Madagascar battles killer measles outbreak

According to the World Health Organisation, 79,000 cases of measles were recorded in Madagascar between September and February, 926 of which were deadly. Widespread malnutrition and low rates of immunisation on the Indian Ocean island have ramped up the killing power of the highly infectious virus.

Priyanka Chopra takes stand against gender discrimination

Indian actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra says more needs to be done to empower girls and women in India and across the world at panel discussion organised by India’s health ministry and the World Health Organisation.

Cannabis: the WHO vs. the Pharmaceutical industry

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the forces trying to oppose the legalization of cannabis. But there is also a very positive signal in this matter. Welcome to Cannabis News Network! (www.cannabisnewsnetwork.com)

The acceptance of the use of cannabis is not desirable for the traditional pharmaceutical companies, and its anti-drugs groups. There is a lot of money at stake and there is a lot of pressure from political and private organizations to stop the rise of cannabis.

On the other hand a report just published by the World Health Organisation, an agency of the United Nations, makes a discreet but clear call to decriminalize drugs.

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Updates on regulating medicinal cannabis and more

In this episode you will find updates on regulating medicinal cannabis and much more. Welcome to Cannabis News Network (http://www.cannabisnewsnetwork.com)

How is the world going to regulate medicinal cannabis? In the Netherlands the office of medicinal cannabis, a government controlled system, audit, controls and supplies the medicinal cannabis through pharmacies. In the United states a third party, Patient Focused Certification, controls the medical cannabis industry.

A Dutch study from the Trimbos institute and the office medicinal cannabis, whereby patients inhale medicinal cannabis instead of using orally, shows that patients are very positive with the results.

The acceptance of the use of cannabis is not desirable for the traditional pharmaceutical companies and its anti-drugs groups. There is a lot of money at stake and there is a lot of pressure from political and private organizations to stop the rise of cannabis.

A report just published by the World Health Organisation, an agency of the United Nations, makes a discreet but clear call to decriminalise drugs.

The annual Cannabis Liberation Day was held for the 6th time.

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