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World Contraception Day ensures contraceptive choices for young people

World Contraception Day (WCD) has a mission to spread the word and raise awareness about contraception and safe sex. Its aim to help each new generation of adults make informed decisions until every pregnancy in the world is a planned one.

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- First aid cuts death rate in accident victims
World First Aid Day is observed globally on the second Saturday in September, aiming to raise awareness of how first aid can prevent injuries and save lives in everyday and crisis situations, as well as promoting the accessibility of first aid. .. More >>>
- Hand washing keeps children healthy
A key food safety issue in Laos is that many people don't wash their hands before a meal and experts believe a change can be made by starting with children. .. More >>>
- Make dengue control your regular routine
At least twice a day, the Vientiane Health Department sprays insecticide in local communities to prevent dengue fever outbreaks in the wet season.
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- Medics encourage seasonal influenza immunisation
The National Centre for Mother and Child Health's Expanded Programme of Immunisation is continuing to provide H1N1, H3N2 and Brifgane/60/2008 seasonal influenza vaccinations to at-risk groups as these viruses have been reported in some neighbouring countries. .. More >>>
- Take care if food doesn't look fresh; bacteria may thrive there
Consumers have observed that street food vendors are displaying cooked food they didn't sell the previous day, despite it having seen high temperatures throughout the whole day. .. More >>>
- Breastfeeding room benefits mother and baby
She plans to exclusively breastfeed her first son until he is two years old as she realises that breastmilk can be good for health and immunity as per the World Health Organisation's (WHO) recommendation. .. More >>>

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