Coinciding with World No Tobacco Day 2018, observed each 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that tobacco use and exposure to second hand smoke are “major causes” of cardiovascular disease, contributing to three million deaths a year.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene leaders gathering in New York for the upcoming high-level segment of this year’s United Nations General Assembly to highlight the urgent needs and required response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Continue reading
An Overview of the Ebola situation delivered to the Presidents of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone by Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Margaret Chan on the 1st of August in Conakry, Guinea.
Every year, authors, journalists, teachers, researchers, schoolchildren and students ask the World Health Organisation for statistics about hunger and malnutrition. To help answer these questions, they have compiled a list of useful facts and figures on world hunger. Continue reading
A new report by WHO, Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance 2014 is the organisation’s first look at antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance, globally. The report reveals that this serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country. Continue reading
Mosquitoes, flies, ticks and bugs may be a threat to your health – and that of your family – at home and when travelling. This is the message of this year’s World Health Day, on 7 April. Continue reading