Knowledge

People Living with NCDs

Oral Health Atlas 2nd Edition (2015): The Challenge of Oral Disease – A call for global action

Publication

The second edition of the Oral Health Atlas highlights the extent of oral diseases worldwide and reflects on policies and strategies addressing the global burden. It presents a summary of key oral health issues, including: the impact and burden of oral diseases, such as tooth decay, periodontal disease, oral cancer and more; major risk factors and the common risk factor approach; inequalities in oral health; oral disease prevention and management; oral health challenges; and ensuring oral health is on the global health and development agendas.

Published by: FDI World Dental Federation

Oral health for an ageing population: Achieving a healthy ageing society

Strategy document

Lifelong oral health aims to maintain good oral health and optimal quality of life through oral health promotion, risk assessment, disease prevention, early diagnosis, and intervention at all stages of life. Read the eight core pillars of oral health in the elderly and learn about the four steps that can be taken to improve the oral health of the elderly.

Published by: FDI World Dental Federation

Accelerating action on oral health and NCDs: Achieving an integrated response

Policy brief

This policy brief highlights associations between oral diseases and NCDs, and provides recommendations for their prevention and control.

Published by: FDI World Dental Federation

Exploring the Expansion of the Medicines Patent Pool’s Mandate to Patented Essential Medicines: A Feasibility Study of the Public Health Needs and Potential Impact

Case study

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) conducted a feasibility study to assess the public health need for – and the feasibility and potential public health impact of – expanding its mandate from HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis C to patented essential medicines in other therapeutic areas. This includes medicines for different type of cancers (e.g. prostate, lung, multiple myeloma), sexual and reproductive health (e.g. heat-stable carbetocin), multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular diseases (e.g. the direct oral anticoagulants) and several new antibiotics.

MPP developed this feasibility study after the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines Policies, recommended the expansion of the MPP’s patent pooling model to all patented essential medicines, such as those included on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines.

Published by: Medicines Patent Pool (MPP)

The Transferability of Health Promotion and Education Approaches Between Non-communicable Diseases and Communicable Diseases—an Analysis of Evidence

Article

Many professionals in the public health fields dealing with infectious diseases (IDs) are unaware of the programs and approaches are taken by their colleagues in the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) arena, and vice versa. A particular instance of this is in the understanding and application of health promotion approaches. This project examined health promotion approaches to the prevention of NCDs that could be used in the prevention of IDs.

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

Integrating mental health into primary care - A global perspective

Policy brief

This report highlights the role that integrating mental health services into primary care plays to generate good health outcomes at reasonable costs. It points out 10 common principles for successful integration to guide countries toward implementation. 

Published by: World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA)

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)

Fact Sheet: Palliative Care

Fact sheet

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients (adults and children) and their families who are facing problems associated with life-threatening illness. It prevents and relieves suffering through the early identification, correct assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, whether physical, psychosocial or spiritual.

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO Model Lists of Essential Medicines

Guide

The WHO Model Lists of Essential Medicines has been updated every two years since 1977. The current versions are the 20th WHO Essential Medicines List (EML) and the 6thWHO Essential Medicines List for Children (EMLc) updated in March 2017.

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO Guidelines for the pharmacological and radiotherapeutic management of cancer pain in adults and adolescents

Guide

The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed Guidelines for the pharmacologic and radiotherapeutic management of cancer pain in adults and adolescents to provide evidence-based guidance to initiating and managing cancer pain. The aims of these guidelines are to provide guidance to health-care providers (i.e. the end-users of these guidelines: physicians, nurses, pharmacists and caregivers) on the adequate relief of pain associated with cancer. 

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

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)

Infographics on epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures. Seizures are due to brief disturbances in the electrical functions of the brain. Epilepsy affects people of all ages.

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO QualityRights initiative – improving quality, promoting human rights

Strategy document

The WHO QualityRights initiative aims to improve the quality and human rights conditions in inpatient and outpatient mental health and social care facilities and empower organizations to advocate for the rights of people with mental and psychosocial disabilities.

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

The WHO QualityRights Tool Kit

Guide

The WHO QualityRights Tool Kit supports countries to assess and improve the quality of care and human rights conditions in mental health and social care facilities. The toolkit is suitable for use in low, middle and high-income countries, can be used by Governments and NGOs, supports improvements on the ground and at the policy level, and promotes participation of people with mental health conditions.

 

 

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

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