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Free health care’ policies: Opportunities and risks for moving towards UHC

Publication

This policy brief outlines what is meant by free health care policies and why it is important to discuss these in relation to universal health coverage. It explores health financing policy issues related to free health care policies as well as the potential contributions to health financing system strengthening for progress towards UHC.

Published by: World Health Organization

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Publication
Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989.

Published by: World Health Organization

Did you know: by taking action on climate change you can strengthen public health-health Ministers

Publication

This document is one in a series of WHO-issued calls for action to various stakeholders regarding climate change and health.

Published by: World Health Organization

Gender, equity, and human rights

Fact sheet

An overview of gender, which requires us to ensure that health policy, programmes, services and delivery models are responsive to the needs of women, men, girls and boys in all their diversity.

Published by: World Health Organization

Core competencies in adolescent health and development for primary care providers

Guide

The WHO document “Core competencies in adolescent health and development for primary care providers” aims to help countries develop competency-based educational programmes in adolescent health and development in both pre-service and in-service education.

Published by: World Health Organization

Did you know: by taking action on climate change you can strengthen public health-health professionals

Publication

This document is one in a series of WHO-issued calls for action to various stakeholders regarding climate change and health.

Published by: World Health Organization

Gender mainstreaming for health managers: A practical approach

Guide
The manual is a user-friendly guide aimed to raise awareness and develop skills on gender analysis and gender responsive planning in health sector activities. It is conceptually structured to move from awareness to action throughout a three to four day workshop to reduce gender-based inequities in health.

Published by: World Health Organization

Core competencies in adolescent health and development for primary care providers

Guide

The WHO document “Core competencies in adolescent health and development for primary care providers” aims to help countries develop competency-based educational programmes in adolescent health and development in both pre-service and in-service education.

Published by: World Health Organization

Did you know: by taking action on climate change you can strengthen public health-local authorities

Publication

This document is one in a series of WHO-issued calls for action to various stakeholders regarding climate change and health.

Published by: World Health Organization

Gender, Climate Change and Health

Report

This report provides a first review of the interactions between climate change, gender and health. It documents evidence for gender differences in health risks that are likely to be exacerbated by climate change, and in adaptation and mitigation measures that can help to protect and promote health.

Published by: World Health Organization

Core Competencies in Adolescent Health and Development for Primary Care Providers

Guide

The WHO document “Core competencies in adolescent health and development for primary care providers” aims to help countries develop competency-based educational programmes in adolescent health and development in both pre-service and in-service education.

Published by: World Health Organization

Digital Health Resolution

Strategy document

Delegates agreed on a resolution on digital health that urges Member States to prioritize the development and greater use of digital technologies in health as a means of promoting Universal Health Coverage and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.

Published by: World Health Organization

Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!) Guidance to Support Country Implementation

Report

Data in the report, Global accelerated action for the health of adolescents (AA-HA!): Guidance to support country implementation, reveal stark differences in causes of death when separating the adolescent group by age (younger adolescents aged 10–14 years and older ones aged 15–19 years) and by sex. The report also includes the range of interventions – from seat-belt laws to comprehensive sexuality education – that countries can take to improve their health and well-being and dramatically cut unnecessary deaths.

Published by: World Health Organization

Climate and Health Country Profiles - 2015 A Global Overview

Publication

The WHO UNFCCC Climate and Health Country Profile Project aims to raise awareness of the health impacts of climate change, support evidence-based decision making to strengthen the climate resilience of health systems, and promote actions that improve health while reducing carbon emissions.

Published by: World Health Organization

Assessing and treating conditions associated with stress only section mhGAP guidelines for responding to mental and neurological disorders

Guide

This mhGAP module on Conditions Specifically Related to Stress by WHO and UNHCR contains assessment and management advice related to acute stress, post-traumatic stress and grief in non-specialized health settings.

Published by: World Health Organization

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