The world’s largest global health organizations have announced a partnership to reverse the years-long backslide in global childhood vaccination rates caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  An estimated 67 million children missed at least one essential vaccination between 2019 and 2021 and 50 million of these didn’t receive any vaccines – setting back childhood vaccination rates […] Continue reading ->
Did you know❓ The WHO Health Inequality Data Repository is the largest global collection of inequality data about health and its determinants. How can inequality data save lives? By identifying who is being left behind 👉 #HealthForAll — World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) April 20, 2023 The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the […] Continue reading ->
Fifty years into the world “war on drugs”, the drugs are winning. Global levels of drug use and production, as well as drug-related deaths and incarcerations, are at all-time highs. Leading proponents of drug-policy reform who have gathered at the International Harm Reduction Conference in Melbourne this week say the evidence is in that it […] Continue reading ->
CEOs from the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies issued a call to G7 leaders on Friday to oppose the inclusion of intellectual property rights waivers and pathogen benefit sharing in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) pandemic treaty.  In meetings with Japanese Prime Minister and chair of next month’s G7 summit Fumio Kishida this week, a delegation […] Continue reading ->
A Chinese woman has become the world’s first person to die from the H3N8 strain of bird flu, the World Health Organization reported. No human-to-human transmission appears to have occurred, and the risk of the virus spreading is considered to be “low”, officials said. The 56-year-old woman from China’s southern Guangdong province is the third […] Continue reading ->
Seventy-five years ago on Friday – World Health Day – the World Health Organization’s (WHO) founding constitution became the first document to formally recognize health as a human right. Three-quarters of a century later, a WHO battered by the COVID-19 pandemic is juggling how to adapt to new health threats with achieving its most basic […] Continue reading ->
One in six people worldwide experiences infertility at some point in their lifetime, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report containing the first global infertility estimates in over a decade. Around 17.5% of adults experience infertility with little variation across regions and country income groups. Lifetime prevalence was 17.8% in high-income countries and 16.5% […] Continue reading ->
The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) climate change policies are obstructing access to the financing required to prepare for and adapt to climate change in countries on the frontline, a new report by a task force representing finance ministers from climate-vulnerable nations said. The Task Force on Climate, Development and the International Monetary fund – the […] Continue reading ->