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More people committed suicide by train in Holland

December 10, 2012

More people committed suicide by train in Holland

Monday 10 December 2012 In 2011, 215 people committed suicide by throwing themselves in front of a train and 26 people tried to do so, according to new transport ministry figures. Despite efforts to reduce access to the railways and increase surveillance near popular suicide spots, the number of deaths has gone up by 31% over the past eight years, the figures more...

Economy , Health , News

Elderly volunteers play active role in Nations development

October 27, 2012

Elderly volunteers play active role in Nations development

A Seniorforce Day took place on October 16th in Madrid, hosted by the Institute for Seniors and Social Services (IMSERSO) and organised by the Democratic Union of Pensioners (UDP). The event in Spain was inaugurated by institutional representatives, who welcomed the participants and stressed the importance of non-formal volunteering done by seniors at these difficult more...

Community , Economy , Health

Plans for High Quality, Affordable Healthcare and Implementation of Tunis Declaration

October 27, 2012

Plans for High Quality, Affordable Healthcare and Implementation of Tunis Declaration

Partners in the Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) initiative convened in Nairobi on October 4 and 5, as a follow-up to the recent Tunis Ministerial Conference for African Health and Finance Ministers. Regional Directors, senior representatives and a multidisciplinary group of technical experts from the HHA partner agencies used the opportunity to discuss how to more...

Health

Nigeria oil spills: Shell rejects liability claim yet they must pay….

October 11, 2012

Nigeria oil spills: Shell rejects liability claim yet they must pay….

The Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell has rejected claims by four Nigerian farmers that it should pay compensation for damage to their land. The farmers are suing the company in a civil court in The Hague, claiming oil spills ruined their livelihoods. Shell's lawyers told the court it could not be held liable because most spills were caused by criminal damage. They said more...

Economy , Health , Jobs , News , Politics

Invitation World Food Day- UWAF Conference “Spijs voor Onderwijs” Den Haag

September 29, 2012

Invitation World Food Day- UWAF Conference “Spijs voor Onderwijs” Den Haag

World Food Day is celebrated worldwide each year on October 16th. The aim of this World Food day is to raise awareness on global food problems and to create a sense of solidarity in the fight against poverty, hunger and malnutrition. Nearly one in seven people suffers from hunger and undernourishment and sadly, children are mostly affected. This is outrageous bearing in more...

Agenda Link , Food , Health , Public Announcement

TOEGANG TOT WATER IN AFRIKA: OP ZOEK NAAR FLUïDE OPLOSSINGEN

September 5, 2012

TOEGANG TOT WATER IN AFRIKA: OP ZOEK NAAR FLUïDE OPLOSSINGEN

Society for International Development- Nederland   P E R S B E R I C H T – 4 september 2012     TOEGANG TOT WATER IN AFRIKA: OP ZOEK NAAR FLUïDE OPLOSSINGEN   TOEGANG TOT WATER IN AFRIKA: OP ZOEK NAAR FLUïDE OPLOSSINGEN    Op vrijdag 14 september 2012vindt de jaarlijkse internationale SID-conferentie plaats. In de Glazen Zaal in more...

Agenda Link , Economy , Environment , Health , Public Announcement

National Health Insurance scheme still effective in Ghana

July 26, 2012

National Health Insurance scheme still effective in Ghana

The attention of the management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has been drawn to media comments that the hospital has stopped serving patients with National Health Insurance cards.  Management wishes to stress that the information is inaccurate. The hospital still accepts National Health Insurance cards provided the medical conditions which more...

Community , Health

World Malaria Day: Creating hope for Children

April 24, 2012

World Malaria Day: Creating hope for Children

Malaria is an infectious disease caused by a parasite, Plasmodium, which infects red blood cells. Malaria is characterized by cycles of chills, fever, pain, and sweating. Historical records suggest malaria has infected humans since the beginning of mankind.   The life cycle of the malaria parasite (Plasmodium) is complicated and involves two hosts, humans more...

Economy , Health , News

Naar betere psychiatrische hulp voor dove kinderen

April 19, 2012

Dove kinderen en jongeren met psychiatrische problemen krijgen vaak niet de juiste hulp. Tiejo van Gent, kinder- en jeugdpsychiater en voorheen werkzaam in het LUMC, onderzocht aan welke risico’s dove kinderen bloot kunnen staan, evenals belangrijke factoren in de begeleiding en behandeling van deze kinderen. Promotie 19 april. Meer specifieke more...

Health , Youth

Should Happiness be put on at the Centre of Development?

April 5, 2012

Should Happiness be put on at the Centre of Development?

More than 500 high level government officials and representatives from religious organizations, academia and civil society gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Monday, 2nd April, 2012 to discuss new ways to measure wellbeing and happiness, moving beyond a purely economic paradigm, in a meeting convened by the Government of more...

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