Knowledge

Gender

AFRO Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Initiative

Article

Encouraging women to seek cervical cancer screening and medical help in case of early symptoms, and providing health workers with appropriate information and skills on cervical cancer to meet the needs of all women.

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

Delivering healthy lives and well-being for women and girls

Policy brief

With Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) causing two of every three deaths of women each year, action to implement Universal Health Coverage (UHC) must recognise and address sex and gender differences in NCD risk factors, care pathways and outcomes if services are to be targeted effectively and deliver healthy lives and well-being for women and girls around the world. This policy brief outlines some of the gender-specific dimensions of NCDs that UHC must address, and presents a number of recommendations to improve the health and wellbeing of girls and women.

Published by: NCD Alliance

World Health Statistics 2019: Monitoring health for the SDGs

Report

World health statistics 2019 summarizes recent trends and levels in life expectancy and causes of death, and reports on the health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets. Where possible, the 2019 report disaggregates data by WHO region, World Bank income group, and sex; it also discusses differences in health status and access to preventive and curative services, particularly in relation to differences between men and women.

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

The Global Impact of Respiratory Disease

Report

The purpose of this report is to call attention to the importance of respiratory health in the world and to raise it to be a top priority in global decision-making.

Published by: Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS)

Saving Lives Protecting Futures: Progress Report on Global Strategy for Women and Children's Health 2010-2015

Report

This report measures progress of the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5, and 6. The report also mentions areas that require heightened mobilization and development; lessons learned from the past 5 years of Global Strategy work are reviewed and accompanied by further recommendations for future work.

Published by: Every Woman Every Child

Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity through Action on the Social Determinants of Health.

Article

This article provides an outline of a conference held by the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health - an independent inquiry to understand the social and environmental issues that affect health and to investigate the appropriate actions that could bring greater health equity.

Published by: International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)

General Meeting of the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases: Meeting Report

Report

On 5–6 November 2018, the first General Meeting of the GCM/NCD was held in Geneva, Switzerland, to reinforce the commitment of the participants to accelerated multisectoral and multistakeholder action to achieve SDG target 3.4

Published by: World Health Organization

Child Protection in Emergencies

Report

This briefing gives an overview of child protection in humanitarian action, including the global interagency minimum standards for child protection. It highlights the necessary actions and available tools to ensure child protection. 

Published by: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Improving data for decision-making: a toolkit for cervical cancer prevention and control programmes

Guide

This publication, Improving data for decision-making: a toolkit for cervical cancer prevention and control programmes, expands the support provided to low- and middle-income countries in current global normative guidance. The toolkit presents an aligned package of operational resources for improving the availability and use of high-quality data for decision-making in cervical cancer programmes.

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

The State of the World's Children: Maternal and Newborn Health

Report
This report examines critical issues in maternal and newborn health, underscoring the need to establish a comprehensice continuum of care for mothers, newborns and children.

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

Making the SDGs count for women and girls with disabilities

Policy brief

This brief underlines the need to mainstream disability into all efforts to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment (SDG 5); highlights key issues for ending poverty (SDG 1) and ensuring healthy lives (SDG 3) for women and girls with disabilities; and calls for closing data gaps on gender and disability.

Published by: UN Women

"Fight against Epilepsy" Initiative in Ghana

Report

This report documents the successes achieved in increasing the epilepsy coverage by improving access to epilepsy care in primary health care services. It presents the lessons learnt from the Fight against epilepsy initiative and demonstrates the feasibility of scaling up epilepsy services in low-resource settings.

Published by: World Health Organization

Thinking Healthy - A manual for psychological management of perinatal depression

Guide
This manual is the first volume of WHO’s new series on low-intensity psychological interventions. It outlines an evidence-based approach describing how community health workers can reduce prenatal depression through evidence-based cognitive-behavioral techniques recommended by the mhGAP program.

Published by: World Health Organization

The Youth And Their Leadership In Our Societies: Transformation

Dialogue
This joint statement calls for the recognition of youth leadership´s role in the implementation of the Agenda for Sustainable Development and changing the production and consumption patterns of our societies.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Americas

Strategy and Plan of Action to Strengthen Tobacco Control in the Region of the Americas 2018-2022 Resolution

Strategy document

This document represents the Strategy and Plan of Acttion to Strengthen Tobacco Control in the Region of the Americas 2018-2022.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Americas

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