Posts tagged ‘WHO’

October 21, 2017


by duncanr

the decision by the WHO to appoint Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador has raised a few questioning eyebrows because of his country’s record of human rights abuse –

I suspect this appointment is purely a symbolic one, however – don’t expect much in the . . .

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April 20, 2017

Fewer Blind in India

by duncanr

the number of blind folk in India has been substantially cut – not by any great medical advance but by a change in the way they are counted

India previously classified a person as ‘legally blind’ if they were unable to see the number of fingers held up by a hand 6 metres away, rather than the 3 metre distance used by other countries

by dropping the 6 metre and adopting the more stringent 3 metre rule, the number of ‘legally blind’ in India has fallen by around 4 million and the country does not now compare so unfavourably with the rest of the world –

of course, India could reduce the number of legally blind in the country still further and . . .

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May 14, 2014

Bottoms Up

by duncanr

drunk brit1The World Health Organisation has released information on the per capita alcohol consumption of 194 countries

Thanks to the bubbly enthusiasm of these chaps, leading . . .

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