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World Health Statistics 2020: A visual summary

Report

The World Health Statistics 2020 summarizes recent trends in life expectancy and reports on progress towards the main health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets. It also assesses the current availability of those data, and describes how WHO is supporting countries to improve health information systems and global health security. The 2020 edition also includes four indicators (relating to poliomyelitis, hypertension and obesity in adults and school age children) from the Thirteenth General Programme of Work 2019−2023 (GPW13).

Published by: World Health Organization

HEARTS D: diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes

Guide

This new HEARTS – D module on Diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes complements and expands the diabetes section of the HEARTS Technical Package developed for use in primary health-care facilities to improve cardiovascular health. This module brings together WHO guidance on diagnosis, classification and management of type 2 diabetes in one document. It is aligned with the WHO Package of Essential Noncommunicable Disease Interventions in Primary Health Care (WHO-PEN) and can be used independently or in conjunction with the other modules of the HEARTS technical package.

Published by: World Health Organization

Strategic preparedness and response plan for the new coronavirus

Strategy document

This strategic preparedness and response plan outlines the public health measures that the international community stands ready to provide to support all countries to prepare for and respond to COVID-19.

Published by: World Health Organization

Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) Learning Platform

Database

Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) has an interactive learning platform that allows users to  acquire knowledge on all PVRI related subjects. 

Published by: Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI)

Social Stigma associated with COVID-19

Guide

A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma for governments, media and local organisations working on the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Published by: IFRC, UNICEF, WHO

Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Article

The World Heath Organization published 6 mental health and psychosocial support coping strategies to deal with the stress which may arise as a result of the 2019-nCoV outbreak. 

Published by: World Health Organization

4 Healthy Habits

Database

Reducing risk factors from community members’ lifestyles, such as unhealthy diet, tobacco and physical inactivity, by incorporating behavior change methods for different target groups to meet the needs of different age groups.

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

Be He@lthy, Be Mobile

Article

Empowering people, communities and nations at large through mobile technology, which provides access to relevant information and services addressing the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

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

WHO Independent High-level Commission on NCDs

Report

WHO Independent High-level Comission on NCDs was established in 2017 to advise Dr. Tedros on ways to transform new opportunities to progress towards SDG target 3.4. The final report includes 8 recommendations on how to take action to best enable countries to achieve SDG target 3.4.

Published by: World Health Organization

WHO NCD Progress Monitor 2020

Report

WHO NCD Progress Monitor 2020 describes the achievements made by Member States on 10 indicators for NCDs. Within the report, country profiles include data on the population, percentage and number of deaths from NCDs, and the risk of premature death from the four main NCDs (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, or chronic respiratory diseases)- the indicator used to Monitor the Sustainable Development Goal target 3.4 on NCDs.

Published by: World Health Organization

World Cancer Report: Cancer Research for Cancer Prevention

Report

The report focuses on prevention and offers the most comprehensive overview of relevant research avaliable to date, ranging from descriptive etiology, cellular and molecular biology, toxicology and pathology through to behavioural and social sciences. Key chapters include discussions on the impact of inequities in cancer, vaccination and screening, genomic individual susceptibility to cancer and the finer identification of those at risk, which may allow 'precision cancer prevention'.

Published by: International Agency for Research on Cancer

Health taxes: a primer

Fact sheet

Health taxes: a primer summarizes the evidence on the health and economic impact of health taxes (those imposed on products with a negative public health impact like tobacco, alcohol, sugar-sweetened beverages and fossil fuels). These taxes result in healthier populations and generate revenues for the budget even in the presence of illicit trade/evasion. 

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

SCOPE

SCOPE is a free internationally-recognized certification in obesity management. It equips health professionals with up to date, evidence-based obesity management resources, to better treat their patients with obesity and to excel in their careers.

Published by: World Obesity Federation

Global Atlas on Childhood Obesity

Report

The atlas presents data for every country based on their current and predicted levels of obesity in children, the risk factors and the presence of government policies to tackle obesity, such as restricting the marketing of foods to children, encouragement of physical activity and nation guidelines for healthy diets. Based on these factors the Atlas gives each country a score for their childhood obesity risk. 

Published by: World Obesity

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