Project Syndicate - A global killer is ripping through the world’s poorer countries largely unchecked. Within 25 years, it will cause 10 million deaths a year worldwide –more than malaria, maternal deaths, childhood infections, and diarrhea combined. Over half of the dead will be aged 30 to 69, losing about 25 years of life expectancy. The culprit? Tobacco. The same addiction that became the top preventable cause of death in Western countries has made big inroads in developing countries. Smoking killed 100 million people in the twentieth century, mostly in developed countries. On current trends smoking will kill about one billion people in the twenty-first century, mostly in developing countries.
almotamar.net - Yemen's Health Minister Dr Abdulkarim Rasie on Monday said the national campaign of immunization against polio carried out in the period of 15-17 of this month fulfilled al its activities all over the country with a coverage rate of 96% and managed to vaccinate more than 4 million children who are under fife years of age.
almotamar.net - The national campaign against polio begins Saturday. The campaign is launched by the Yemeni Ministry of Public Health and Population on 15-17 this month in cooperation with the World Health Organisation and targets 4 million children all over Yemen.
A Saudi aggression fighter jet targeted a citizen's car driving in Fara area of Kutaf district in Saada province overnight, killing the driver and injuring his friend, a security official said on Monday.
Scores of Saudi enemy soldiers were killed and injured on Sunday when the army and popular forces repelled a Saudi military attempt to sneak into Shurfah site in the border province of Najran, a military official said.
The operation was accomplished successfully against the Saudi
Saudi aggression warplanes have launched more than 49 airstrikes over the past hours on several residential areas across Yemen, a security official said on Sunday.
The airstrikes targeted the areas of Malahiz and Husama in Dhahir district, and areas Thuban, Masahif and Sdad in Bakim district of northern Saada province.