WHO convened a meeting of representatives of Member States to target the implementation of the new Guidelines for indoor air quality: household fuel combustion, at a Regional workshop on air quality and human health in New Delhi today. Over 60% of homes in WHO South-East Asia Region still use solid fuel for cooking.
Only people who have been sick with Ebola virus disease and recovered from this traumatic experience can truly explain what it was like and what their needs were during their illness. That is why a group of Ebola survivors were asked to play a critical role in WHO’s training programme for health professionals working on Ebola care.
World AIDS Day 2014, 1 December, is an opportunity to harness the power of social change to put people first and close the access gap. Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is possible, but only by closing the gap between people who have access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services and people who are being left behind. Closing the gap means empowering and enabling all people, everywhere, to access the services they need.
The Thailand country office of the World Health Organization is now on Facebook. Come and follow our activities in the country. As a specialized UN agency for global health, the WHO first set up a country office in Thailand more than 60 years ago. It has been collaborating closely with the Royal Thai Government and other relevant partners over the past six decades on public health development in Thailand. That work continues today.
23 November 2014
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women reiterates countries’ endorsement that violence against women is a grave human rights violation, discriminatory in law and practice and hinders health, well-being and productivity of individuals, communities and societies.
17 November 2014
WHO’s first “Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer” reveals that drowning claims the lives of 372 000 people each year and is among the 10 leading causes of death for children and young people in every region. The report calls for increasing resources to prevent drowning and provides actions that can be taken by both policy-makers and local communities, all of which could save many young lives.
12 November 2014
World Diabetes Day 2014 will promote healthy breakfast activity under its theme Go Blue for Breakfast. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and WHO.The 2014 edition aims to highlight the importance of eating healthy to help prevent type 2 diabetes and avoid the serious complications of diabetes. The initiative promotes the benefits of starting the day with a healthy breakfast, which can help individuals manage their weight and, for people living with diabetes, keep blood glucose levels stable.