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Climate Change ‘s Visible Toll on Human Health Demands Immediate Action

As the world grapples with the far-reaching impacts of climate change on human health, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for an urgent need for prioritizing health in national plans to combat climate change, emphasizing that the health of humans and the planet are interconnected.

WHO Launches Landmark Guideline to Combat Acute Malnutrition

WHO Launches Landmark Guideline to Combat Acute Malnutrition The World Health Organization (WHO) has taken a significant step in the global fight against acute malnutrition in children under 5 by unveiling a groundbreaking guideline on the prevention and management of wasting and nutritional edema (acute malnutrition). The launch addresses the persistent challenge of acute malnutrition, impacting millions of children globally and hindering progress toward Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to malnutrition elimination by 2030.

Social Connection to Global Loneliness

In a pivotal move, the World Health Organization (WHO) has introduced the Commission on Social Connection, recognizing loneliness as a significant health threat and aiming to prioritize social connection while accelerating solutions globally. Co-chaired by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and African Union Youth Envoy Chido Mpemba, the Commission comprises 11 influential policy-makers, thought leaders, and advocates.

Measles Crisis: Escalating Cases and Urgent Calls for Action

Amidst a global health crisis, measles cases in 2022 witnessed an 18% surge, with a staggering 43% increase in deaths compared to the previous year. A collaborative report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) paints a grim picture, tallying 9 million cases and 136,000 deaths, predominantly affecting children.

Sun Exposure: A Major Cause of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Discover the alarming link between sun exposure and non-melanoma skin cancer. Learn about the WHO and ILO’s findings and their call for preventive measures.

Climate Change Poses Unprecedented Threat to Global Health

As the world experiences warming at an unprecedented rate, climate change is increasingly impacting human health, said a comprehensive report coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Vulnerable communities are particularly at risk, and urgent action is needed to address this growing threat.

WHO Releases Key Regulatory Considerations for AI in Healthcare

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a comprehensive publication outlining essential regulatory considerations for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare. This guidance underscores the significance of ensuring the safety and efficacy of AI systems, expediting their availability to those in need, and fostering collaboration among stakeholders, including developers, regulators, healthcare professionals, manufacturers, and patients.

Over Half of World Lacks Essential Health Coverage

More than half of the global population remains without access to essential Universal Health Coverage, and a staggering 2 billion people face severe financial hardships

71% Protected by Tobacco Control Measures, Smoking Rates Decline

About 5.6 billion people or 71 per cent of the world population are protected by at least one best practice policy to combat the deadly effects of tobacco, noted a World Health Organisation report.

Global Warming and Dengue Infections

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently sounded an alarm about the potential surge in dengue infections worldwide due to global warming's impact. As temperatures rise, precipitation increases, and droughts become more extended, the risk of dengue outbreaks intensifies.