Air pollution is doing more damage than previously understood, causing a range of chronic health impacts that go even beyond the annual 7 million deaths estimated by the WHO, said panelists yesterday at a World Health Assembly (WHA) side event, Every Breath Can Do Damage: The Urgency of Air Pollution Action. Read more.
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05/23/2019 - Air pollution does more damage than previously understood, leading to chronic health impacts
05/23/2019 - Dr Tedros Calls on member states to step up political leadership and investment for health impact
Health is about political leadership, partnership and people, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, said in his opening address at the start of the 72nd World Health Assembly this week in Geneva, adding that these three priorities must guide discussions not only this week, but throughout the next year. Read more.
05/09/2019 - State of Global Air/2019
A new State of Global Air/2019 report estimates that average life expectancy worldwide is reduced by about a year and eight months due to exposure to current levels of global air pollution. Developing countries are hit the hardest in terms of life expectancy. The report estimates that people in many African, Eastern European, and Asian countries lose between one and 1.87 years off their life expectancy. Read the Report.
05/08/2019 - RETS' Webinar: Interprofessional education in the training and work of health technicians
05/07/2019 - 72nd World Health Assembly - May 20 to 28
05/06/2019 - MOOC - UN Environment: Marine Litter
The MOOC on marine litter strives to teach students through action oriented learning how they can apply successful and inspiring activities to their own local context, regardless of their profession or location. More information.
05/06/2019 - 05/05 - International Day of the Midwife: 5 things you should know
Why are midwives important? What impact have they had on mothers’ and babies’ health? As the United Nations celebrates midwives across the world on Sunday, here are five things you should know about the critical role they play in communities. Read more.
04/29/2019 - WHO public consultation on tuberculosis
The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened public consultation for the first version of the document Global Strategy on research and innovation for Tuberculosis. Contributions can be sent until May 8th and they will help to compose the next version of the document, which must be submitted to the Executive Committee of the Organization and then submitted to the World Health Assembly.
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04/15/2019 - ECLAC Lowers its Economic Growth Estimates for Latin America and the Caribbean: GDP Will Increase 1.3% in 2019
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) updated its projections for economic activity growth for the countries of the region in 2019 and slightly reduced its estimate to the regional average to 1.3%, compared to 1; 7% expected in December 2018, when the institution launched the annual Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean, 2018. The new estimate for 2019 is influenced by the complex external scenario and the dynamics observed in the countries of the region. Read more.
04/08/2019 - ECLAC Will Host the Third Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will host the third meeting of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean countries on Sustainable Development, at the headquarters in Santiago, Chile. The event will be from April 22 to 26 and will address the challenges and advances of the 2030 agenda in the region. Read more.