WHO World Health Organization
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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(1 days ago) World Health Assembly endorses the 1st ever resolution on meningitis prevention and control. 2 December 2020. Departmental news. Profile: Dr Collins Tabu, Head of Immunization Programme, Ministry of Health, Kenya. 15 November 2020. Departmental news.
Advice for the public
(1 days ago) Call your health care provider or hotline for advice. Have someone bring you supplies. If you need to leave your house or have someone near you, wear a medical mask to avoid infecting others. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.
When and how to use masks
(7 days ago) This document provides updated guidance on mask use in health care and community settings, and during home care for COVID-19 cases. It is intended Download. Read More. 21 August 2020. Advice on the use of masks for children in the community in the context of COVID-19.
Frequently asked questions
(3 days ago) What is the WHO definition of health? Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The bibliographic citation for this definition is: Preamble to the Constitution of WHO as adopted by the International Health Conference, New York, 19 June - 22 July 1946; signed on 22
World Health Data Platform
(5 days ago) The WHO Health Equity Monitor provides evidence on existing health inequalities and makes available tools and resources for health inequality monitoring Health equity assessment toolkit The Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT) is a software application that facilitates the assessment of within-country health inequalities
Determinants of health
(3 days ago) Many factors combine together to affect the health of individuals and communities. Whether people are healthy or not, is determined by their circumstances and environment. To a large extent, factors such as where we live, the state of our environment, genetics, our income and education level, and our relationships with friends and family all have considerable impacts on health, whereas …
Health and the Millennium Development Goals
(7 days ago) Health is represented in three of the eight goals, and makes an acknowledged contribution to the achievement of all the other goals, in particular those related to the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, education, and gender equality. Importantly, the health goals also focus on
Advancing sustainable health financing reforms for PHC in
(7 days ago) GFF and WHO, for example, helped to support development of the health financing chapter of the new National Health Strategy 2021-2030 in which reform of the existing health financing system is regarded as an essential step towards improving the efficiency of health service delivery and addressing issues related to equity, access and
(9 days ago) Global public health days offer great potential to raise awareness and understanding about health issues and mobilize support for action, from the local community to the international stage. There are many world days observed throughout the year related to specific health issues or conditions – from Alzheimer's to zoonoses.
Maintaining essential health services
(5 days ago) The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the capacity of health systems to continue the delivery of essential health services. While health systems around the world are being challenged by increasing demand for care of COVID-19 patients, it is critical to maintain preventive and curative services, especially for the most vulnerable populations, such as children, older persons, …
(5 days ago) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.
Fact sheet: Quality health services
(2 days ago) Universal health coverage and quality: a global commitment . The overarching aim of UHC is for all people who need health services to receive high- quality care without financial hardship. Quality health services (promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative) is thus embedded within the definition of UHC.
Health Financing in Argentina
(Just Now) health services is universal in theory, with free access for uninsured people, the implementation of (or increase in the number of) out-of-pocket payments for services was introduced as a part of the reform. Therefore, since the legislative frame-work was enacted in 1993, hospitals have been able
Adolescent and young adult health
(7 days ago) Mental health conditions account for 16% of the global burden of disease and injury in people aged 10–19 years. Half of all mental health disorders in adulthood start by age 14, but most cases are undetected and untreated. Many factors have an impact on the well-being and mental health …
(5 days ago) The health care system in Somalia remains weak, poorly resourced and ineq-uitably distributed. Health expenditure remains very low and there is a critical shortage of health workers. As a result, around 3.2 million women and men in Somalia are in need of emergency health services.
WHO Health laws
(1 days ago) Health law is the area of law concerned with the health of individuals and populations, the provision of health care and the operation of the health care system. Examples of how health laws are used include laws that: advance important health policy goals such as Universal health coverage;
WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard WHO Coronavirus
(4 days ago) World Health Organization Coronavirus disease situation dashboard presents official daily counts of COVID-19 cases and deaths worldwide, along with vaccination rates and other vaccination data, while providing a hub to other resources. Interactive tools, including maps, epidemic curves and other charts and graphics, with downloadable data, allow users to track and explore the latest trends
Countries World Health Organization
(Just Now) All countries which are Members of the United Nations may become members of WHO by accepting its Constitution. Other countries may be admitted as members when their application has been approved by a simple majority vote of the World Health Assembly.
WHO eHealth at WHO
(7 days ago) 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
(1 days ago) The only way to detect hypertension is to have a health professional measure blood pressure. Having blood pressure measured is quick and painless. Individuals can also measure their own blood pressure using automated devices, however, an evaluation by a health professional is important for assessment of risk and associated conditions.
WHO Global Spending on Health: A World in Transition
(1 days ago) The health financing transition is also accompanied by a transition of institutions with increased pooling and increased public financing. And while there is more and more evidence on the levels of spending on PHC, more analysis is needed to understand how countries can ensure adequate financing for the primary health care priority.
(2 days ago) Telehealth is the "delivery of health care services, where patients and providers are separated by distance. Telehealth uses ICT for the exchange of information for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries, research and evaluation, and for the continuing education of health professionals.
(1 days ago) Mental health in emergencies. Mental health of older adults. Mental health: strengthening our response. Mercury and health. Microcephaly. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Monkeypox. Mortality among children aged 5-14 years. Multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea. Musculoskeletal conditions
10 facts on mental health
(8 days ago) Good mental health is related to mental and psychological well-being. WHO’s work to improve the mental health of individuals and society at large includes the promotion of mental well-being, the prevention of mental disorders, the protection of human rights and the care of people affected by mental disorders.
WHO Adolescent responsive health systems
(4 days ago) Universal health coverage: a new framework for action. Today, universal health coverage (UHC) – a framework emerging as a unifying post-2015 agenda for global health – provides an opportunity for renewed attention to meeting the health-care needs of adolescents through the strengthening of health …
(5 days ago) Nigeria. Nigeria has one of the largest stocks of human resources for health (HRH) in Africa but, like the other 57 HRH crisis countries, has densities of nurses, midwives and doctors that are still too low to effectively deliver essential health services (1.95 per 1,000).
Mental Health and Substance Use
(9 days ago) Mental Health and Substance Use. Our work involves mental health promotion and the prevention of mental, neurological and substance use disorders. We support the expansion of access to affordable, quality care for everyone who needs it. About us. Tick-borne encephalitis.
WHO WHO guidelines on ethical issues in public health
(Just Now) Overview. The WHO Guidelines on Ethical Issues in Public Health Surveillance is the first international framework of its kind, it fills an important gap. The goal of the guideline development project was to help policymakers and practitioners navigate the ethical issues presented by public health surveillance.
Year of Health and Care Workers 2021
(9 days ago) Health and care workers have protected the world during COVID-19: We have a moral obligation to protect them. Health workers delivering new COVID-19 health care innovations and vaccines should have the requisite support and enabling work environment. Vaccinating health and care workers first is the right thing to do and the smart thing to do.
Mental health: strengthening our response
(9 days ago) Mental health is an integral and essential component of health. The WHO constitution states: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." An important implication of this definition is that mental health is more than just the absence of mental disorders or disabilities.
A HEALTH FINANCING REVIEW OF VIET NAM
(9 days ago) health financing review, performance assessment and options for improvement. 2 possible to identify appropriate changes in institutional design and organizational practice that contribute to progress towards universal coverage. The remainder of Section 1 outlines the analytical approach and methodology
What we do
(7 days ago) For universal health coverage, we: focus on primary health care to improve access to quality essential services work towards sustainable financing and financial protection improve access to essential medicines and health products train the health workforce and advise on labour policies support people's participation in national health policies
(4 days ago) Health topics Globalization. WHO/Chris De Bode . Globalization, or the increased interconnectedness and interdependence of peoples and countries, is generally understood to include two inter-related elements: the opening of international borders to increasingly fast flows of goods, services, finance, people and ideas; and the changes in
Maternal health in Western Pacific
(4 days ago) Maternal health can be promoted by: Developing evidence-based policies and strategies; Improving access to the full range of affordable, equitable and high-quality family planning and reproductive health services to increase the contraceptive …
South Sudan – Strengthening primary health care in fragile
(9 days ago) Government funding for health is low at less than 2% of the national budget, and out of pocket spending accounts for around 54% of total health expenditure. There is an acute shortage in the health workforce, inadequate health infrastructure and poor health service utilization.