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WHO estimates 14.9 million excess Covid deaths in 2020 and 2021

WHO estimates 14.9 million excess Covid deaths in 2020 and 2021

New estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) show approximately 14.9 million excess Covid deaths. The data indicates the full death toll associated directly or...
Obesity rates have reached epidemic levels in Europe

Obesity rates have reached epidemic levels in Europe

The new WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022 reveals that overweight and obesity rates have reached epidemic proportions across the region. It has been revealed...
Over one million African children receive first vaccine for malaria

Over one million African children receive first vaccine for malaria

The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that over one million children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi have received one or more doses of...
Healthy Planet

WHO outlines the requirements to keep humans and the planet healthy

World Health Day 2022 focuses on bringing global attention to the urgent actions required to keep humans and the planet healthy. WHO has stressed that...
AMR

A strengthened regulatory framework to tackle AMR in Europe

Cristina Pricop and Jean-Yves Stenuick discuss the urgent need to shore up the AMR response and increase European cooperation under a ‘One Health’ approach...
non-communicable diseases

$140bn funding could prevent 39 million deaths from non-communicable diseases

Global analysis has revealed that $140 billion will need to be invested to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) globally, funding that could potentially save 39...

New WHO data: poor air quality affects 99% of the global population

New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that low air quality affects billions of people and is threatening the population's health. A record...
treatment for tuberculosis

WHO: Urgent investment needed to enhance treatment for tuberculosis

With World TB Day approaching on March 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for investment to advance research, support, awareness, and treatment...
Exploring the effectiveness of tuberculosis treatment in children

Exploring the effectiveness of tuberculosis treatment in children

An investigation into the effectiveness of tuberculosis treatment in children has driven a change in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global guidelines for managing...
molnupiravir

Molnupiravir recommended by WHO to reduce COVID-19 hospitalisations

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed that the molnupiravir antiviral medication should be administered to patients with non-severe COVID-19 who are at an...
COVID vaccinations

500,000 lives saved by COVID vaccinations in Europe

Data has revealed that around half a million lives among older adults have been saved in Europe due to the implementation of COVID vaccinations. A...
New WHO report highlights barriers to insulin for diabetes availability

New WHO report highlights barriers to insulin for diabetes

A new report highlights the worrying state of global access to insulin for diabetes care and finds that high prices, low availability of human...
Health services

WHO publish recommendations to create robust health services

The World Health Organization (WHO) has outlined seven essential areas that need to be strengthened to enhance health services worldwide. Health services have been exhausted...
malaria vaccine

WHO: Distribution crucial to malaria vaccine success

In an exciting development for modern medicine, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced last week that it recommends the rollout of the world's first...
dementia-support

WHO report highlights global failings in dementia support

Support for people with dementia and their families is lacking across the globe, a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report has shown. The WHO has...
pandemic

WHO unveils global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence

A new World Health Organization (WHO) led project will launch the global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, data, surveillance, and analytics innovation. The collaboration...
world health day 2021

World Health Day 2021 spotlights equality and sustainability

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued five calls for ‘urgent action’ to combat global inequities to mark World Health Day 2021. The overarching theme...
covid-19 environmental hygiene

COVID-19 variants and implications for environmental hygiene

Diversey Europe infection prevention experts Dr Claire Khosravi and Peter Teska examine the potential impact of new COVID-19 variants on cleaning and disinfection protocols. The...
Scale up of healthcare innovations for low- and middle-income countries

Scale up of healthcare innovations for low- and middle-income countries

A strategic Collaborative Agreement to support the scaling up of healthcare innovations in low- and middle-income countries has been signed between the World Health...
WHO lists Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

WHO lists Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

As more countries across the globe begin rolling out their mass COVID-19 vaccination programmes, the World Health Organization (WHO) has now listed the Pfizer/BioNTech...

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