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New WHO tool to help countries advance towards universal health coverage

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One of WHO’s 3 strategic goals is to ensure that an additional 1 billion people in the world are protected by universal health coverage...

World’s largest youth organizations, representing 250 million members, and WHO launch global mobilization to...

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Funding for community programmes, engaging youth in solutions to address COVID-19, and convening Global Youth Summit are key features of this new mobilizationA new...

No-fault compensation programme for COVID-19 vaccines is a world first

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New programme makes compensation available to eligible individuals in 92 low- and middle-income countries without need to resort to law courtsThis is the first...

Monitoring childbirth in a new era for maternal health

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WHO and HRP launch the Labour Care Guide to improve every woman’s experience of childbirth, and to help ensure the health and well-being of...

The Decade of Healthy Ageing: a new UN-wide initiative

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The United Nations General Assembly today declared 2021-2030 the Decade of Healthy Ageing.“Today’s announcement of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing sends a clear...

Reframing child and adolescent health for the SDG era

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Over the past two decades, the epidemiology of global child health has changed markedly, alongside our understanding of what works to improve the health...

New research highlights risks of separating newborns from mothers during COVID-19 pandemic

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New research from WHO and partners shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is severely affecting the quality of care given to small and sick newborns,...

Neglected tropical diseases: WHO and Sanofi renew decades-long collaboration to sustain elimination efforts

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The World Health Organization (WHO) and Sanofi – one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies – have signed a new agreement for donations of...

WHO launches Baseline report for Decade of Healthy Ageing

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17 December 2020 –  At least 14% of all people aged 60 years and over  ̶-  more than 142 million people  ̶- are currently...

Improving understanding of and response to infodemics during public health emergencies

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Following the first global infodemiology conference held in July 2020, WHO and partners coordinated a joint call for papers  with 5 academic journals representing different scientific fields, all related to components of...

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