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Determinants of health
(3 days ago) The determinants of health include: the social and economic environment, the physical environment, and. the person’s individual characteristics and behaviours. The context of people’s lives determine their health, and so blaming individuals for having poor health or crediting them for good health is inappropriate.
WHO The Health Manager's Website
(4 days ago) The Health Manager's Website Managers are an essential component of the health workforce. Is this site for you? strengthen management capacity. YES, if you work in a setting with limited resources YES, if you make decisions on how best to use staff, budgets, drugs and other resources
WHO’s 7 policy recommendations on building resilient
(8 days ago) COVID-19 has had a wide-ranging impact on all areas of society, leading to setbacks in health gains and efforts to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). The diversion of health system resources to address COVID-19 care led to a protracted disruption of essential health services. New barriers to accessing health care, such as restricted movements, reduced ability to pay and fear of …
(5 days ago) Health workers are central to attaining, sustaining and accelerating progress on universal health coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the Western Pacific Region, the need to plan and manage a competent health workforce to adequately respond to the changing population health needs is well recognized.
WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard WHO Coronavirus
(4 days ago) World Health Organization Coronavirus disease situation dashboard presents official daily counts of COVID-19 cases and deaths worldwide, along with vaccination rates and other vaccination data, while providing a hub to other resources. Interactive tools, including maps, epidemic curves and other charts and graphics, with downloadable data, allow users to track and explore the latest trends
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Ageing and health
(6 days ago) Common health conditions associated with ageing. Common conditions in older age include hearing loss, cataracts and refractive errors, back and neck pain and osteoarthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, depression, and …
State of Qatar and WHO team up for a healthy and safe FIFA
(Just Now) The World Health Organization (WHO) and the State of Qatar today launched a new multiyear collaboration to make the 2022 FIFA World Cup, being held in Qatar, a beacon for physical and mental health promotion, and also a model for ensuring future mega sport events are healthy and safe.The three-year joint project, titled "Healthy 2022 World Cup - Creating Legacy for Sport and Health…
(5 days ago) Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions. As a core function of public health, health promotion supports governments, communities and individuals to cope with and
Health and Care Worker Deaths during COVID-19
(6 days ago) Health and care workers are the foundation of health systems and the driving force to achieving universal health coverage and global health security. Their commitment and professionalism throughout the pandemic are evident to all: extraordinary people, performing extraordinary work. However, too many of them have become infected, ill or died as a result of COVID-19.
World Health Day 2021
(1 days ago) Ensure collection and use of timely and reliable health data - disaggregated by gender, age, income, education, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant to the national context. Only then is it possible to assess inequities across population subgroups and take actions that have impact.
Maintaining essential health services
(5 days ago) The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the capacity of health systems to continue the delivery of essential health services. While health systems around the world are being challenged by increasing demand for care of COVID-19 patients, it is critical to maintain preventive and curative services, especially for the most vulnerable populations, such as children, older persons, people
WHO and partners call for action to better protect health
(9 days ago) 1 day ago · The World Health Organization and partners [i] have issued an urgent call for concrete action to better protect health and care workers worldwide from COVID-19 and other health issues.. The organizations are concerned that large numbers of health and care workers have died from COVID-19, but also that an increasing proportion of the workforce are suffering from burnout, stress, anxiety and
COP26 Health Programme
(4 days ago) COP26 Health Programme. Supported by the UK government as the Presidency of COP26, the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) and the UNFCCC Climate Champions, the COP26 Health Programme enables transformational change to protect the health of people and the planet. Initiatives under the COP26 Health Programme include:
Gender and health
(8 days ago) Gender norms, roles and relations, and gender inequality and inequity, affect people’s health all around the world. This Q&A examines the links between gender and health, highlighting WHO’s ongoing work to address gender-related barriers to healthcare, advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in all their diversity, and achieve health for all.
Health systems governance
(4 days ago) Health governance in the Western Pacific. Health system governance refers to the rules and norms that shape roles and responsibilities, incentives and interactions in the health sector. Governments play a major role in setting the governance arrangements in the health sector. They act through a broad range of legal, policy, planning and
Statement promoting sport and health
(8 days ago) The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) recognize their mutually supportive roles to promote the profile of sport in the human and social multilateral agenda, based on which, sport is a factor of individual and social health - both in relation …
Maternal health in Western Pacific
(4 days ago) Maternal health in the Western Pacific. Every mother and newborn child has the right to a positive and safe birthing experience. Maternal health can be promoted by: Improving access to the full range of affordable, equitable and high-quality family planning and reproductive health services to increase the contraceptive use rate and reduce
Football champion Didier Drogba appointed WHO Ambassador
(1 days ago) Football legend Didier Drogba was today announced as the World Health Organization's Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health. Drogba, from Côte d’Ivoire, will support WHO to promote the Organization’s guidance on the benefits of physical activity and other healthy lifestyles, and highlight the value of sports, particularly for youth. Mr Drogba, well known for his football career at
Health, the global ocean and marine resources: policy brief
(5 days ago) Abstract The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are wide-ranging and interconnected, and health is an intrinsic part of them all. SDG 14 focuses on conserving and sustainably using the global ocean and its resources, while SDG3 calls for healthy lives for all at all ages.
WHO Philippines World Health Organization
(2 days ago) As the Philippines on Sunday received additional COVID-19 vaccines donated by the COVAX Facility, the Department of Health (DOH), World Health Organization (WHO), and UNICEF conti 31 August 2021. News release. Minimizing the impact of the Delta variant in the Philippines. The Delta variant is the most closely watched coronavirus mutation
COP26 Health Programme
(1 days ago) Overview of Initiatives and Commitments on Climate Change and Health. Climate change is resulting in poorer health outcomes, increasing mortality and is a driver of health inequities. However, health is well placed to be a significant part of the solution; the positive health impacts from stronger climate change action can motivate stronger global ambition; health systems which are resilient
Health is a fundamental human right
(5 days ago) “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition”. Almost 70 years after these words were adopted in the Constitution of the World Health Organization, they are more powerful and relevant than ever.
Communication for Health in the WHO Western Paciﬁc Region
(8 days ago) When used effectively, communication is, in itself, a public health intervention: it is a technical ﬁeld backed by theory and evidence, and it is just as valuable and important for tackling health challenges like COVID-19 as other ﬁelds of public health expertise, such as epidemiology,virology, health economics and health service design.
HEALTH, THE GLOBAL OCEAN AND MARINE POLICY BRIEF …
(Just Now) POLICY BRIEF / Health, the global ocean and marine resources 5 Climate change and corresponding changes in the atmosphere have been linked with gradual and extreme weather events, rising sea levels and higher acidity and deoxygenation of the global ocean (22). Extreme weather events and natural disasters increase the risks of drowning, injury and long-term mental health
Towards universal coverage of maternal health services in
(1 days ago) A contributing factor to these health outcomes is the poor quality of maternal and emergency obstetric care, compounded by the lack of a functioning referral system and means of transport, especially in rural areas. Substandard quality of care for mothers can be harmful to them and their new-borns. Reducing maternal and child mortality is a top
Health co-benefits of climate action
(8 days ago) Health co-benefits of climate action. When implementing mitigation and adaptation policies, social or economic hurdles may arise. However, studies are increasingly showing that the implementation of climate policies leads to both cost savings and improvement in health. Mitigation of climate change in various sectors, including housing
Nutrition in Western Pacific
(8 days ago) Good nutrition plays a fundamental role in human health, survival and development. Better nutrition is related to improved infant, child and maternal health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease), and longevity.
Health Cluster countries and regions
(1 days ago) The Health Clusters are targeting 83.2 million people with $ 2.8 billion in funding requested, of which only $505.6 million (18%) has been funded. Health Cluster Coordinators are responsible for facilitating and coordinating the engagement of health partners in countries to deliver quality programmes and services to the affected populations.
Globalization and health
(7 days ago) Health is the very foundation of economic productivity and prosperity. Balanced health status within a population contributes to social cohesion and stability. A prosperous and stable population is an asset in every country. This world will not become a fair place for health all by itself.
Chemical Safety and Health
(Just Now) Chemical Safety and Health. Through the Chemical Safety and Health Unit, WHO works to establish the scientific basis for the sound management of chemicals, and to strengthen national capabilities and capacities for chemical safety. About.
Communication for Health in the WHO Western Pacif ic Region
(7 days ago) Communication for Health in the WHO Western Paci˜c Region vii When used effectively, communication is, in itself, a public health intervention: it is a technical ﬁeld backed by theory and evidence, and it is just as valuable and important for tackling health challenges like COVID-19 as other ﬁelds of public health expertise, such as