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Adolescent mental health

Key facts One in six people are aged 10–19 years. 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 conditions start by 14 years of age but most cases are undetected and untreated. Globally, depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability […]

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More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

EVERYDAY around 93 percent of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. Tragically, many of them die: WHO estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air. A new WHO report on Air […]

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New global commitment to primary health care for all at Astana conference

New global commitment to primary health care for all at Astana conference

New global commitment to primary health care for all at Astana conference COUNTRIES around the world today agreed to the Declaration of Astana, vowing to strengthen their primary health care systems as an essential step toward achieving universal health coverage. The Declaration of Astana reaffirms the historic 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata, the first time world leaders committed to primary health care. “Today, […]

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Harmful use of alcohol kills 3 million people each year, mostly men – WHO

Harmful use of alcohol kills 3 million people each year, mostly men – WHO

MORE than three million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according a report released by the World Health Organization today. This represents 1 in 20 deaths. More than three quarters of these deaths were among men. Overall, the harmful use of alcohol causes more than 5% of the global disease burden. WHO’s Global status report […]

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UN: Excessive drinking killed over three million people in 2016

By CGTN DRINKING too much alcohol killed more than three million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The UN health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years. In a new report Friday, the agency said that about 237 million men and […]

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Every 40 seconds, someone dies by suicide – World Health Organization

CLOSE to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year and many more attempt suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 years old globally but can affect people of any age. If you know someone who may be considering suicide, talk to them about it and encourage them to seek professional help. Suicides are preventable. […]

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World Humanitarian Day, 19 August

  EVERY year on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day brings citizens of the world together to rally support for people living in crises and to pay tribute to the aid workers who help them. Emergencies cause immense suffering for millions of people – usually the world’s poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable individuals. Humanitarian aid workers, including health care workers, strive […]

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QC urges DOH to assist residents vaccinated with Dengvaxia

EIGHT months after the World Health Organization has confirmed the dangers brought about by the Dengvaxia vaccine to those who have not been previously infected by the Dengue virus, the Quezon City Council asked the health department to grant medical assistance to city residents who were inoculated with the said vaccine. In City Resolution 7469-2018, introduced by Councilors Precious Hipolito-Castelo, […]

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Poisonous Chinese made lipsticks sold in Divisoria – EcoWaste Coalition

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, warned the public about the toxic lipsticks being sold in Metro Manila. The Coalition issued the warning in a recent press conference where it detailed its discovery of the continuing unlawful sale in Manila of Qianxiu and counterfeited MAC lipsticks with high concentrations of poisonous heavy metals. The discovery was made […]

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Countries step up to tackle antimicrobial resistance

COUNTRIES are making significant steps in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR), but  serious gaps remain and require  urgent action, according to a report released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The report charts progress in 154 countries and reveals  wide discrepancies.  Some, including […]

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World Health Assembly delegates agree new five-year strategic plan

World Health Assembly delegates agree new five-year strategic plan

WORLD Health Organization Assembly delegates today agreed an ambitious new strategic plan for the next five years. The Organization’s 13th General Programme of Work (GPW) is designed to help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – with a particular focus on SDG3: ensuring healthy lives and promoting well being for all at all ages by 2030. It sets three […]

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Environmentalists calls for a total ban of plastic balloon blowing kits in PH

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Philippine Food and Drug Administration’s warning against plastic balloon blowing kits is not enough, a total ban should be implemented to protect children from its adverse health effects. EcoWaste Coalition Chemical Safety Campaigner Thony Dizon said “the FDA’s public health warning on plastic balloon blowing kits is very important but not enough to protect […]

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Nine out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air – World Health Organization

AIR pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from WHO shows that nine out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution. “Air pollution threatens us all, but the poorest and […]

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