A special project celebrating the fifth anniversary of “Our Views, Our Voices” | Learn more  A young woman living in Vietnam has called on organizations and communities locally and globally to step up support for people living with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – especially multiple sclerosis (MS). “I call on the Vietnamese government to give economic […] Continue reading ->
Two of the World Health Organisation’s top leadership team in Geneva – Dr Soumya Swaminathan and Dr Ren Minghui – are on the brink of leaving as Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’s long-anticipated leadership shake-up starts to take shape. Swaminathan is WHO’s Chief Scientist, while Ren serves as assistant Director-General for Universal Health Coverage, Communicable […] Continue reading ->
The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) launched the first global knowledge platform dedicated to climate and health on Monday called climahealth.info. The global open-access platform is envisaged as being the “go-to technical reference point for users of interdisciplinary health, environmental, and climate science”, according to the WHO in a media release.  […] Continue reading ->
The second iteration of the Self-Care Readiness Index (SCRI) will be released later this month during the Global Self-Care Federation World Congress 2022. The congress takes place on the 19th and 20th of October 2022, in Cape Town, South Africa. The Self-Care Readiness Index 2.0 builds on the 2021 report, analysing another 10 countries to […] Continue reading ->
The submission period for the second round of public hearings to inform the development of a new international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response is now open and will The World Health Organization (WHO) is inviting interested parties to submit a video statement in response to the question: Based on your experience with the […] Continue reading ->
The Ethiopian ambassador to the European Union has spoken sharply against World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, calling his criticisms against the Ethiopian government and its role in the Tigray conflict in northern Ethiopia “unprofessional” and that he was using his position “degrading” and “abusing”.  “The way he’s handling the matter is completely […] Continue reading ->
For emerging global health professionals from the world’s “south,” choosing whether to focus their energy on local issues or on international challenges is always a dilemma, Chief Planetary Health Scientist of Sunway Centre for Planetary Health in Malaysia Renzo Guinto argues. “One important crossroad that I’ve encountered is tension on whether I stay in the […] Continue reading ->
When Dr. Magaly Blas, an Associate Professor at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru, was researching the association between the human papillomavirus that causes cervical cancer and the human T-lymphotropic virus that causes leukaemia, she found herself travelling often to the Amazon region of Ucayali, home to an indigenous community among whom the disease […] Continue reading ->