World Health Organization

Volunteer contributions on the rise as UN marks World Blood Donor Day

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) marked World Blood Donor Day today – the beginning of a week-long series of events aimed at encouraging voluntary donations – with the announcement of a marked increase in donations around the globe.

UN health agency appoints Chinese singer as Goodwill Ambassador

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the appointment of Chinese singer Peng Liyuan as Goodwill Ambassador for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

UN launches decade-long campaign to cut deaths and injuries on roads

The United Nations today helped launch the first global Decade of Action for Road Safety in a bid to reduce a scourge that kills an estimated 1.3 million people every year and leaves millions of others injured or permanently disabled.