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New WHO Guidelines recommend specific interventions for reducing the risk of cognitive decline and dementia

14 May 2019 – People can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, according to new...

10 May 2019 - WHO is establishing a global multi-disciplinary technical group to advise us on issues related to digital health.
WHO’s newly-established Digital Health Department will work to harness the power of digital health technologies and steer developments to contribute to the attainment of all people to the highest level of health through the General Programme of Work (GPW13) triple...

7 May 2019 | Geneva - WHO welcomes the commitment by the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) to align with the WHO target to eliminate industrially produced trans fat from the global food supply by 2023.

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus met with IFBA representatives, including chief executive officers from several of the 12 companies comprising the...

2 May 2019, Pemba – Cyclone Kenneth, the second category 3 cyclone to hit Mozambique within five weeks, brought widespread destruction and displacement and exacerbated health risks in the north-eastern province of Cabo Delgado after making landfall on 25 April. The cyclone struck populations already vulnerable due to a fragile health system and weak water and sanitation...

Butembo, 30 April 2019—World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, have concluded a visit to Butembo, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was in Butembo on 19 April that WHO epidemiologist Dr Richard Mouzoko was killed by armed men while he and colleagues were working on the Ebola...

International organizations unite on critical recommendations to combat drug-resistant infections and prevent staggering number of deaths each year

29 April 2019, New York – UN, international agencies and experts today released a groundbreaking report demanding immediate, coordinated and ambitious action to avert a potentially disastrous drug-resistance crisis.

If no action is taken -...

Agnès Buzyn, ministre des Solidarités et de la Santé, Bruno Le Maire, ministre de l'Economie et des Finances, Christophe Castaner, ministre de l'Intérieur, Didier Guillaume, ministre de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation, et Agnès Pannier-Runacher, missionnent les inspections générales de leurs ministères (Solidarités et Santé, Economie et Finances, Intérieur, Agriculture) pour...

6 April 2019 - Statement - Geneva - WHO was born on 7 April 1948 with a clear and ambitious vision: a world in which all people enjoy the highest attainable standard of health.

Although we have made enormous progress in recent years against some of the world’s leading causes of death and disease, we still have a lot of work to do to realize that vision.

Today, half the world’s...

4 April 2019 - This past week saw a marked increase in the number of Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. During the last 21 days (13 March to 2 April 2019), 57 health areas within 12 health zones reported new cases; 42% of the 135 health areas affected to date (Table 1 and Figure 2). During this period, a total of 172 confirmed cases were reported from...

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