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WHO: “Cancer should not be a death sentence for anyone, anywhere”

The World Health Organization (WHO) has outlined steps that could prevent seven million cancer-related deaths across the world The guidelines spell out the need to...

World Health Organization: health equity in Europe worsening

The first ever World Health Organization Health Equity Status Report reveals that health equity in Europe remain either the same or have worsened despite...
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Benefits of vaccines highlighted at Global Vaccination Summit

The European Commission and World Health Organization (WHO) are jointly hosting the world’s first Global Vaccination Summit to draw attention to the benefits of...
The gender agenda: WHO Europe’s new men’s health strategy

The gender agenda: WHO Europe’s new men’s health strategy

WHO Europe’s men’s health strategy is undoubtedly a milestone in men’s health, but how far does it go to address the neglected health needs...
Physical inactivity puts health of 1.4 billion at risk, warns WHO  

Physical inactivity is putting health of 1.4 billion at risk, warns WHO  

One in four of the world’s adults is physically inactive, putting them at risk of serious diseases like cancer and diabetes. This is the finding...
Cases of measles in adults and children hit record high in the European region

Cases of measles in adults hit record high in the European region

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in the first six months of 2018 there were over 41,000 cases of measles in adults and...
Stroke-related death rates in Europe on the decline

Stroke-related death rates in Europe in decline

New research published in the European Heart Journal has shown stroke-related death rates are declining overall in Europe, but in some countries the decline...
Positive progress in antimicrobial resistance prevention across the globe

Positive progress in antimicrobial resistance prevention across the globe

Countries are making substantial progress in tackling the ever growing issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), however, serious gaps still remain and require urgent action,...
One million Iraqis could see loss of health facilities due to funding gap

One million Iraqis could see loss of health facilities due to funding gap

Critical health facilities in Iraq are facing closures due to a lack of funding, which leaves nearly one million people without access to basic...
New outbreaks of measles virus have been reported across EUEEA

New outbreaks of measles virus have been reported across EU/EEA

The outbreak of the measles virus continues across EU/EEA countries, according to the latest Communicable Diseases Threats Report (CDTR). In a report on the European...
World Vaccine Congress Europe 2018

World Vaccine Congress Europe 2018

World Vaccine Congress Europe 2018 will be taking place on 29-31 October in Lisbon, Portugal, a conference to provide research, development and strategic partnering...
Low-quality healthcare services impact on global health costs

Low-quality healthcare services impact on global health costs

Low-quality healthcare services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a joint report by the OECD,...

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