Tag Archives: World Health Organization

COVID-19 in Prison: EU Council Must Address Corona Challenges

Paris, France. Faced with the outbreak of COVID-19, the continent’s prisons are on the brink. There is an urgent need for those European decision-makers with competence in this area, under the aegis of the Council of Europe, to comprehend the nature of the risk and give impetus to policies matching the scale of the danger. All […]

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On ‘World No Tobacco Day,’ U.N. Urges Changes to Save Lives

New York, N.Y. As the global community marks World No Tobacco Day, the United Nations is advocating for the use of plain packaging of tobacco products in an effort to save lives by reducing demand for such products, which kill nearly 6 million people every year. Photo: WHO/S. Volkov. “Tobacco use is one of the […]

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Habitat for Humanity Notes Importance of World Toilet Day

New York, N.Y.  The jokes are too easy, the ramifications too deadly. People are dying all over the world from a lack of proper sanitation and hygiene – and access to basic sanitation services. Every year, 1.4 million children, including 200,000 children in India, die from diseases caused by fecal contamination. Habitat for Humanity (LINK) is a […]

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World Health Organization Report Links Meat to Cancer

New York, N.Y. The cancer research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that the consumption of processed meats like hotdogs, ham, sausages and meat-based sauces causes colorectal cancer, while eating red meat like beef, pork and lamb is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Red meat on sale at Hamarwayne market in Mogadishu, Somalia. […]

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WHO Urges Drug Therapy for All HIV+ Patients

Geneva, Switzerland.  The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus be given antiretroviral drugs immediately, as part of the U.N. agency’s aim to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.   The new guideline is a significant departure from the U.N. agency’s current recommendation that […]

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Ebola: WHO Announces Possible ‘Game Changer’ Vaccine

Washington, D.C.  Having achieved its “core objective” of scaling up global action to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response will officially wind down today, transferring its role to the World Health Organization (WHO), which just announced that an experimental vaccine being tested in Guinea appears to […]

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Global Health Issues Explored in Recognition of World Health Day

New York, N.Y.  Today is World Health Day. The Stewardship Report joins the World Health Organization (WHO) in promoting its global health focus on hypertension (download a PDF copy of WHO’s global brief on hypertension). This month, The Report examines some of the most pressing global health issues, such as the three health-related Millennium Development Goals […]

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Making Strides Toward Ensuring the Right to Clean Water

New York, N.Y.  Like most Americans, I take easy access to clean drinking water for granted. “But it’s a fundamental human right,” Edward Buckley is quick to point out. “We all have a human right to clean water. Without it we cannot enjoy our other human rights.” Buckley, an Atlanta lawyer, has a passion for […]

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