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WHO's primary role is to direct international health within the United Nations' system and to lead partners in global health responses.

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Health promotion

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions. As a core function of public health, health promotion supports governments, communities and individuals to cope with and

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Classification of Omicron (B.1.1.529): SARS-CoV-2 Variant

The Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) is an independent group of experts that periodically monitors and evaluates the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and assesses if specific mutations and combinations of mutations alter the behaviour of the virus. The TAG-VE was convened on 26 November 2021 to assess the SARS-CoV-2 variant: B.1.1.529. The …

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Health Cluster Home

The Health Cluster works at local, national, regional and global levels to meet the health needs of the most vulnerable populations. e-Learning. The Health Cluster Coordination e-learning course provides an introduction to the work of the Health Cluster, which aims to save lives and promote dignity in humanitarian and public health emergencies

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TB Infection Control Global Strategy Workshop

World Health Organization - 2 - Professor Adriano Duse Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases University of the Witwatersrand 7 York Road, 3rd Level 3T-11 Faculty of Health Sciences, Wits Medical School Parktown 2193 South Africa Dr Saidi M. Egwaga Programme Manager National TB and Leprosy Programme Ministry of Health and Social Welfare

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Occupational health

Occupational health is an area of work in public health to promote and maintain highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all occupations. Its objectives are: the maintenance and promotion of workers' health and working capacity;

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Health Events at COP26

The global health community is driving transformational change to protect the health of people and the planet. WHO and its partners are hosting an extensive series of events at the COP26 UN climate conference, in order to ensure health and equity …

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Universal Health Coverage

Universal health coverage means that all people have access to the health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship. It includes the full range of essential health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care. Currently, at least half of the people in the world

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Historic World Health Assembly session offers new chance

Historic World Health Assembly session offers new chance to prepare for future pandemics. 29 November 2021. By Gordon Brown, WHO Ambassador for Global Health Financing and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Five million lives worldwide have already been lost to COVID, and WHO and ACT

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Sustainable Development Goals

Health has a central place in SDG 3 “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”, underpinned by 13 targets that cover a wide spectrum of WHO’s work. Almost all of the other 16 goals are related to health or their achievement will contribute to health indirectly.

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Global Strategy on Digital Health: collective

Digital health can address longstanding health systems weaknesses, and bring increased efficiency and quality of care, enhancing their ability to deliver effective coverage of essential services, to all. The high ideals of universal health coverage are challenging to attain, especially for low- and middle-income countries.

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Self-care interventions for health

Self care is the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a …

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WHO eHealth at WHO

The World Health Assembly in 2013 recognized the need for health data standardization to be part of eHealth systems and services, and the importance of proper governance and operation of health-related global top-level Internet domain names, including “.health” (66th World Health Assembly, 2013; Geneva, Switzerland). Resolution WHA66.24

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Common goods for health

External funders and governments alike have failed to prioritize investments in core health system functions that are fundamental to protecting and promoting health and well-being. In order to address these under-investments WHO, in close collaboration with external partners, has developed a knowledge programme on financing common goods for health.

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COP26 Health Programme

Commitment 1: Climate resilient health systems. Commit to conduct climate change and health vulnerability and adaptation assessments (V&As) at population level and/or health care facility level by a stated target date;; Commit to develop a health National Adaptation Plan informed by the health V&A, which forms part of the National Adaptation Plan to be published by a stated target date;

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Food, Genetically modified

The World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization collaborate on the Codex Alimentarius Commission, which develops the standards, codes of practice, guidelines and recommendations concerning food, including GM products.

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Health product policy and standards

Health product and policy standards. Our team supports countries to formulate evidence-based policies and ensure good practice and good governance throughout the supply chain from selecting the right products to using them correctly. About us. Good Manufacturing Practices.

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WHO Philippines World Health Organization

As the Philippines on Sunday received additional COVID-19 vaccines donated by the COVAX Facility, the Department of Health (DOH), World Health Organization (WHO), and UNICEF conti 31 August 2021. News release. Minimizing the impact of the Delta variant in the Philippines. The Delta variant is the most closely watched coronavirus mutation

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Maternal health in Western Pacific

Maternal health in the Western Pacific. Every mother and newborn child has the right to a positive and safe birthing experience. Maternal health can be promoted by: Improving access to the full range of affordable, equitable and high-quality family planning and reproductive health services to increase the contraceptive use rate and reduce

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The impact of COVID-19 on global health goals

Health emergencies protection also requires urgent reform. Despite an increased focus on global health security, COVID-19 has revealed a critical need for a well-coordinated, multisectoral health emergency surge capacity and preparedness at all levels and within all countries. Continuing efforts are needed to improve and maintain early warning

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Globalization and health

Health is the very foundation of economic productivity and prosperity. Balanced health status within a population contributes to social cohesion and stability. A prosperous and stable population is an asset in every country. This world will not become a fair place for health all by itself.

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Health systems in action: Georgia

Although public spending on health remains low by international comparison (at 2.8% of GDP in 2018), it has increased as coverage has expanded and out-of-pocket spending on health has fallen considerably. However, coverage policy is extremely complex and there are substantial co-payments. The high cost of outpatient medicines is the biggest

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