Health

Bucharest, Cairo, Córdoba, Dublin, Greater Manchester, and Warsaw Join Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Partnership for Healthy Cities

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced on 19 August a renewed commitment to its flagship initiative to create safer and healthier urban environments with a $31 million investment and shared that six new cities will join the Partnership for Healthy Cities...

International Youth Day 2021: Quality data crucial for improving adolescents’ health and well-being in countries across the world

International Youth Day is held on the 12th August every year. This important event brings global attention to the specific and diverse issues which young people face and shines a spotlight on the power and potential of young people to speak for...

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine Proves Successful in South Africa

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 has had positive results in South Africa, the co-head of a trial, Glenda Gray, told reporters Friday.

A research study conducted from mid-February to May with upwards of 470,000 health workers showed positive...

Africa announces the rollout of 400m vaccine doses to the African Union Member States and the Caribbean

His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa and African Union (AU) COVID-19 Champion, is pleased to announce the start of monthly shipments of vaccines acquired by the AU / African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (...

FIFA launches #ReachOut campaign for better mental health

FIFA has launched #ReachOut, a campaign designed to raise awareness of the symptoms of mental health conditions, encourage people to seek help when they need it, and take actions every day for better mental health. With the support of past and current...

Joint statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week

At the start of this year, governments, donors, civil society and the private sector united to launch the Nutrition for Growth Year of Action. The Year of Action is a historic opportunity to transform the way the world tackles the global commitment to...

Statement of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) COVID-19 subcommittee on reports of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) following adenovirus vector COVID-19 vaccines

On 13 and 20 July 2021, the COVID-19 subcommittee of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) met virtually to discuss rare reports of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) following vaccination with the Janssen and AstraZeneca COVID-19...

UN report: Pandemic year marked by spike in world hunger

There was a dramatic worsening of world hunger in 2020, the United Nations said on 12 July 2021 – much of it likely related to the fallout of COVID-19. While the pandemic’s impact has yet to be fully mapped, a multi-agency report estimates that around...

WHO launches Guidelines for Recreational Water Quality as summer heats up

WHO has launched updated Guidelines for Recreational Water Quality, as the northern hemisphere summer reaches its peak and beaches, lakes and riversides are likely to see the return of visitors after months spent close to home amid COVID restrictions...

WHO issues new recommendations on human genome editing for the advancement of public health

Two new companion reports released on July 12 by the World Health Organization (WHO) provide the first global recommendations to help establish human genome editing as a tool for public health, with an emphasis on safety, effectiveness and ethics.