World Health Organization

UN Gender Focus: ending violence against women, digital economy and youth unemployment

Violence against women, the worldwide scourge

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Vaccination campaign challenges in Haiti "can be overcome"

Challenges facing the Haitian government and UN teams, working to vaccinate 800,000 people from cholera, can be overcome to reach the most vulnerable.

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Campaign tackles health impact of air pollution in cities

A new initiative has been launched to raise awareness about the health impacts of air pollution which the World Health Organization (WHO) calls “an invisible kil

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People are happiest at the “ends of their lives” anti-ageism author says

People are happiest at the beginning and ends of their lives and older people enjoy better mental health than the young and middle-aged.

That’s what a best-selling American author and blogger on ageism- the discrimination or prejudice against older people- discovered.

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World Mental Health Day highlights psychological first aid in crises

Approximately one in 10 people worldwide suffered from a mental disorder over the past year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported.

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A bad attitude about ageing not good for health: WHO

Negative attitudes about ageing can reduce an older person’s lifespan by more than seven years, according to research cited by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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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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Stop polluting the planet, urges head of UN environment programme

People need to be much kinder to the planet and to each other, the head of the UN Environment Programme has urged.

Erik Stolheim made the remarks on the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly debate.

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10m people could die annually due to drug resistance

Some ten million people could die annually as a result of resistance to antimicrobial drugs, known as AMR, according to the Assistant Director- General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Hajj pilgrims at risk from heat exhaustion and respiratory diseases

Pilgrims who travel to Saudi Arabia for the annual Muslim Hajj celebrations are facing the heightened risk of heat exhaustion and respiratory diseases, according to the World Health Organization (WH

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