Health

Countries commit to develop climate-smart health care at COP26 UN climate conference

A group of 50 countries have committed to develop climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), in response to growing evidence of the impact of climate change on people’s health.

Countries commit to develop climate-smart health care at COP26 UN climate conference

A group of 50 countries have committed to develop climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), in response to growing evidence of the impact of climate change on people’s health.

WHO issues emergency use listing for eighth COVID-19 vaccine

On Nov. 3rd 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued an emergency use listing (EUL) for COVAXIN® (developed by Bharat Biotech), adding to a growing portfolio of vaccines validated by WHO for the prevention of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2.

Save the world from the epidemic with conscience Peace in the World

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H.E. Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, former President of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Hong Tao-Tze, H.E. Yusuf Abdulkarim...

Global leaders commit further support for global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and COVAX

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On 25 March 2021, 132,000 doses of the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine arrived at the...

Young children’s diets show no improvement in last decade, ‘could get much worse’ under COVID-19

Children under the age of 2 are not getting the food or nutrients they need to thrive and grow well, leading to irreversible developmental harm, according to a new report released by UNICEF on September 22.

Number of States with High Obesity Prevalence Rises to Sixteen

The number of states in which at least 35% of residents are obese has nearly doubled since 2018 – and disparities persist – according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

NIH builds large nationwide study population of tens of thousands to support research on long-term effects of COVID-19

The National Institutes of Health awarded nearly $470 million to build a national study population of diverse research volunteers and support large-scale studies on the long-term effects of COVID-19. The NIH REsearching COVID to Enhance Recovery (...

Monitoring flour fortification to maximize health benefits: a manual for millers, regulators, and programme managers

Flour fortification is the practice of deliberately increasing the content of one or more essential micronutrients in flour. Fortification of wheat and maize flours with vitamins and minerals is considered a cost–effective strategy to address...

More than 700 million people with untreated hypertension

The number of adults aged 30–79 years with hypertension has increased from 650 million to 1.28 billion in the last thirty years, according to the first comprehensive global analysis of trends in hypertension prevalence, detection, treatment and...