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23 03 2020 | 06:32

STUDIES: More than 320 000 learners enrol in online COVID-19 courses.

Real-time training during global emergencies is critical for effective preparedness and response.  The OpenWHO Massive Online Open Courses for COVID-19 provide learning resources for health…

23 02 2020 | 11:49

Climate change threatens future of all children: UN report.

No country is doing enough to protect children from the impact of climate change, a joint report by the World Health Organization, UNICEF and The Lancet has found. The future of every child is at…

21 01 2020 | 07:33

Air Pollution could kill 160,000 in the UK over next decade.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has reported that 160,000 lives could be lost in the UK due to high levels of air pollution. The BHF has said that heart and circulatory disease deaths attributed…

05 12 2019 | 07:03

WMO highlights severe impacts after ‘decade of exceptional global heat’.

The World Meteorological Organisation reveals that 2019 has been one of the hottest years on record. The WMO report has warned that we have had a ‘decade of exceptional heat’ with 2019 on course to…

21 11 2019 | 08:42

Climate crisis will affect lifelong health of young, warn doctors.

The climate crisis will determine the lifelong health of today’s children, doctors have warned, noting that global heating was already causing harm. Children are especially vulnerable and the global…

12 11 2019 | 04:45

Inequality and climate change: the perfect storm threatening the health of Australia's poorest.

Health policy can do much to lessen the wellbeing gap between rich and poor, but inequality is being compounded by climate change. Renee Blackman runs a health service covering a vast chunk of north…

28 08 2019 | 10:40

New WHO report calls for more research into microplastics to determine health risks.

The World Health Organisation has realised a report on Microplastics in drinking-water which raises concerns about they have on human health. The World Health Organisation has realised a report on…

06 06 2019 | 10:51

Nine governments join BreatheLife on World Environment Day, commit to action on air pollution.

The BreatheLife campaign is proud to announce that nine new governments have joined its ranks, making fresh commitments to demonstrate their dedication to bring air quality to safe levels by 2030 and…