Knowledge

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WHO Guidance for Climate Resilient and Environmentally Sustainable Health Care Facilities

Publication

The aim of this guidance is to enhance the capacity of health care facilities to protect and improve the health of their target communities in an unstable and changing climate; and to empower health care facilities to be environmentally sustainable, by optimizing the use of resources and minimizing the release of waste into the environment. Climate resilient and environmentally sustainable health care facilities contribute to high quality of care and accessibility of services, and by helping reduce facility costs also ensure better affordability. They are, therefore, an important component of universal health coverage (UHC).

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Published by: World Health Organization

Countdown to 2030 WHO report on global trans fat elimination 2020

Report

In May 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) called for the global elimination of industrially produced TFA by 2023 and released the REPLACE action framework. The framework is a roadmap for countries to implement the prompt, complete and sustained elimination of industrially produced TFA from the food supply. In May 2019, WHO released six REPLACE modules, which provide practical, step-by-step implementation guidance to support governments. WHO recommends that countries adopt and implement one of two best-practice policy options for eliminating industrially produced TFA from the food supply.

Published by: World Health Organization

Global Obesity Observatory

Database

This interactive map allows users to explore many different aspects related to global obesity hosted by the World Obesity Federation.

Published by: World Obesity Federation

WHO HEALTH EVIDENCE NETWORK SYNTHESIS REPORT 68

Report

This report reviews the evidence on existing practices for nutritional and health information labelling on alcoholic products to address the question: “What is the current alcohol labelling practice in the WHO European Region and what are barriers and facilitators to development and implementation of alcohol labelling policy?”

Published by: World Health Organization

World Health Statistics 2020: A visual summary

Report

The World Health Statistics 2020 summarizes recent trends in life expectancy and reports on progress towards the main health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets. It also assesses the current availability of those data, and describes how WHO is supporting countries to improve health information systems and global health security. The 2020 edition also includes four indicators (relating to poliomyelitis, hypertension and obesity in adults and school age children) from the Thirteenth General Programme of Work 2019−2023 (GPW13).

Published by: World Health Organization

World Health Statistics 2020: Monitoring health for the SDGs

Report

The World Health Statistics 2020 summarizes recent trends in life expectancy and reports on progress towards the main health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets. It also assesses the current availability of those data, and describes how WHO is supporting countries to improve health information systems and global health security. The 2020 edition also includes four indicators (relating to poliomyelitis, hypertension and obesity in adults and school age children) from the Thirteenth General Programme of Work 2019−2023 (GPW13).

Published by: World Health Organization

World Health Data Platform

Database

The latest data and reports including the Global Health Observatory, Triple Billion targets, COVID-19 situation, and equity monitoring. 

 

Published by: World Health Organization

Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Article

The World Heath Organization published 6 mental health and psychosocial support coping strategies to deal with the stress which may arise as a result of the 2019-nCoV outbreak. 

Published by: World Health Organization

The African Global Health Leaders Fellowship

Supporting the development of the next generation of public health leaders in Africa. Aim to help  Africans develop the knowledge, insight and skills to work within their own countries to formulate and implement evidence-based policy and to serve as the next generation of leaders. It builds skills in leadership, policy analysis and formulation, as well as global health diplomacy.

Published by: International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)

Pushing for Progress - Accountability Toolkit

Guide

The Toolkit provides background on the concept of accountability to the NCD civil society community, and resources to support civil society monitoring initiatives. The 2020 Toolkit is an update from a previous version from 2013, which included a benchmarking tool that was used by several national and regional alliances to produce civil society status reports in the lead up to the 2014 UN High-Level Review.

 

Published by: NCD Alliance

Bridging the Gap on NCDs: From global promises to local progress - Policy brief

Policy brief

The policy brief highlights the gaps in the first decade of the NCD response and what is lacking to reach the global targets for NCD reduction. The policy brief also underscores barriers to progress according to the NCD Alliance's global network of people living with NCDs, advocates, campaigners and experts through survey data , WHO data, and peer reviewed literature. 
 

Published by: NCD Alliance

WHO Independent High-level Commission on NCDs

Report

WHO Independent High-level Comission on NCDs was established in 2017 to advise Dr. Tedros on ways to transform new opportunities to progress towards SDG target 3.4. The final report includes 8 recommendations on how to take action to best enable countries to achieve SDG target 3.4.

Published by: World Health Organization

High-Performance Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage - Driving Sustainable, Inclusive Growth in the 21st Century

Report

Despite these multiple benefits, the majority of developing countries have yet to seize the growth and development opportunities offered by high-performing health financing. Major coverage gaps for essential health services persist; for those who receive services, coverage is too often ineffective, as the quality of services is low. To expand equitable coverage with both quality services and financial protection, the overall levels of health spending, the mix of revenue sources, pooling, and the efficient and equitable use of resources matter. This report identifies critical health financing constraints.

Published by: World Bank Group

Our right to health, our right to clean air: Improving air quality to address NCDs

Policy brief

This policy brief explores the impact of air pollution on health and address the air quality issue in the response to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). It also provides key actions that policy makers, NGOs and health professionals can take to ensure that every one can breathe clean air.

Published by: NCD Alliance

Solutions for non-communicable disease prevention and control

Article

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constitute a major global health challenge, hampering nations’ economic growth and sustainable development. The four major groups of NCDs - cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes - account for over 80% of all NCD related deaths and share the same four major risk factors: tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diets, and physical inactivity. Recently, mental health and environmental determinants were also added to the NCD agenda. This new collection issue brings together a wide and diverse author group, to focus on key issues and suggest scalable solutions to accelerate the implementation of the high level commitments made in the three UN general assembly meetings. As this collection expands over time, it looks to cover the major issues in prevention and control of NCDs, and to provide a holistic perspective on the current challenges and scope of future action to tackle NCDs and improve health worldwide.

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

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