World Health Organization

Latest UN findings will help countries design better health strategies

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in rich countries, while pneumonia is the number one killer in poor nations, reveals a new study published by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) that provides countries with key data for decision-making, planning and setting priorities.

‘Electronic cigarette’ not a safe or proven quitting method for smokers, warns UN

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today that, contrary to claims by advertisers, the electronic cigarette – a battery-powered product usually made of stainless steel and resembling a real cigarette – has not been proven a safe or legitimate nicotine replacement therapy for smokers trying to quit.

UN agency calls for broader understanding of problems that lead to suicide

The United Nations marked World Suicide Prevention Day today with a call for everyone to better understand why a growing number of people feel compelled to kill themselves, as statistics show an average of one million people take their lives every year.