World Health Organization

Better air quality key to “healthier” and “greener” world

As many as seven million people worldwide die each year from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases associated with indoor or outdoor air pollution.

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Road traffic fatalities take an “unacceptable toll”

Globally, 1.2 million people die each year on the roads, taking an “unacceptable toll” on communities.

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Mentally ill entitled to lives of dignity

Those suffering from mental illness should be empowered to live lives of dignity.  That’s the focus of this year’s World Mental Health Day, which will be commemorated globally on Saturday.

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Adolescent health care targeted by UN

Young people around the world are expected to benefit from new guidelines issued by the UN aimed at improving adolescent health.

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