WHO updates recommendations to guide family planning decisions

PATTAYA, 15th November 2022 — Today the World Health Organization (WHO) released important updates to its landmark Family Planning Handbook, which provides health workers and policy makers with the most current information on contraceptive options. Drawing on lessons from recent outbreaks, this new edition details tangible measures for frontline health workers to protect access to family planning …

WHO updates recommendations to guide family planning decisions Read More »

[PODCAST] An Innovative Approach to Growing Community

An Innovative Approach to Growing Community There is no way to learn and understand better than first-hand experience. In today’s episode, Katie talks to Barbara Lee VanHorssen of The Momentum Center for Social Engagement about their innovative approach to teaching cultural awareness and DEI through immersive experiences. From a Civil Rights Road Trip to Cultural …

[PODCAST] An Innovative Approach to Growing Community Read More »

Why Illustrating the Impact of $1 is Such Effective Fundraising [VIDEO]

“3 dollars can feed an entire family for a week.” “A dollar a day can buy a polio vaccine.” “For the cost of a latte, you can cure a child’s blindness.” You’ve heard these kinds of illustrations before—you might even have used them yourself. They’re incredibly effective, but it’s important to understand WHY they’re effective. …

Why Illustrating the Impact of $1 is Such Effective Fundraising [VIDEO] Read More »

FAO/WHO Joint Media Advisory: Codex Alimentarius Commission

The 45th session of the  Codex Alimentarius Commission will be held at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy starting from 21 November, with the possibility of following the various sessions via Webstream.    The plenary discussions will take place from 10.00 to 13:00 CET and 15:00 to 18:00 CET from Monday 21 November to Friday 25 November …

FAO/WHO Joint Media Advisory: Codex Alimentarius Commission Read More »

WHO highlights oral health neglect affecting nearly half of the world’s population

A new Global Oral Health Status Report published today by the World Health Organization (WHO) provides the first-ever comprehensive picture of oral disease burden with data profiles for 194 countries, giving unique insights into key areas and markers of oral health that are relevant for decision-makers. The report shows that almost half of the world’s …

WHO highlights oral health neglect affecting nearly half of the world’s population Read More »

WHO advises immediate skin to skin care for survival of small and preterm babies

WHO today launched new guidelines to improve survival and health outcomes for babies born early (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) or small (under 2.5kg at birth). The guidelines advise that skin to skin contact with a caregiver – known as kangaroo mother care – should start immediately after birth, without any initial period in an …

WHO advises immediate skin to skin care for survival of small and preterm babies Read More »

Belgium and WHO pursue tighter collaboration in a day of strategic dialogue

From left to right: Director-General Development Cooperation & Humanitarian Aid Belgium Dr Rombouts, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros, H.E. Ambassador Mr Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations. @WHO Geneva, 9 November 2022 – In a full day of strategic dialogue, Belgium and WHO shared global health priorities of the longstanding …

Belgium and WHO pursue tighter collaboration in a day of strategic dialogue Read More »

WHO releases first data on global vaccine market since COVID-19

This is the first report to capture the implications of COVID-19 for vaccine markets.  Despite progress in recent decades, global market vaccine dynamics are not fully conducive to the development, supply and access for vital vaccines for public health. Vaccines prioritized by WHO are not being developed or fully invested in due to limited profit …

WHO releases first data on global vaccine market since COVID-19 Read More »