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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

The Power of Cities: Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases and Road Traffic Injuries

Database

NCDs and road safety in cities from the Power of Cities has a number of resources including Member State case studies, technical reports and guidance on a variety of related topics such as smoke-free spaces and banning tobacco advertising, reducing air pollution, and reducing sugary drinks and salt for healthy diets.

Published by: World Health Organization

The Power of Cities: Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases and Road Traffic Injuries

Report

Addressing the challenge of NCDs and road safety requires national and city authorities to work closely together. This report is a call for city leaders to rise to the challenge and show the world how local action can help solve global health problems.

Published by: World Health Organization

The Power of Cities: Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases and Road Traffic Injuries

Report

Addressing the challenge of NCDs and road safety requires national and city authorities to work closely together. This report is a call for city leaders to rise to the challenge and show the world how local action can help solve global health problems.

Published by: World Health Organization

The Power of Cities: Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases and Road Traffic Injuries

Report

Addressing the challenge of NCDs and road safety requires national and city authorities to work closely together. This report is a call for city leaders to rise to the challenge and show the world how local action can help solve global health problems.

Published by: World Health Organization

The Power of Cities: Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases and Road Traffic Injuries

Report

Addressing the challenge of NCDs and road safety requires national and city authorities to work closely together. This report is a call for city leaders to rise to the challenge and show the world how local action can help solve global health problems.

Published by: World Health Organization

WHPA Health Improvement Card

Database

Improving global health through positive changes in behaviour and lifestyle, to reduce the 36 million death burden from non-communicable diseases.

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

The Power of Cities: Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases and Road Traffic Injuries

Report

A new report by the World Health Organization offers guidance and tools for urban leaders to tackle some of the leading causes of death in cities. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes, kill 41 million people worldwide every year, and road traffic crashes kill 1.35 million. From anti-tobacco actions in Beijing and Bogor, to road safety initiatives in Accra and Bangkok, a bike-sharing scheme in Fortaleza, and actions to create walkable streets for seniors that have reduced elderly pedestrian deaths by 16% in New York City, the report aims to share knowledge between urban policy planners.

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

Tanzania National Diabetes Program 2013-2017 End Term Evaluation

Publication

The National Diabetes Program was coordinated through the Ministry of Health under the NCD section and was directly placed under the National NCD steering committee. The rollout of NDP program was made to utilize the already existing health infrastructure to bring out comprehensive diabetes & other NCD services to the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care while also introducing; nutrition & counseling in the clinics, foot examination, eye screening component and establish linkages with the Reproductive & Child Health clinics to target gestational diabetes. Public private partnerships with (FBOs, Private, and other health care providers) together with appropriate and effective referral system were put in place. Community involvement was strengthened through creation of awareness and education session on prevention and control of NCD risk factors. This led to an increase in demand for NCD care and services in the country.

The overall aim of this evaluation was to inform the implementer on the project performance and specifically establish the veracity of project achievements on the set strategic objectives (Verification of performance by strategic objective), to determine project efficiency, effectiveness and independent attribution. It covers the period from the beginning of April 2012 to May 2017.

Published by: United Republic of Tanzania

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

Inspiring Youth, Growing Change: Nurturing strong minds for a healthy community

Report

The goal of this report is to document changes resulting from local projects from the youth in the project to the built environment. It also seeks to capture an understanding of themes that can inform future health promotion and youth development work.

Published by: Public Health Institute (PHI)

Noncommunicable Diseases and the 4 most common shared risk factors

Report

This policy brief was adopted at the IFMSA General Assembly Meeting (March 2018) and highlights the most common shared risk factors for noncommunicable diseases. It also calls for government action on NCD control, management and prevention. 

Published by: International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA)

Indicator And Monitoring Framework For The Global Strategy For Women’s, Children’s And Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030)

Report

This report presents the indicator and monitoring framework for the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, (2016-2030) focusing on its Survive, Thrive and Transform objectives and 17 targets. It also details the selection process for the indicators and implications for monitoring, measurement, investments and reporting.

Published by: Every Woman Every Child

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)

Act on Climate: California communities addressing climate change and health

Fact sheet

This report provides a series of case studies from communities across the state, demonstrating how local communities can incorporate climate change impacts and solutions into public health and strategies.

Published by: Public Health Institute (PHI)

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