2013



13-16 November 2013, Brussels, Belgium

Topics: Health in Europe: are we there yet? Learning from the past, building the future.

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Rabies Day 2013



Rabies is a dangerous disease of animals (like dogs, foxes, wolves). Animals transmit rabies by bite to human. Rabies causes human death in all countries. Every day, at least 150 people die of rabies. To free people and animals from rabies, WHO and other UN Agencies have created a global alliance to encourage rabies prevention. World Rabies Day is one of the event of this alliance. On September 28, the World Rabies Day was celebrated through several events in all the world. Link to the global alliance for rabies control >>>;

Link to the page on world rabies day 2013.

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- Food / Agriculture -


WORLD - Plants Health – Protective Measures -

- The introduction and spread of plant pests, such as fungi, bacteria, viruses and insects, among food crops is a serious threat that can have far-reaching economic, social and environmental consequences. Plant pests are often introduced to areas previously unaffected through plant imports. In Europe, protective measures against the introduction of new plant pests are based on regulatory controls on the movement of plants and plant products. The evaluation of the probability of plant pests being introduced and then spreading in an area and the assessment of the potential consequences help inform the decision making on protective measures. *

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