Tag: WHO


Lack Of Resources Plague Mental Health

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally, nearly 1 in 10 people have a mental health disorder, yet only 1% of the global health workforce is working in mental health. This amounts to nearly half of the world’s population living in a country where there is less than one psychiatrist to 100,000 people. The organization noted that there are […]


New Report Shows That 400 million Do Not Have Access To Essential Health Services

According to a WHO and World Bank Group report, 400 million people do not have access to essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending. “This report is a wakeup call: It shows that we’re a long way from achieving universal health coverage. […]


Noncommunicable Diseases Prematurely Take 16 Million Lives Annually – WHO Urges More Action

Urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely – before the age of 70 – from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes, according to a new WHO report. “The global community has the chance to change the course […]


PAHO/WHO: Urges Healthcare For All – Everywhere

In Latin America and the Caribbean, 30% of the population lacks access to health care for financial reasons—a situation PAHO member countries have pledged to change. The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has joined a coalition of more than 500 organizations from over 100 countries to celebrated the first-ever Universal Health Coverage Day on December 12. The campaign, […]


WHO: Health Partners Unite To Build Stronger Systems For Health In Ebola-Affected Countries

The World Health Organization (WHO), in a recent press release, said that Ministers of Health and Finance of Ebola-affected countries, international organizations and development partners assembled for a high-level meeting to decide on how to strengthen systems of health in Ebola-affected countries as well as find ways to rebuild and strengthen essential health services in these countries. “People in Ebola-affected […]


WHO Convenes Industry Leaders And Key Partners To Discuss Trials And Production Of Ebola Vaccine

In a move to arrest the outbreak of the Ebola disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a meeting with high-ranking government representatives from Ebola-affected countries and development partners, civil society, regulatory agencies, vaccine manufacturers, and funding agencies yesterday to discuss and agree on how to fast track testing and deployment of vaccines in sufficient numbers to impact the Ebola […]


WHO: Sounds HIV Alarm

The World Health Organization (WHO) in a news release declares that people most at risk of HIV are not getting the health services that they need. The organization warns that failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups — men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who injects drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens […]