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Global warming responsible for one in three heat-related deaths

From 1991 to 2018, over a third of all heat-related deaths were attributable to human-induced global warming, new research has found. Led by the London...
COVID-19 pandemic marks a new era for global health policy

COVID-19 pandemic marks a new era for global health policy

Leaders at the G20 summit committed to a series of actions aiming to accelerate the end of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe, and...
UK to launch Global Pandemic Radar to identify COVID-19 variants

UK to launch Global Pandemic Radar to identify COVID-19 variants

The UK will be launching its new Global Pandemic Radar in a bid to identify and track new COVID-19 variants and emerging diseases. The pathogen...
Scientists propose global plan to save oceans for human health

Scientists propose global plan to save oceans for human health

An interdisciplinary European collaboration called the Seas Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE) Project has put forward a global plan to save the...
Ensuring equal access to healthcare

Ensuring equal access to healthcare

Health Action International European Policy Advisor Ellie White speaks to HEQ about the No Profit on Pandemic campaign. Independent non-profit organisation Health Action International (HAI)...
Urgent need to reduce inequalities in infection control practices

Urgent need to reduce inequalities in infection control practices

The World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted an urgent need to reduce inequalities in the availability of good hand hygiene and infection prevention and...
Patient’s Rights Day: recommendations towards a European Health Union

Patients’ Rights Day: recommendations towards a European Health Union

For European Patients’ Rights Day 2021, Active Citizenship Network, the European branch of the Italian non-profit organisation Cittadinanzattiva, discusses ten recommendations towards a European...
Global failure to tackle urgent threat of antibiotic resistance

Global failure to tackle urgent threat of antibiotic resistance

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the ongoing global failure to develop desperately needed antibacterial treatments despite growing awareness...
WHO says COVID-19 highlights urgent need for global effort to end TB

WHO says COVID-19 highlights urgent need to end TB

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the urgent need to reboot global efforts to bring an end to...
Global Breast Cancer Initiative launched to reduce mortality

Global Breast Cancer Initiative launched to reduce mortality

Today, on International Women’s Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched its new Global Breast Cancer Initiative which aims to reduce global breast...
New guidance for prevention and control of T-lymphotropic virus type 1

New guidance for prevention and control of T-lymphotropic virus type 1

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) has put forward strategies for the global prevention and control of Human T-lymphotropic virus type...
Global COVID-19 oxygen emergency impacting half a million people

Global COVID-19 oxygen emergency impacting half a million people

A surge in demand for oxygen due to the COVID-19 pandemic has created an emergency impacting half a million people in low- and middle-income...
Equitable COVID-19 vaccine access for low- and middle-income countries

Equitable COVID-19 vaccine access for low- and middle-income countries

As COVID-19 vaccination programmes begin to roll out across the globe, the European Union and the World Health Organization are working to ensure equitable...
UK support will help with COVID-19 vaccinations in Pakistan

UK support will help with COVID-19 vaccinations in Pakistan

The UK’s support of the COVAX facility will help Pakistan with its COVID-19 vaccination programme. The UK has contributed £548m to the global vaccine COVAX...
Vital need to put health at forefront of climate change policy

Vital need to put health at forefront of climate change policy

New modelling has revealed how adopting policies that are consistent with achieving the Paris Agreement and prioritise health could save millions of lives each...
Protecting health from radon exposure

Protecting health from radon exposure

A new survey from the World Health Organization has highlighted that countries still need to take action to mitigate the impacts of radon exposure. In...
UK helping indigenous communities protect ancient traditional medicine

UK helping indigenous communities protect ancient traditional medicine

A UK project is helping indigenous communities in Petén, Guatemala, to protect and use their ancient, traditional medicine. The Green Health project (Darwin initiative) is...
Breast cancer is now the most common form of cancer worldwide

Breast cancer is now the most common form of cancer worldwide

In line with World Cancer Day, the World Health Organization has highlighted how breast cancer has now overtaken lung cancer as the most common...
Scale up of healthcare innovations for low- and middle-income countries

Scale up of healthcare innovations for low- and middle-income countries

A strategic Collaborative Agreement to support the scaling up of healthcare innovations in low- and middle-income countries has been signed between the World Health...
UK offers genomics expertise to find new COVID-19 variants

UK offers genomics expertise to find new COVID-19 variants

The UK will be using its world-leading genomic expertise to help countries who do not have the resources to identify new variants of coronavirus. Countries...

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