health care services

UN leads bid for cheaper insulin, expanding access for diabetics worldwide

Overly expensive insulin could be a thing of the past – and life-changing news – for millions of diabetics under a plan launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday to diversify production globally, just ahead of World Diabetes Day.

Promise of universal health coverage ‘nothing’ without high quality at its centre: WHO official

A recent joint study by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners reveals poor-quality health care in all countries, which could negate the promise of universal health coverage if left unaddressed, according to Edward Kelley, WHO’s Director of Service Delivery and Safety, who spoke to Daniel Johnson about how these findings could affect the global push for universal health coverage.

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News in Brief 05 July 2018

  • Syria: Civilians continue to suffer in crossfire, UN officials speak out
  • Yemen’s UN envoy reassured by warring parties’ ‘strong desire’ for peace
  • All countries falling short in delivering quality health care, says UN report
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Countries to “beat back” threat of heart disease

A new initiative called “Global Hearts” has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) to beat back the threat of heart disease.

Heart attacks and strokes are the world’s leading cause of death.

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Bringing hope and prosperity to Afghan women

Rural women in Afghanistan’s Bamyan province are using a traditional craft to weave a brighter future for their families.

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