24 April 2017

Prevent malaria – save lives: WHO push for prevention on World Malaria Day, 25th April

Geneva/Nairobi, 24 April 2017 - At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives. In sub-Saharan Africa, which shoulders 90% of the global malaria burden, more than 663 million cases have been averted since 2001. Insecticide-treated nets have [...]

3 April 2017

3 out of 4 people suffering from major depression do not receive adequate treatment

Copenhagen, 30 March 2017 - World Health Day 2017 focuses on depression – the second-largest contributor to disability or health loss and a leading underlying cause for the 128 000 suicide deaths that occur each year in the WHO European Region. The number of people with depressive disorders in the Region amounts to 40 million, [...]

23 March 2017

We Must ‘Unite to End TB’- IOM

Switzerland, 23 March 2017 - On World TB Day 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) joins the Stop TB Partnership, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other key partners in redoubling efforts to increase public awareness of tuberculosis and its impact on vulnerable populations such as migrants. Although tuberculosis is a curable disease, [...]

23 March 2017

TB/HIV co-infections up 40% across Europe over the last five years

Copenhagen and Stockholm, 20 March 2017 - Joint press release New data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World TB Day show that new tuberculosis (TB) cases and deaths in the 53 countries of the WHO European Region declined each [...]

17 January 2017

Joint Statement on Syria – WFP, UNICEF, OCHA, WHO, UNHCR

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi DAVOS, Switzerland, Monday January 16, 2017 – While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, we again appeal for immediate, [...]

30 September 2016

Global Health Histories seminar on the cultural contexts of environment and health

Webcast on 7 October 2016, from 12:30 to 14:00 CEST The seminar will take place on Friday 7 October 2016 from 12:30 to 14:00 CEST (Copenhagen and Paris time) and will be streamed live from UN City, Copenhagen. Join in the discussion The discussion will be tweeted live, and a selection of questions will be [...]

2 May 2016

#UNCityzens – Doing the invisible work to safeguard health security across the European region

Meet João Pires, who initially studied to become a medical doctor (MD), but today works for WHO  in the Alert and Response Operations. João works to improve health security across the WHO European Region by maintaining and strengthening regional alert and response operations and assisting countries in responding to public health emergencies. From hands [...]

10 February 2016

WHO urges European countries to prevent Zika virus disease spread now

Statement by Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe The WHO Director-General has declared that the recent cluster of microcephaly and neurological disorders in Latin America and the Caribbean constitutes a public health emergency of international concern and requires a united response.  She has defined it an "extraordinary event" and a public health threat [...]