Tagged: Child Mortality

NEWS: EWEC Progress Report Omits Alcohol

Progress Report on the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health Omits Alcohol…

NEWS: Report: Drug-Related Deaths In Sweden

Drug-related deaths in Sweden– Estimations of trends, effects of changes inrecording practices and studies of drug patterns
A new C.A.N. report describes the situation of drug-related deaths in Sweden. C.A.N. is the Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs (CAN). According to official mortality statistics, drug-related deaths have more than doubled in Sweden over the last 10 years or so, mainly due to a higher number of deaths with opioids…

NEWS: Ireland: Young Men Die Due To Alcohol

25% of Irish males age 15 to 39 die due to alcohol. One in four deaths of young men aged from 15 to 39 in Ireland is due to alcohol. And alcohol is a factor in half of all suicides, according to the Health Research Board. Additionally, alcohol is involved in more than 33% of cases of deliberate self-harm…

NEWS: UN Report: Child Mortality Plunges But Fails MDG

A new UN Report reveals: Child mortality rates plunge by more than half since 1990 but efforts must be redoubled.

Child mortality rates have plummeted to less than half of what they were in 1990. That is the good news. The bad news: it is still not enough to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of a two-thirds reduction over the past 15 years, according to a new report released today by a number of United Nations agencies.