21St Century Sanitariums
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2023 In 2018, Style Magazine of the New York Times published an article entitled “In Search of Lost Time in Europe’s Sanatoriums.” In it, the author, Alice Gregory, gives a brief history of the “old” tuberculosis treatment centers and the parallel rise in the popularity of thermal…Read More
Vaccination prevents deaths
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2023 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), immunization currently prevents between 2–3 million deaths every year in all age groups from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and measles. It is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions. An additional 1.5 million deaths could…Read More
Meningitis A eliminated through vaccination
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2023 Meningitis A is an infection that can cause severe brain damage and is often deadly. Since introducing the meningitis vaccine in Africa in December 2010, mass vaccination campaigns have led to the control and near elimination of the deadly meningitis A disease in 26 African “meningitis…Read More
Reduction of Global Measles due to vaccines
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2023 Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus, which usually results in a high fever and rash and can lead to blindness, encephalitis, or death. Global measles deaths have decreased by 84% from an estimated 550 000 deaths in 2000 to 89 780 in…Read More
The world is closer to eradicating polio
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2023 Thanks to a steady polio immunization program, in 2016, fewer children were paralyzed by polio than in any other year, with the virus restricted to a few areas of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Two of the three strains of wild polio seem to be eliminated, India…Read More
Peace on Earth
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2022 We are celebrating another Christmas Season and will shortly welcome another New Year. I recall as a child how painfully long the wait felt for this special season to come around from one year to the next…Nowadays, it seems as if New Year ushers in an…Read More
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2022 The General Conference Nutrition Council (GCNC) has produced several articles with an evidence-based scientific foundation that helps to clarify some essential questions about healthy eating and balanced nutrition. Check out some of these articles and share them with your health team, your community, and on social…Read More
Adventist church health-related statements
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2022 Over the years, the Seventh-day Adventist church has produced several statements and guidelines related to healthy living and whole-person health. They cover issues related to physical health, such as AIDS, birth control, domestic violence, and care for the dying, to issues related to mental or behavioral…Read More
Female Genital Mutilation (Feb 6).
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2022 Since 2012, the UN General Assembly has designated February 6th as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation to amplify and direct the efforts to eliminate this practice by 2030. Abuse comes in many forms, and female genital mutilation is one of them.…Read More
CELEBRATIONS brochures for health promotion.
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2022 CELEBRATIONS is a comprehensive wellness program that can empower people to experience optimal health and share it with others. It’s based on the acronym CELEBRATIONS, which outlines 12 vital ways to energize one’s daily living. One of the program’s resources is a set of brochures highlighting…Read More
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2022 November 19 is the World Day for the Prevention of Violence Against Children. While COVID-19 has hijacked the center stage of mass media over the last few years, childhood trauma is an issue that fuels a wide variety of health problems worldwide, making COVID-19 pale in…Read More
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3).
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2022 It is estimated that one billion live with some form of disability. People with disabilities are among the most excluded groups in our society and are among the hardest hit by the covid pandemic in terms of fatalities. Disability inclusion is essential for upholding human rights…Read More
World Day for the Prevention of Child Violence (November19).
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2022 The World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse takes place annually with an international coalition of advocacy organizations for women and children’s issues, mobilized governments and societies taking action to prevent child abuse. See resources at https://bit.ly/3CtBrVK. Learn more about the health impact of adverse childhood…Read More
Youth Alive Mental Health Initiative.
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2022 Among the troubling mental health issues faced by many globally during the COVID-19 pandemic, the numbers among young adults stand out! Among 18-24 year-olds, three in every four (75%) reported at least one adverse mental or behavioral health condition, and one in four (25%) reported seriously…Read More
World Mental Health Awareness Day (October 10).
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global mental health crisis due to the related short- and long-term stresses that undermine millions’ mental health. Estimates put the rise in anxiety and depressive disorders at more than 25% during the first year of the pandemic. In addition, growing…Read More
Riding with a Mission
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 On May 22, 2022, I and seven other cyclists embarked on our most challenging sports adventure ever, the “I Will Go” ride, 1,200 miles (1,900 km) from Washington D.C. to the General Conference Session in St. Louis, Missouri. But it was more than a sports ad…Read More
World Humanitarian Day (August 19 ).
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 Humanitarian aid workers provide life – saving assistance to suffering people all over the world. Those workers who live in conflict zones or in areas devastated by natural disasters are especially vulnerable. Anyone and everyone can be a humanitarian, so read on to learn more about…Read More
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (July 31).
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 Many victims of human trafficking have experienced ignorance or misunderstanding in their attempts to get help. This year’s world day against trafficking in persons theme is “Victims’ Voices Lead the Way.” It highlights the importance of listening to and learning from survivors of human trafficking. This…Read More
International Youth Day (June 15).
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 On this special youth day, the United Nations is focusing on Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages. The 2022 International Youth Day will also raise awareness of certain barriers to intergenerational solidarity, notably ageism, which impacts young and old persons and has detrimental effects…Read More
GC session posters and exhibits.
Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 The GC session offered a virtual exhibition experience to Adventists around the world , bringing unique insight into the global church. The resources there are still available in the Adventist collective, sharing an opportunity for members to connect with people and ministries from around the world,…Read More