Posts tagged health
Posts tagged health
This week — 6 to 12 May — is Global Road Safety Week. This initiative encouraged by World Health Organization (WHO) aims to mobilize action for pedestrian safety since more than 270,000 pedestrians lose their lives on roads each year. The Week will draw attention to the urgent need to better protect pedestrians worldwide and generate action on the measures needed to do so.
“We are all pedestrians, and governments should put in place measures to better protect all of us,” says Oleg Chestnov, WHO Assistant Director-General of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health. “When roads are safe, people will walk more, and this in turn will improve health and protect the environment.”
Sunday is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
Prevention is more effective and less costly than treatment and rehabilitation. All countries can take concrete steps now to improve their capacity for preventing occupational diseases.
Thursday is World Malaria Day. Invest in the future. Defeat malaria.
Over the last decade, the world has made major progress in the fight against malaria. Since 2000, malaria mortality rates have fallen by more than 25%, and 50 of the 99 countries with ongoing transmission are now on track to meet the 2015 World Health Assembly target of reducing incidence rates by more than 75%.
Get more information from the World Health Organization (WHO) here: http://goo.gl/o69Y3
World Immunization Week starts on Saturday.
Many countries encounter serious challenges in vaccine supply and logistics, so the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have drawn up new plans for children to get vaccinated to ensure that an additional quarter of a billion children are immunized by 2015.
Sunday is World Health Day.
This year the World Health Organization (WHO) places the focus on the global problem of high blood pressure which affects more than one in three adults worldwide.
High blood pressure, a largely hidden disease due to the lack of symptoms, is a major contributor to heart disease and stroke – which together make up the world’s number one cause of premature death and disability.
A report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded that overall cancer risks are low in Japan after the Fukushima nuclear incident that occurred two years ago.
This is a photo of a liquid storage tank that stands twisted at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Photo: IAEA/Giovanni Verlini.
International efforts to address mercury - a notorious heavy metal with significant health and environmental effects - have been delivered a significant boost with governments agreeing to a global, legally-binding treaty called the Minamata Convention to prevent emissions and releases.
They don’t have access to clean drinking water, sanitation facilities or effective public transport, but villagers from a remote village in Madhya Pradesh, India now have a 24/7 health centre that’s proven to be a lifeline for thousands.
Watch as UNICEF correspondent Priyanka Pruthi reports on how healthcare reaches hardest-to-reach India.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/india_66255.html
The UN delivers results. With its Every Woman Every Child initiative, the United Nations is mobilizing and intensifying global action to improve the health of women and children around the world.
In this new video progress report, meet some mothers and babies receiving life-saving services.
World Heart Day
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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