An estimated 130–150 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C infection, which results in 350,000 to 500,000 deaths a year.For the first time, World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C and will be working with countries to introduce the guidelines as part of their national treatment programmes.Find out more and learn how to prevent it here. 

An estimated 130–150 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C infection, which results in 350,000 to 500,000 deaths a year.

For the first time, World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C and will be working with countries to introduce the guidelines as part of their national treatment programmes.

Find out more and learn how to prevent it here

Read here the  World Malaria Report 2013, which was launched on Tuesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to WHO, global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, reducing malaria mortality rates by 45% globally and by 49% in Africa.  The report calls for sustained financing to maintain progress and reduce deaths.

Read here the  World Malaria Report 2013, which was launched on Tuesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to WHO, global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, reducing malaria mortality rates by 45% globally and by 49% in Africa.

The report calls for sustained financing to maintain progress and reduce deaths.

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The World Health Organization launched its 2013 World Health Report today, entitled “Research for Universal Health Coverage.” Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, describes universal coverage as “the single most powerful concept that public health has to offer.” The report calls on countries to continue investing in local research in order to develop a system of universal health coverage tailored to each individual country’s situation.

The Global status report on road safety 2013 shows that 1.24 million people died in 2010 on the world’s roads. However, only 28 countries, covering 7% of the world’s population, have comprehensive road safety laws on all five key risk factors: drinking and driving, speeding, motorcycle helmets, seat-belts, and child restraints.Find out about work being done to prevent this in this new World Health Organization (WHO) report launched today in Geneva.

The Global status report on road safety 2013 shows that 1.24 million people died in 2010 on the world’s roads. However, only 28 countries, covering 7% of the world’s population, have comprehensive road safety laws on all five key risk factors: drinking and driving, speeding, motorcycle helmets, seat-belts, and child restraints.

Find out about work being done to prevent this in this new World Health Organization (WHO) report launched today in Geneva.

Saturday is World AIDS Day.

Just over half the 15 million people who need antiretroviral treatment for HIV are getting the medicines they need. One key to increasing access to treatment, is to scale up voluntary testing and counseling, so that people who need treatment, know they need it.

Watch this video and join UNAIDS in recognizing the millions of people who give their energy to achieving an AIDS-free generation. The next 1,000 days will be critical to meet 2015 global HIV targets. It’s time to deliver country by country, city by city.

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World Heart Day is celebrated every last Saturday of September.  In partnership with WHO, the World Heart Federation organizes awareness events in more than 100 countries - including health checks, organized walks, runs and fitness sessions, public talks, stage shows, scientific forums, exhibitions, concerts, carnivals and sports tournaments.

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