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The World report on child injury prevention

Date added: 12/11/2008
Downloads: 21214
The World report on child injury prevention

Every day more than 2000 children and teenagers die from an injury which could have been prevented. This joint WHO / UNICEF report is a plea to keep kids safe by promoting evidence-based injury prevention interventions and sustained investment by all sectors. The report presents the current knowledge about the five most important causes of unintentional injury – road traffic injuries, drowning, burns, falls and poisoning – and makes seven recommendations for action.

pdf Download the child friendly version of the report here

Global Tuberculosis Control 2008 - SURVEILLANCE PLANNING FINANCING

Date added: 07/01/2008
Downloads: 15781
Global Tuberculosis Control 2008 - SURVEILLANCE PLANNING FINANCING

Katherine Floyd, Mehran Hosseini and Catherine Watt coordinated the production of this report. The report was written by Christopher Dye, Katherine Floyd and Mukund Uplekar. Ana Bierrenbach, Karin Bergström, Léopold Blanc, Malgorzata Grzemska, Christian Gunneberg, Knut Lönnroth, Paul Nunn, Andrea Pantoja, Mario Raviglione, Suzanne Scheele, Karin Weyer and Matteo Zignol provided input to and careful review of particular sections of text.

Christopher Dye, Mehran Hosseini, Andrea Pantoja and Catherine Watt prepared the fi gures and tables that appear in Chapters 1-3, with support from Katherine Floyd, Christian Gunneberg, Suzanne Scheele and Matteo Zignol. The epidemiological and financial profi les that appear in Annex 1 were prepared by Suzanne Scheele and Andrea Pantoja, respectively. Monica Yesudian drafted the strategy component of the country profi les that appear in Annex 1 and coordinated their initial review. Catherine Watt produced the final version of the profiles, including coordination of their final review by countries. Mehran Hosseini prepared Annex 3 and Ana Bierrenbach prepared Annex 4. Compilation and follow up of data were conducted by Rachel Bauquerez, Ana Bierrenbach, Christian Gunneberg, Mehran Hosseini (who led the process), Andrea Pantoja, Abigail Wright, Monica Yesudian and Matteo Zignol.

Safer water, better health

Date added: 06/26/2008
Downloads: 14806
Safer water, better health

Safer water for better health -- the first-ever report depicting country-by-country estimates of the burden of disease due to water, sanitation and hygiene highlights how much disease could be prevented through increased access to safe water and better hygiene.

This comprehensive overview provides the epidemiological evidence and economic arguments for fully integrating water, sanitation and hygiene in countries' disease reduction strategies -- a pre-requisite to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. It also provides the basis for preventive action by all relevant sectors managing critical water resources and services in support of public health efforts.

Lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene remains one of the world’s most urgent health issues.

World Health Statistics 2008

Date added: 05/20/2008
Downloads: 16210
World Health Statistics 2008

World Health Statistics 2008 presents the most recent available health statistics for WHO’s 193 Member States. This fourth edition includes 10 highlights of health statistics as well as data on an expanded set of over 70 key health indicators. The indicators were selected on the basis of their relevance to global health monitoring and considerations of data availability, accuracy and comparability among Member States.

This publication is in two parts. Part 1 presents 10 topical highlights based on recent publications or results of new analyses of existing data. Part 2 presents key health indicators in the form of six tables for all WHO Member States: mortality and burden of disease; health service coverage; risk factors; health systems resources; inequities in health care coverage and health outcome; and basic demographic and socioeconomic statistics. This edition includes, for the fi rst time, data on trends where the statistics are available and of acceptable quality.

World Health Statistics 2008 has been collated from publications and databases produced by WHO’s technical programmes and regional offices, as well as from publicly accessible databases. The data on inequalities in health care coverage and health outcome are primarily derived from analyses of household surveys and are available only for a limited number of countries. It is anticipated that the number of countries reporting disaggregated data will increase during the next few years. Nevertheless, even in their current limited form, the data will be useful for the global public health community. In estimating country indicators based on different data sources, regional offi ces and technical programmes apply peer-reviewed methods and consult with experts around the world. To maximize the accessibility, accuracy, comparability and transparency of health statistics, the technical programmes and regional offi ces also work closely with Member States through an interactive process of data collection, compilation, quality assessment and estimation.

All statistics presented in this publication have, unless otherwise stated, been cleared as WHO’s official figures in consultation with Member States. Nevertheless, the estimates published here should still be regarded as best estimates made by WHO rather than the offi cial statistics of Member States, which may use alternative rigorous procedures.

More detailed information, including a compendium of statistics and an online version of this publication, is a vailable data become available. The web site, which has now been revised with new features and a new look to better meet users’ needs, will allow data to be displayed in different formats such as tables, maps and graphs. It also provides, wherever possible, metadata describing the sources of data, estimation methods and quality a ssessment. Careful scrutiny and use of the statistics presented in this report should contribute to progressively better measurement of relevant indicators of population health and health systems. From WHO’s Statistical Information System (http://www.who.int/statistics). This will be regularly updated as new data become available. The web site, which has now been revised with new features and a new look to better meet users’ needs, will allow data to be displayed in different formats such as tables, maps and graphs. It also provides, wherever possible, metadata describing the sources of data, estimation methods and quality a ssessment. Careful scrutiny and use of the statistics presented in this report should contribute to progressively better m easurement of relevant indicators of population health and health systems.

WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2008 - The MPOWER package

Date added: 05/20/2008
Downloads: 14022
WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2008 - The MPOWER package

This landmark new report presents the first comprehensive worldwide analysis of tobacco use and control efforts. It provides countries with a roadmap to reverse the devastating global tobacco epidemic that could kill up to one billion people by the end of this century.

The report outlines the MPOWER package, a set of six key tobacco control measures that reflect and build on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2017

1 December 2017

Michel Sidibé
Executive Director of UNAIDS
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

This World AIDS Day, we are highlighting the importance of the right to health and the challenges that people living with and affected by HIV face in fulfilling that right.


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Community spaces design contest for an exciting hanoi

Ha Noi, October 17/10/2017 - Aiming at improving the living environment and bringing culture and art to the community towards a better urban future, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) successfully developed the project “Promote participatory, community-based and youth-led approach in safe, greening public spaces in Hoan Kiem district toward a pro-poor, inclusive and sustainable urban development” (hereinafter called Public Spaces project) under the Block by Block program with Mojang, the makers of the videogame Minecraft.

 

Deadline for round 1: From 17/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 Extended to 9 November 2017


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Harsh punishment for child offenders doesn’t prevent further criminality

The age at which a child, can be held criminally liable is a controversial issue around the world. Within Viet Nam, this issue is currently being grappled with in the Penal Code amendments. Some argue that a "get tough on crime" approach is necessary to punish children to prevent further criminality.

However, international research shows that because of their developmental stages, labelling and treating children as criminals at an early age can have serious negative impacts on their development and successful rehabilitation.


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New Year Greetings from the United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam

 

On the occasion of New Year 2017, on behalf of the United Nations family in Viet Nam I wish to reiterate our appreciation and express our warmest wishes to our partners and friends throughout the country. We wish our partners and their families in Viet Nam peace, prosperity, good health and happiness in the coming year.

As we enter the second year of the Sustainable Development Goals era, we look forward to continuing our close cooperation for the sake of Viet Nam’s future development; one which is inclusive, equitable and sustainable, with no one left behind.

Youssouf Abdel-Jelil
United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December

 

Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride.  But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More people than ever are on treatment.  Since 2010, the number of children infected through mother to child transmission has dropped by half. Fewer people die of AIDS related causes each year.  And people living with HIV are living longer lives.

The number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million. With the right investments, the world can get on the fast-track to achieve our target of 30 million people on treatment by 2030.  Access to HIV medicines to prevent mother to child transmission is now available to more than 75 per cent of those in need.



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