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Countries spending more on health, but people still pay too much

Spending on health is growing faster than the rest of the global economy, accounting for 10% of global gross domestic product (GDP). A new report...

Red Alert: New map shows countries that exceed air pollution limits

A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits. Information...

World Hepatitis Day: Get tested and demand treatment

The World Hepatitis Day is marked on 28th of July by health organizations around the world. The common aim of multiple campaigns is to...

World No Tobacco Day: Get ready for plain packaging

For this year's World No Tobacco Day, 31st of May, the World Health Organization is calling on countries to get ready for plain standardized...

Life Expectancy Rose By 5 Years Since 2000

Dramatic gains in life expectancy have been made globally since 2000, but major inequalities persist within and among countries, according to this year’s “World...

People in 80% of the Urban Cities Breathe Bad Air

More than 80% of the people living in urban cities that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed WHO limits....

Ebola Outbreak: WHO Declares International Emergency

The World Health Organization has declared an international public health emergency over the 2014 West Ebola outbreak, which killed nearly a thousand people in...

Be Careful, Fast Food Chains Try to Outsmart Health Regulations

Healthy eating is becoming increasingly popular in many cultures and health authorities are trying to raise awareness in the middle of modern day obesity...

Novel Coronavirus can transmit from person-to-person

WHO Press Statement Related to the Novel Coronavirus Situation The emergence of this new coronavirus is globally recognized as an important and major challenge for...

Wireless devices raise risk of brain cancer; Five billion worldwide exposed

The cancer agency of the World Health Organization states using cell phones and other wireless gadgets may put humans at bigger risk of brain...