At a ceremony held in Geneva on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) and football’s world governing body, FIFA, announced that they are teaming up to raise awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
Failing to breastfeed in the first hour after birth, puts newborns at higher risk of death and disease, and makes mothers less likely to persevere with breastfeeding, says UNICEF, together with the World Health Organization (WHO) in a new report to mark the start of World Breastfeeding Week. UNICEF Nutrition Specialist for infants and young children, Maaike Arts, spoke to UN News.
As the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially declared the end of its most recent deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus on Tuesday, Dr Renée van de Weerdt, Deputy Head of Operations at the World Health Organization’s (WHO), has been recounting how even just reaching the first victims, was a major logistical challenge. She spoke to UN News’s Daniel Johnson.
Longer life spans combined with risk factors such as alcohol and tobacco use, physical inactivity and obesity, are behind a rise in cancer cases in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns.