Month: November 2022

Nearly 40 million children are dangerously susceptible to growing measles threat

Measles vaccination coverage has steadily declined since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, a record high of nearly 40 million children missed a measles vaccine dose: 25 million children missed their first dose and an additional 14.7 million children missed their second dose, a joint publication by the World Health Organization (WHO) and …

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Quadripartite launches a new platform to tackle antimicrobial resistance threat to human and animal health and ecosystems

The Antimicrobial Resistance Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform was launched today to ensure the growing threats and impacts of antimicrobial resistance are addressed globally. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization ( WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), known as the Quadripartite …

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Digital app released to boost physical activity – and help get children moving

On the eve of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar and FIFA are launching a new digital app designed to help increase physical activity and improve the health and well-being of millions of young people.    GenMove, Season1 is a games app that uses advanced …

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FIFA World Cup™ players to #BringTheMoves and encourage kids to exercise

Players challenged by fans to Bring The Moves when they score in Qatar Joint campaign launched with FIFA, WHO, MoPH Qatar and the SC WHO Goodwill Ambassadors Alisson Becker, from Brazil, and Didier Drogba support campaign FIFA and the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Qatar and the …

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WHO and the Netherlands call for stronger cooperation under the new Dutch Global Health Strategy

Mr Roland Driece, Director for International Relations at the Netherlands’ Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, Mr Gerard Steeghs, Director Multilateral Organisations and Human Rights, Dr Catharina Boehme, Chef de Cabinet, WHO Geneva, 17 November 2022 – The Netherlands discussed its new strategy for Global Health with WHO on Thursday and called for deeper coordination …

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First joint WHO-World Health Summit strengthens engagement with a diverse range of partners

October 2022 – Geneva, WHO signed new agreements with a variety of civil society, political and community stakeholders in October at the World Health Summit in Berlin, a three-day hybrid event that reached some 60 000 participants worldwide. For the first time, WHO co-hosted the Summit, which drew 4,100 in-person participants from 141 countries to …

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