13 urgent health challenges for the next decade

WHO has released a list of urgent, global health challenges for the next decade. This list, developed with input from our experts around the world, reflects a deep concern that leaders are failing to invest enough resources in core health priorities and systems. This puts lives, livelihoods and economies in jeopardy. None of the 13…

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Environment and climate change

Environment and climate change Climate change and environmental degradation undermine the rights of every child. Climate change is a direct threat to a child’s ability to survive, grow, and thrive. As extreme weather events such as cyclones and heatwaves increase in frequency and ferocity, they threaten children’s lives and destroy infrastructure critical to their well-being.…

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Year of the Nurse & the Midwife 2020

Year of the Nurse & the Midwife 2020 Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after older people and generally meeting everyday essential health needs. They are often, the first…

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The Best Global Health Stories of 2019

The Best Global Health Stories of 2019 A very interesting selection of Global Health stories from 2019 shared by Global Health Now at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health! Continue reading here: GHN 2019 Picture: Sunrise in Kigali, Rwanda. Image © by Maxime Niyomwungeri on Unsplash

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Has World Health finally reached its Summit?

Has World Health finally reached its Summit? With more than 2500 participants, 300 speakers, including 20 ministers of health and the „who is who“-list in Global Health, the 11th World Health Summit (WHS) in Berlin has reached new heights. Even WHO´s Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has now dedicated himself to become a WHS…

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Is Germany really a new leader in Global Health?

Is Germany Really a New Leader in Global Health? Although Germany only published its first global health strategy in 2013, it has rapidly accelerated its pace in the field—like a new Porsche on the Autobahn. Chancellor Angela Merkel has become Germany´s global health ambassador. She began with a well-received speech at the World Health Assembly…

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Germany´s new role in Global Health – WHO´s best friend?

Germany´s new role in Global Health – WHO´s best friend? Just about a fortnight before the World Health Assembly, Germany´s chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed Dr Tedros, WHO´s Director General, at a Global Health conference hosted by the Christian Democratic Party (CDU) group in the German parliament in Berlin. In her speech she highlighted the need…

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Human experiments and ethics

Global Health can serve as an incubator to facilitate understanding of trans-disciplinary best practice approaches. The WHO is demonstrating its new approach to global health with swift action for basic research standards. Responding to the international scandal on targeted genetic intervention in humans,the WHO Director General talks about gene having unintended consequences and that the…

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HIV-Testing Strategies

COMPARING NATIONAL HIV-TESTING STRATEGIES The increasing availability of ART has transformed HIV infection into a manageable chronic condition for millions of people. But UNAIDS estimates that only 54% of the 36.9 million people worldwide living with HIV are aware of their serostatus. Therefore considerable efforts have been made to expand HIV testing services to achieve earlier diagnosis and…

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Healthy Ageing

Population ageing is expected to become the next global public health challenge. Overarching national ageing frameworks, innovative policies and public services across multiple sectors and a broader evidence-base will be required. The overall aim of this study is to present public policies and programmes designed to promote healthy ageing. The study demonstrates the complexity of challenges, the diversity of…

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AMR Strategies

ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE The escalating problem of Antimicrobial Resistance is a serious threat to global public health. The overall aim of this study has been to identify key success factors in response to the antimicrobial resistance threat. Many differing measures have been implemented or are being planned by governments and their institutions at both national and…

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