New York, Dec 13 (Just Earth News): Marking Universal Health Coverage Day, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new data portal to track global access to universal health coverage, including information about equity of access and where services need to be improved.
Mumbai, July 27 (IBNS): 'Elimination' is this year's theme for the World Hepatitis Day, observed every year on Thursday by World Health Organization (WHO).
Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan 22 (IBNS): The recent Ebola epidemic challenged leaders of all nations and sectors and brought to light the need for resiliency and infrastructure to prevent and mitigate risks of future outbreaks.
New York, Aug 28 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday announced that it is strengthening water, sanitation and hygiene services to accelerate progress in eliminating and eradicating neglected tropical diseases by 2020 that affect more than 1 billion of the worldâ€™s poorest and most vulnerable populations.
New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): For every dollar invested in water and sanitation, there is a $4.3 return in the form of reduced health care costs for individuals and society around the world, where 2.5 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation services, with 1 billion practicing open defection, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday.
New York, Nov 13 (IBNS): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today highlighted the dangers of burning fuels like unprocessed coal and kerosene in the home, and issued targets for reducing emissions of health-damaging pollutants from domestic cook stoves, space heaters and fuel-based lamps.
New York, Sept 20 (IBNS) A United Nations independent expert on Friday called on Member States to do more to protect older people affected by dementia from stigmatization, discrimination, victimization and neglect.
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IBNS) Greenpeace India on Monday called on the tea industry to save Indian tea from pesticides while launching their report, â€œTrouble Brewing1â€.
New York, July 31 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday advised that while travellers should be aware of Ebola, they will not contract the highly-contagious, often fatal disease unless they actually touch someone who is showing active sympto
New York, July 11 (IBNS): With world leaders gathered Thursday in New York for the United Nations General Assemblyâ€™s review of efforts made since 2011 in controlling non-communicable diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, the Organizationsâ€™ top health official launched a new report that shows progress at the national level has been insufficient and uneven.
New York, July 11 (IBNS): At a high-level review and assessment by the United Nations General Assembly of progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, UN World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan today expressed deep concern about projected trends, especially as poor populations, the least able to cope, will be hit the hardest.
New York, July 5 (IBNS): United Nations relief agencies and their partners working amid the ongoing turmoil and massive population displacement in Iraq are scaling up their healthcare responses, with a major polio vaccination campaign in Baghdad, and efforts to help relieve the â€œimmense burdenâ€ on the existing healthcare system in Kurdistan.
New York, May 8 (IBNS): Many of the world's cities are "enveloped in dirty air" that is dangerous breathe, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, warning that urban dwellers are being exposed to excessive air pollution and are at a risk of respiratory diseases and other long-term health problems.
New York, May 6 (IBNS): The spread of polio in countries where it was once eradicated is an "extraordinary event" and unless an international coordinated response is urgently put in place, the preventable disease will resurge, the United Nations health agency on Monday warned.
New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): While some 80 percent of children around the world, or 110 million infants, are receiving life-saving vaccinations each year, "one in five - more than 22 million children - not being vaccinated is too much for us," according to the World Health Organization at the start of World Immunization Week 2014.