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WHO Health statistics
(1 days ago) Health statistics include both empirical data and estimates related to health, such as mortality, morbidity, risk factors, health service coverage, and health systems. The production and dissemination of health statistics is a core WHO activity mandated to WHO by its Member States in its Constitution.
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.
International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI)
(8 days ago) The International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI) is being developed to provide a common tool for reporting and analysing health interventions for statistical purposes. A health intervention is an act performed for, with or on behalf of a person or population whose purpose is to assess, improve, maintain, promote or modify health, functioning or health conditions.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – World Health Organization
(3 days ago) Primary health care around the world: delivering health services to people where they need it. 20 July 2021. WHO continues fight against pandemic amid worsening global public health emergency and uneven vaccine rollout. 14 July 2021. Vaccine efficacy, effectiveness and protection.
(7 days ago) The World Health Statistics 2018, WHO’s annual snapshot of the state of the world’s health, highlights that while remarkable progress towards the SDGs has been made in some areas, in other areas progress has stalled and the gains that have been made could easily be lost.
WHO Health conditions
(6 days ago) Health conditions. Undernutrition is the largely preventable cause of over a third of all child deaths. WHO/Marko Kokic. Nutrition interventions can have a positive impact on micronutrient deficiencies and undernutrition as well as on acute infections like diarrhoea, malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
WHO Executive Board
(2 days ago) The Executive Board is composed of 34 technically qualified members elected for three-year terms. The annual Board meeting is held in January when the members agree upon the agenda for the World Health Assembly and the resolutions to be considered by the Health Assembly.
Health and the Millennium Development Goals
(7 days ago) Health is represented in three of the eight goals, and makes an acknowledged contribution to the achievement of all the other goals, in particular those related to the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, education, and gender equality. Importantly, the health goals also focus on
WHO eHealth at WHO
(7 days ago) The World Health Assembly in 2013 recognized the need for health data standardization to be part of eHealth systems and services, and the importance of proper governance and operation of health-related global top-level Internet domain names, including “.health” (66th World Health Assembly, 2013; Geneva, Switzerland). Resolution WHA66.24
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.
Ethics and health
(6 days ago) Health ethics promotes the consideration of values in the prioritization and justification of actions by health professionals, researchers and policymakers that may impact the health and well-being of patients, families, and communities. It is an interdisciplinary field encompassing a broad range of domains: public health, health research and
WHO Medicines and health products
(4 days ago) Health systems. A well-functioning health system working in harmony is built on having trained and motivated health workers, a well-maintained infrastructure, and a reliable supply of medicines and technologies, backed by adequate funding, strong health plans and evidence-based policies. Key expected results ; Making a difference ; Leadership
New advocacy brief highlights serious consequences of
(6 days ago) Physical health consequences include conditions such as cardiovascular disease and stroke and mental health consequences include conditions such as cognitive decline, dementia, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and suicide. In addition, social isolation and loneliness impose a heavy financial burden on societies.
WHO Working for health and growth: investing in the
(4 days ago) The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth was established by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in March 2016. Its task: to make recommendations to stimulate and guide the creation of at least 40 million new jobs in the health and social sectors, and to reduce the projected shortfall of 18 million health workers, primarily in low- and lower-middle-income
HEALTH SECTOR BULLETIN
(8 days ago) health facilities and 312 individuals located at individual households. In addition, in order to support to the technical and operational capacity of public health workers, PUI organized training sessions for 10 community health workers covering different health topics such as non-communicable diseases, health …
Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Framework
(8 days ago) versal health coverage, for health security, and health for all. This Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Manage-ment (EDRM) Framework is a substantial response to this challenge. It emphasizes the critical impor-tance of prevention, preparedness and readiness, to - gether with response and recovery, to save lives and protect health.
WHO Health campaigns
(8 days ago) Global public health days are an opportunity to raise awareness and understanding about critical health issues and mobilize support for action. WHO campaigns provide an opportunity for WHO to convene and focus world-wide attention on a health issue of high importance and to coordinate the efforts of multiple agencies and Organizational levels
How air pollution is destroying our health
(2 days ago) The health effects of air pollution are serious – one third of deaths from stroke, lung cancer and heart disease are due to air pollution. This is having an equivalent effect to that of smoking tobacco, and much higher than, say, the effects of eating too much salt. Facebook live: special talk on climate change with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Advice for the public
(1 days ago) Call your health care provider or hotline for advice. Have someone bring you supplies. If you need to leave your house or have someone near you, wear a medical mask to avoid infecting others. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.
MONITORING THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF HEALTH SYSTEMS
(1 days ago) health-improvement activities. The health system delivers preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative interventions through a combination of public health actions and the pyramid of health care facilities that deliver personal health care — by both State and non-State actors. The actions of the health system should be
gender and malaria
(2 days ago) Gender,Health Gender and Health Despite prevention and control efforts, malaria remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. According to data for 2005, an estimated 1 million deaths were related to malaria. Most of these deaths occur in children in high-transmission areas
Scaling up the national response for mental health in Zimbabwe
(4 days ago) 1 day ago · The mental health investment case for Zimbabwe was launched alongside the Special Initiative for Mental Health by the Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Hon. Gen. (Rtd) Dr. Constantine N. Chiwenga on the 21st of July 2021. This three-day multistakeholder event was hosted by the Ministry of Health and Child Care in partnership with WHO and UN country teams.
Obesity and overweight
(1 days ago) What are obesity and overweight. Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults.
Improving health literacy
(6 days ago) “Health literacy implies the achievement of a level of knowledge, personal skills and confidence to take action to improve personal and community health by changing personal lifestyles and living conditions. Thus, health literacy means more than being able to read pamphlets and make appointments. By improving people’s access to health information, and their capacity to use it …