In response to the rapid Ebola outbreak, a new joint response plan was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and west African countries affected by the outbreak.“The scale of the Ebola outbreak, and the persistent threat it pose…s, requires WHO and Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to take the response to a new level,” said WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan. The plan identifies the need for several hundred more personnel to be deployed in affected countries as well as outlines the need to increase preparedness systems in neighbouring nations and strengthen global capacities.  Read more: http://j.mp/1xGC02Z

In response to the rapid Ebola outbreak, a new joint response plan was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and west African countries affected by the outbreak.

“The scale of the Ebola outbreak, and the persistent threat it pose…s, requires WHO and Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to take the response to a new level,” said WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan.

The plan identifies the need for several hundred more personnel to be deployed in affected countries as well as outlines the need to increase preparedness systems in neighbouring nations and strengthen global capacities.

Read more: http://j.mp/1xGC02Z

World Breastfeeding Week is underway! The week is celebrated every year in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. The World Health Organization(WHO) recommends exclusive breas…tfeeding starting within one hour after birth until a baby is six months old. Nutritious complementary foods should then be added while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond. Learn more at: http://j.mp/1rLK0Og

World Breastfeeding Week is underway!

The week is celebrated every year in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

The World Health Organization(WHO) recommends exclusive breas…tfeeding starting within one hour after birth until a baby is six months old. Nutritious complementary foods should then be added while continuing to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond.

Learn more at: http://j.mp/1rLK0Og

11 July is World Population Day! This year’s focus is on investing in young people. Today’s 1.8 billion young people are shaping social and economic realities, challenging norms and values, and building the foundation of the world’s future. Yet too many young people continue to grapple with poverty, inequality and human rights violations that prevent them from reaching their personal and collective potential.  “The solution lies in investments in health, education, training and employment for young people. This will improve prospects for their lives and our common future,” said Ban Ki-moon about the Day.


11 July is World Population Day!

This year’s focus is on investing in young people. Today’s 1.8 billion young people are shaping social and economic realities, challenging norms and values, and building the foundation of the world’s future. Yet too many young people continue to grapple with poverty, inequality and human rights violations that prevent them from reaching their personal and collective potential.

“The solution lies in investments in health, education, training and employment for young people. This will improve prospects for their lives and our common future,” said Ban Ki-moon about the Day.

This week the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency to stem a potential resurgence of polio, after the preventable disease spread in countries where it was once eradicated.  “If unchecked, this situation could result in failure to eradicate globally one of the world’s most serious vaccine preventable diseases,” said WHO’s Emergency Committee.  Get 10 facts on polio eradication.

This week the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency to stem a potential resurgence of polio, after the preventable disease spread in countries where it was once eradicated.

“If unchecked, this situation could result in failure to eradicate globally one of the world’s most serious vaccine preventable diseases,” said WHO’s Emergency Committee.

Get 10 facts on polio eradication.


Steady progress has been made in saving mothers’ lives, with a 45% reduction in maternal deaths since 1990, according to new UN data. However, more than 800 women still die every day due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth. Sub-Saharan Africa is still the most dangerous place in the world to have a baby, where a woman’s risk of dying during pregnancy and childbirth is 1 in 40, compared to 1 in 3300 in Europe. Find out more here from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Steady progress has been made in saving mothers’ lives, with a 45% reduction in maternal deaths since 1990, according to new UN data.

However, more than 800 women still die every day due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth.

Sub-Saharan Africa is still the most dangerous place in the world to have a baby, where a woman’s risk of dying during pregnancy and childbirth is 1 in 40, compared to 1 in 3300 in Europe.

Find out more here from the World Health Organization (WHO).

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) states that antibiotic resistance – when bacteria change so antibiotics no longer work in people who need them to treat infections – is now a major threat to public health.“Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill,” says Dr Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Health Security. This report starts a global effort led by WHO to address drug resistance.

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) states that antibiotic resistance – when bacteria change so antibiotics no longer work in people who need them to treat infections – is now a major threat to public health.

“Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill,” says Dr Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Health Security. 

This report starts a global effort led by WHO to address drug resistance.

Monday is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, this year focusing on the use of chemicals at work. 
Chemicals are key to healthy living and modern convenience. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), governments, employers and workers continue to struggle to control exposure to these chemicals in the workplace, as well as limit emissions to the environment.

Monday is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, this year focusing on the use of chemicals at work. 

Chemicals are key to healthy living and modern convenience. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), governments, employers and workers continue to struggle to control exposure to these chemicals in the workplace, as well as limit emissions to the environment.