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  • 02/12/2020 - Article: Big Pharma and Organized Crime — They Are More Similar Than You May Think (Wake up World)

    In this article for the Wake up World website, Carolanne Wright shows that "if you believe pharmaceutical corporations hold the health of the general public in high regard, it’s time to reconsider". Read more

  • 02/04/2020 - WHO: Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    On this website you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Please visit the page of WHO for daily updates.

  • 01/31/2020 - OpenWHO: Free online course (WHO): Emerging respiratory viruses, including nCoV: methods for detection, prevention, response and control

    This course provides a general introduction to nCoV and emerging respiratory viruses and is intended for public health professionals, incident managers and personnel working for the United Nations, international organizations and NGOs. Read more.

  • 01/27/2020 - Alicia Bárcena (ECLAC): "Investment is key for bolstering productive diversification, infrastructure, and integration of the Region’s countries"

    In the framework of her participation in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, spoke at a session on the outlook for emerging markets in 2020, where she stressed the urgency of changing the development paradigm.. Read more and watch the video.

  • 01/27/2020 - Nearly half a billion can’t find decent work, unemployment set to rise: new UN labour report

    Around half a billion people work fewer paid hours than they would like, or are not getting enough access to paid work, shows a study published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Monday, which also forecasts that unemployment will rise by about 2.5 million this year. 

  • 01/26/2020 - E-cigarettes: how risky are they?

    Are e-cigarettes and other vaping products dangerous? Do e-cigarettes (ENDS) cause lung injuries? Are e-cigarettes more dangerous than regular cigarettes? Are ENDS addictive?
    Are secondhand ENDS emissions dangerous? Should ENDS be banned? Click here and find out!

  • 01/26/2020 - Pan American Health Organization and Airbnb Announce Collaboration

    The Pan American Health Organization and Airbnb have agreed to collaborate on providing food safety information to the public, using educational materials to promote prevention of foodborne diseases and reduction of food safety risks. Read more.

  • 01/24/2020 - The drive for quality education worldwide, faces ‘mammoth challenges’

    Aligning inclusive, quality education with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was centre-stage on Friday, as the President of the UN General Assembly held a high-level interactive meeting for the International Day of Education (24/01). Read more

  • 01/14/2020 - The first Health for All Film Festival

    WHO invites filmmakers, professionals and students around the world to submit videos for the first Health for All Film Festival. The festival will be held in May 2020 in Geneva during the 73rd World Health Assembly. Work may be submitted until January 30 and should arouse emotions, generate awareness and change behavior about health problems. Read more to sign up.

  • 12/05/2019 - Happy New Year!