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.
Don’t let smoking steal life’s breathtaking moments, urges UN health agency NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Tobacco use continues to claim around eight million lives a year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said this week, in a call for faster action from governments to tackle smoking and the "enormous" health, social, environmental and economic costs it entails, Kazinform cites UN News.
WHO recommends healthy lifestyle to reduce risk of dementia GENEVA. KAZINFORM The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday released new guidelines for reducing the risk of dementia, recommending a healthy lifestyle including regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, and controlling weight.
WHO recommends healthy lifestyle to reduce risk of dementia GENEVA. KAZINFORM The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday released new guidelines for reducing the risk of dementia, recommending a healthy lifestyle including regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, and controlling weight, Xinhua reports.
To grow up healthy, children need to sit less and play more GENEVA. KAZINFORM Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).
New WHO studies: Europe battles childhood obesity and experts confirm breastfeeding protects against child obesity GENEVA. KAZINFORM A new study from WHO/Europe shows that, despite efforts aimed at prevention, parts of the WHO European Region continue to struggle with comparably higher rates of childhood obesity, while a second study shows that babies who have never or only infrequently been breastfed have an increased risk of becoming obese as children.
WHO expert panel paves way for strong international governance on human genome editing GENEVA. KAZINFORM The World Health Organization's new advisory committee on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing has agreed to work towards a strong international governance framework in this area.
WHO launches new global influenza strategy GENEVA. KAZINFORM WHO today released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza. The goal of the strategy is to prevent seasonal influenza, control the spread of influenza from animals to humans, and prepare for the next influenza pandemic.
WHO studies reveal Kazakhstan has among the highest levels of salt intake globally ASTANA. KAZINFORM Traditional food markets and street vendors throughout central Asian countries play a central role in the region's cuisine, offering a diverse array of foods ranging from fruits and vegetables to meats, yoghurts and ready-to-eat meals. But recent studies conducted in Kazakhstan identify many of these foods as energy-dense products that are rich in saturated fat, trans fats and salt - too much salt, Kazinform cites WHO press service.