Posts tagged world health organization
Posts tagged world health organization
The world has met the Millennium Development Goal (MDGs) target of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water, according to a report issued today by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). Between 1990 and 2010, over two billion people gained access to improved drinking water sources, such as piped supplies and protected wells.
The successful efforts to provide greater access to drinking water are a testament to all who see the MDGs not as a dream, but as a vital tool for improving the lives of millions of the poorest people.
Just released! World Malaria Report 2011 from the World Health Organization which analyses prevention and control measures and highlights continued progress towards global anti-malaria targets. The report shows clear progress in the fight against malaria and a decline in estimated malaria cases and deaths. For the first time, the report contains individual profiles for 99 countries with ongoing malaria transmission.
Did you know that largely preventable non-communicable diseases — cancer, diabetes, lung and heart disease, strokes — kill three out of five people who die every year? We know the problems and the solutions are affordable, but they require action from everyone. Find out more in this video from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Attention photographers! Find out about the Images to Stop Tuberculosis Photo Award. Entries are due by 20 July 2011.
Tuberculosis is a contagious, airborne disease that continues to kill thousands of people every single day though preventable and treatable. Tuberculosis is a disease of poverty, affecting mostly adults in their most productive years. It damages economies, destroys families, and is keeping millions of people in poverty. Tuberculosis also is a leading killer among people living with HIV.
Tuesday (14 June) is World Blood Donor Day. This year’s theme is “More blood. More life,” reflecting the urgent need for more people all over the world to become life-savers by volunteering to donate blood regularly. Will you be one of them and save a life in 2011?
The World Report on Disability, released today, reveals over a billion people with disabilities face significant barriers in their daily lives. The report encourages governments to increase efforts to enable access to mainstream health services among other things and invest in programmes to unlock the vast potential of people with disabilities.
For World No Tobacco Day (31 May), the World Health Organization (WHO) praises success against tobacco use and urges full compliance with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The Convention compels parties to protect people from exposure to tobacco smoke, to ban tobacco advertising and sales to minors, to put health warnings on tobacco packages, among other measures.
How is WHO fighting the tobacco epidemic? Take the World No Tobacco Day quiz to find out.
Are you a fan of Sesame Street? One of the show’s stars, Grover, has been appointed Road Safety Ambassador by Sesame Workshop as part of the United Nations Decade of Action on Road Safety which kicked off this week.
In these three Public Service Announcements, Grover promotes road safety behaviors addressing seatbelt, helmet and street crossing safety. The goal is to make road safety a family priority and a shared family experience.
Nearly 3,500 people die on the world’s roads every day. Tens of millions of people are injured or disabled every year. Children, pedestrians, cyclists and the elderly are among the most vulnerable of road users.
Great news in the quest to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support! The World Health Organization and UNAIDS hail results announced today by the United States National Institutes of Health that show that if an HIV-positive person adheres to an effective antiretroviral therapy regimen, the risk of transmitting the virus to their uninfected sexual partner can be reduced by 96 percent — details.