Child mortality: Egypt improves, Iraq declines
A recently released report by Save the Children highlights progress, or lack of it, with child mortality in the Middle East and around the world. Middle East Health reports.
Twinning initiative shows promise in paediatric neuro-oncology
In industrialised countries, paediatric oncology has witnessed path-breaking strides in survival rates over the last several decades. But developing countries, where nearly 80% of childhood malignancies occur, still have a long way to go before they catch up.
functional MRI - Opening the doors of perception
The working of the brain has always fascinated people. Yet it is only in the past decade, with the advent of functional MRI, that major inroads have been made in understanding this intriguing organ. Callan Emery reports.
News Features

World Health Assembly - Pandemic influenza resolution adopted after long debate
The World Health Assembly (WHA), the ultimate decision- making body of the World Health Organisation (WHO), gathered in Geneva from 14-23 May and adopted a record number of resolutions regarding global public health. 
Avian Flu Update - Antibodies may be key to treatment
Adults who have recovered from the potentially deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza may hold the key to future treatments for the virus, according to an international team of researchers.  
Iraq Report - Growing up in a war zone
Mental health specialists say there has been an increase in domestic violence against children largely a result of the violence that has gripped Iraq since the USled invasion in 2003. They say the violence has affected people’s behaviour, according to an IRIN report. 
Yemen Update - A new strategy to beat malaria
Officials at the Yemeni Ministry of Health’s National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) said recently that a new strategy to fight malaria in the country would soon be launched in order to reduce costs.  

Traffic crashes are biggest killer of youth
The Middle East has been highlighted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as having the highest rates of road traffic deaths and injuries among young people.

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