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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...
Health of women and children affected by armed conflict not addressed

Health of women and children affected by armed conflict not addressed

New estimates have revealed that the health needs of 630 million women and children affected by armed conflict across the globe are not being...
COVAX to deliver two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses by end of 2021

COVAX to deliver two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses by end of 2021

COVAX has announced the aligning of an advanced purchase agreement for up to 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, meaning it is now...
Reducing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular deaths with AstraZeneca

Reducing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular deaths with AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca’s recent THALES Phase III trial has demonstrated the efficacy of the drug Brilinta for reducing the risk of major cardiovascular events such as...
First global resolution on meningitis prevention and control

First global resolution on meningitis prevention and control

A global roadmap to defeat meningitis by 2030 has been established under the leadership of the World Health Organization. At the 73rd Session of the...
Advancing global COVID-19 research with the WHO

Advancing global COVID-19 research with the WHO

Scientists across the globe have come together to intensify research into COVID-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) is moving to expand its scientific collaboration and...

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