• 06/23/2017 - During the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20), held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012, a complex negotiation process began, which lasted until August 2015, at the Sustainable Development. During this period, the 17 Sustainable Development Objectives (ODS) were defined. They succeeded and updated the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and began to guide national policies and international cooperation activities by 2030. For Health and Wellbeing (ODS 3) countries have established the need to ensure healthy living and well-being to all at all ages. What has been done since? Are countries really working towards the achievement of their goals? Where to look for information about the deployment of ODS in the world? What results have already been obtained in relation to the health and well-being of populations?
  • 03/08/2017 - According to two new reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) – "Don’t pollute my future! The impact of the environment on children’s health" and "Inheriting a sustainable world: Atlas on children’s health and the environment" –, more than 25% of deaths of children under five are caused by environmental pollution. Every year unhealthy environmental conditions such as air pollution in indoor and outdoor environments, second-hand smoke, contaminated water, lack of sanitation and inadequate hygiene cause the death of 1.7 million children under five years.
  • 12/16/2016 - May the images of Pawel Kuczynski be able, like the Gypsy magnets of One Hundred Years of Solitude, to awaken our souls to the tireless struggle against social inequalities. May next year, we can stand firm and increasingly united in our work in defense of everyone's right to quality health and education.
  • 12/13/2016 - Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends and the ability to earn a living. At worst, depression can lead to suicide, now the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year olds. In order to provide us with a unique opportunity to mobilize action around this specific health topic the World Health Organization defined depression as theme of 2017 World Health Day.
  • 11/21/2016 - An open selection process will select the Institute’s four technical specialists, who will carry out researches and other activities in the fields of Social Determinants of Health, Medicines & Health Technologies, Health Systems and Health Surveillance.

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