WHO chief sets out health priorities for the decade NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - The head of the UN health agency, WHO, has set out his urgent global health challenges for the next ten years – designated the «Decade of Action» by the UN General Assembly» – and underscored the importance of investing in public health, the released statement reads.
WHO launches social media Aids awareness campaign targeting African youth NAIROBI. KAZINFORM As the 31st World AIDS Day approaches on December 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday launched a social media campaign to raise awareness about HIV and Aids among African youth amid their vulnerability to the disease, Xinhua reports.
WHO launches first-ever insulin prequalification programme to expand access to life-saving treatment for diabetes GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the start of a pilot programme to prequalify human insulin to increase treatment for diabetes in low- and middle-income countries, Kazinform refers to WHO.
Foreign delegates enjoy mare's milk chocolate presented in Almaty ALMATY. KAZINFORM - The 31st session of the Coordination Committee for Europe of the Codex Alimentarius Commission is taking place in Almaty. The event is being attended by about two hundred delegates from 38 countries of Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia.
Multilateral agencies launch a joint plan to boost global health goals GENEVA. KAZINFORM This week at the United Nations General Assembly, 12 multilateral agencies launched a joint plan to better support countries over the next 10 years to accelerate progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
WHO urges countries to spend at least 1 pct more of GDP on primary health care GENEVA. KAZINFORM The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday urged all countries to increase spending on primary healthcare by at least one percent of their GDP, so as to close glaring coverage gaps and meet health targets agreed in 2015, Xinhua reports.
WHO/Europe studies find baby foods are high in sugar and inappropriately marketed for babies BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM Two new studies from WHO/Europe show that a high proportion of baby foods are incorrectly marketed as suitable for infants under the age of 6 months, and that many of those foods contain inappropriately high levels of sugar.
UN health agency steps up fight against ‘invisible pandemic’ of antimicrobial resistance NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - As resistance to antibiotics grows, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the latest stage of its campaign to fight this deadly health risk - likened by the agency to an "invisible pandemic"- with the launch of a new online tool for health professionals, Kazinform cites UN News.