Knowledge

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The Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the front line

Publication

This book brings together the knowledge and opinions of 40 contributors - scientists, development workers, and experts in health, nutrition and children’s rights - in an attempt to build up a clear picture of what climate change means for the children of today and tomorrow.

Published by: United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Development Planning and Tobacco Control: Integrating the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control into UN and National Development Planning Instruments

Guide

In response to the high-level political calls to action and decisions taken by ECOSOC and the COP, UNDP and the Convention Secretariat have jointly produced this report to capture emerging lessons learned from practical experience and to provide recommendations for further action to facilitate integrating the WHO FCTC into national development plans (NDPs) and the UNDAFs that support them.

Published by: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Using competition law to promote access to medicines and related health technologies in low- and middle-income countries

Policy brief

The issue brief highlights key aspects of using competition law to promote access to health technologies from UNDP’s landmark publication “Using Competition Law to Promote Access to Health Technologies: A guidebook for low- and middle-income countries.” 

Published by: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Climate Change and Labor: Impacts of Heat in the Workplace

Report

 This report looks at the impact of rising temperatures due to climate change on the workforce. Rising heat in the workplace implies severe effects for Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and emerging economies with high concentrations of outdoor labour and industrial and service sector workers operating in ineffectively climate controlled conditions.

Published by: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The Cancer Atlas

Guide

This Cancer Atlas was developed to give the global cancer community a new tool in the fight against cancer. Leaders worldwide can arm themselves with actionable data and insights to make better decisions – and work toward putting an end to the cancer epidemic.

Published by: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Consumer Protection

Report

This report aims to provide policymakers and enforcers with a basis for reflection on the positive impacts that protecting consumers bears in promoting more inclusive and sustainable development.

Published by: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Perspectives from People Living with Diabetes

Report
This document presents the four priorities identified from a consultation with the Blue Circle Voices (BCV), including access and affordability of medicines, devices and medical care, education, prevention and discrimination. It also calls governements to action to improve them.

Published by: International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

The Role of Health Technology Assessment in Medicine Pricing and Reimbursement

Policy brief
This policy brief summarises the key points from the review on the role of health technology assessment (HTA) in medicine pricing and reimbursement with a focus on its use in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Published by: Health Action International (HAI)

Infographic: Dementia: A Public Health Priority

Fact sheet
This infographic includes information about the symptoms of dementia, the cause, the number of people affected and the cost.

Published by: World Health Organization

Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025

Publication
This publication provides a set of actions to realize the vision of a world in which dementia is prevented and people with dementia and their carers receive the care and support they need to live a life with meaning and dignity.

Published by: World Health Organization

Neurology Atlas

Publication
This report represents updated information on the status of neurological services and provision of neurological care from 132 countries and two Associate Members/ territories covering 94% of the world population. The data demonstrates that the available resources for neurological disorders within most countries remain insufficient.

Published by: World Health Organization

Dementia: A public health priority

Report
This report aims to raise awareness of dementia as a public health priority, to articulate a public health approach and to advocate for action at international and national levels. it is also expected to facilitate governments, policy-makers, and other stakeholders to address the impact of dementia as an increasing threat to global health.

Published by: World Health Organization

Preventing suicide: A global imperative

Report
This report aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda, and to encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies in a multisectoral public health approach.

Published by: World Health Organization

Care of non-communicable diseases in emergencies

Publication

This publication proposes specific actions organized by phase of the humanitarian response, as well as some potential indicators for assessment of progress.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

Health needs and priorities of Syrian refugees in camps and urban settings in Jordan: perspectives of refugees and health care providers

Case study

This study aimed to determine the perspectives of Syrian refugees in Jordan, Jordanian health care providers, and other stakeholders in addressing the public health issues of the refugee crisis.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

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