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  • 05/13/2020 - As the coronavirus outbreak enters its fifth month, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that the health crisis is “quickly becoming a child rights crisis”, requesting $1.6 billion to support its humanitarian response for children impacted by the pandemic. And without urgent action, a further 6,000 under-fives could die each day.
  • 04/07/2020 - In this International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, World Health Day highlights the current status of nursing and midwifery around the world. WHO and its partners launched the 'State of the world’s nursing 2020 report' with recommendations to strengthen the nursing and midwifery workforce. The report intends to help countries to achieve national and global targets related to universal health coverage, maternal and child health, infectious and non-communicable diseases including mental health, emergency preparedness and response, patient safety and the delivery of integrated, people-centered care, amongst others. 
  • 03/10/2020 - InterprofessionalResearch.Global (IPR.Global) is pleased to announce the opening of the application for the 2020 IPR.Global Best Research Awards. IPR.Global is the Global Network for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) Research. IPR.Global promotes and advocates for evidence-informed policies and practices through fostering and facilitating theory-driven, methodologically rigorous IPECP research. Applications open until Monday, April 30, 2020 by 11:59 PM PST.
  • 03/03/2020 - World Hearing Day is the largest global awareness campaign on ear and hearing care. The campaign seeks to bring attention and action to hearing loss worldwide. PAHO takes the opportunity of this campaign to continue working with the Countries of the Americas on hearing loss prevention.  
  • 03/02/2020 - The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) annual report cites studies which reveal that, in young people aged between 16 and 19, early use of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis leads to an increased likelihood of the use of opiates and cocaine in adulthood. The report also shows that substance abuse and associated health consequences are highest among young people, with cannabis being the most widely used substance. The highest rate of use, in young people aged 15-16, is in Europe (13.9 per cent), followed by the Americas (11.6 per cent), Oceania (11.4 per cent), Africa (6.6 per cent), and Asia (2.7 per cent).
  • 02/20/2020 - No single country is adequately protecting children’s health, their environment and their futures, finds a landmark report released today by a Commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world. The Commission was convened by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and The Lancet. The report, A Future for the World’s Children?, finds that the health and future of every child and adolescent worldwide is under immediate threat from ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices that push heavily processed fast food, sugary drinks, alcohol and tobacco at children.
  • 02/11/2020 - Long believed to be a problem exclusive to high-income countries, evidence shows that over 70 percent of the world's 2 billion overweight and obese individuals live in low- or middle-income countries. Faced with increasing disability, mortality, health care costs, and lower productivity, obesity is a growing concern for all countries regardless of income level, says a new World Bank report launched here today. Obesity has a major impact on national economies and on human capital by reducing productivity and life expectancy and increasing disability and health care costs. 
  • 02/04/2020 -  Governments must put an end to the informal segregation and institutionalized neglect of hundreds of thousands of women and children affected by leprosy, an independent UN human rights expert said on Sunday, World Leprosy Day (01/26).
  • 02/04/2020 - Se nada for feito para mudar, o mundo verá um aumento de 60% nos casos de câncer nas próximas duas décadas. O alerta foi feito pela Organização Mundial da Saúde no Dia Mundial de Combate ao Câncer (03/02).. Cerca de 81% dos novos casos ocorrerão em países de rendas baixa e média, onde as taxas de sobrevivência são menores. Por isso, a OMS quer melhores serviços de saúde nesses países.
  • 01/16/2020 - As a new year and a new decade kick off, WHO is releasing a list of urgent, global health challenges. 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 these issues are simple to address, but they are within reach. Public health is ultimately a political choice.