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04 08 2022 | 18:37

WHO launches appeal to respond to urgent health needs in the greater Horn of Africa

Millions of lives are in peril, including children. US$ 123.7 million is needed for the health agency’s response until December 2022. The health and lives of people in the greater Horn of Africa are…

28 07 2022 | 19:39

Old cars forced off road as Europe’s clean air zones nearly double

The number of clean air zones across Europe has risen 40% since 2019, forcing older and more polluting vehicles off the road, according to new research based on EU data.

19 07 2022 | 12:15

Pollutionwatch: air pollution evidence needs translating into action

About 10 years ago I was called to give evidence before the Greater London assembly. I sat in a basement committee room with assembly members lined up behind a table and the public around us. The…

12 07 2022 | 07:30

GABON: Police arrest woman for illegal possession of two primates

An alleged wildlife trafficker is in custody at the judicial police of Koumameyong, northeast Gabon. She was arrested for illegally holding a baby chimpanzee and a sign. In Gabon, signs and large…

02 06 2022 | 10:42

Do wood burners add to air pollution in cities? Yes, say citizen scientists

Like many parts of the country, Bristol has experienced a huge rise in the number of houses installing wood burners over the past decade. But as they have proliferated, mainly in the wealthier parts…

01 06 2022 | 17:18

Boost for Africa as ten cities sign agreement to improve air quality

Ten mayors and governors of ten major African cities made an ambitious commitment to improve air quality by signing the C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration. Clean Air Cities Declaration is a commitment…

13 05 2022 | 11:11

Burkina Faso: Targeted attacks on water facilities wage a water war

Thirty-two water facilities have been destroyed so far this year, impacting nearly 300,000 people according to a group of 13 national and international organisations providing humanitarian and…

17 11 2021 | 14:46

Tobacco use falling: WHO urges countries to invest in helping more people to quit tobacco

16 November - The fourth WHO global tobacco trends report released today, shows that there are 1.30 billion tobacco users globally compared to 1.32 billion in 2015. This number is expected to drop to…

11 11 2021 | 14:19

Global Progress Against Measles Threatened Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

The largest increase in unvaccinated children in 20 years and critical gaps in disease surveillance increase risk of measles outbreaks, putting lives at risk: WHO, CDC

10 11 2021 | 11:16

Countries commit to develop climate-smart health care at COP26 UN climate conference

A group of 50 countries have committed to develop climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), in response to growing evidence of the impact…

16 10 2021 | 12:25

New storybook to help children stay hopeful during COVID-19

Resource for parents, teachers and health professionals follows hugely successful first edition News release of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial…

24 09 2021 | 15:22

WHO slashes guideline limits on air pollution from fossil fuels

Level for the most damaging tiny particles is halved, reflecting new evidence of deadly harm The World Health Organization has cut its recommended limits for air pollution and urged nations to…

30 06 2021 | 09:36

Clean Air Day: Over a quarter of UK schools are above WHO air pollution limits.

On Clean Air Day 2021, Global Action Plan released new data which finds over a quarter of all UK schools, are located in areas which are above World Health Organization (WHO) air pollution limits for…

26 05 2021 | 08:09

Air pollution linked to ‘huge’ rise in child asthma GP visits.

Exclusive: consultations for asthma and other respiratory infections go up with increased dirty air, finds study A “huge” increase in the number of visits to doctors by children with asthma problems…

21 04 2021 | 06:24

Greta Thunberg, climate and environment activist, joins World Health Organization’s call for vaccine equity.

The Greta Thunberg Foundation to donate 100,000 Euros to support vaccine equity

13 04 2021 | 10:31

WHO urges countries to build a fairer, healthier world post-COVID-19.

World Health Day 2021 COVID-19 has unfairly impacted some people more harshly than others, exacerbating existing inequities in health and welfare within and between countries. For World Health Day,…

01 04 2021 | 11:01

Devastatingly pervasive: 1 in 3 women globally experience violence

Younger women among those most at risk: WHO GENEVA | NEW YORK -- 9 March 2021 -- Violence against women remains devastatingly pervasive and starts alarmingly young, shows new data from WHO and…

03 03 2021 | 08:22

WHO: 1 in 4 people projected to have hearing problems by 2050.

Nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide ─ or 1 in 4 people ─ will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050, warns the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first World Report on Hearing, released…