World Health Organisation

  • March 19, 2018

    Representatives of UN agencies such as the United Nations Children's Fund and the World Health Organisation have spoken of how religious communities and churches can play a key part in ending violence in early childhood.

  • November 19, 2017

    The United Nations relief wing warned of famine-like conditions unfolding in Yemen, as a blockade on aid and other essential goods by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels there entered its twelfth day.

  • October 17, 2017

    The UK has fallen significantly in the European Union rankings of neonatal mortality and under-five mortality.

  • October 2, 2017

    On the International Day of Older Persons, the United Nations has urged the world to tap into the often overlooked contributions of older persons, and called for integrated care to improve well being and ensure they have the opportunity to contribute to development.

  • September 23, 2017

    The governments of wealthy countries are putting the interests of the pharmaceutical industry above the lives of people around the globe, says Oxfam.

  • May 26, 2017

    Convening a range of international representatives and partners in Geneva on 24 May 2017, the World Council of Churches reiterated its commitment to the ministry of health and healing for all people, taking new steps towards a new Global Ecumenical Health Strategy.

  • May 18, 2017

    Citing eating habits, physical activity and sedentary behaviours, the United Nations health agency launched a new publication yesterday at the European Congress on Obesity in Portugal which revealed a rising number of obese adolescents in many countries across Europe.

  • June 15, 2016

    An expert panel of the World Health Organisation has concluded that while the Zika virus and its associated disorders continue to be a public health emergency of international concern, there is a “very low” risk of further international spread of the virus as a result of the forthcoming Olympic Games.

  • June 10, 2016

    The United Nations envoy mediating a resolution to the crisis in Syria said yesterday (9 June 2015) that the time is not yet right for a resumption of the intra-Syrian talks, but that the intention is to begin an official third round “as soon as possible.

  • March 17, 2016

    CrossReach says it shares concerns raised by the World Health Organisation over the worrying rise in the number of children across the UK being prescribed antidepressants. The WHO's latest report found prescriptions had increased by 54 per cent between 2005 and 2012.