TODAY is the 71st anniversary of World Health Day, and this year the World Health Organisation’s theme is Universal Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere. WHO is working towards a future where everyone can access the healthcare they need and steps are being taken to ensure this is the future. Here’s the lowdown. What is World Health Day all about? World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organisation. The First World Assembly was held by the WHO in 1948. Today – Sunday, April 7 – is the WHO’s 71st anniversary. What are the WHO’s principles? The World Health Organisation was founded on the principle that everyone in the world should be able to realise their right to the highest possible level of health. “Health for all” has therefore been the organisation’s guiding vision for more than seven decades. It’s also the impetus behind the current organisation-wide drive to support … [Read more...] about World Health Day 2019 – what is it about and what is the theme this year?
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News / UK and world by Press Association April 3, 2019, 2:47 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Duke of Sussex will join a roundtable discussion on supporting those struggling with mental health problems as part of a royal campaign to promote an open dialogue on the topic. Harry will visit the YMCA in South Ealing on Wednesday, to learn more about their work on mental health, and to discuss their support for young people in the area as part of the Royal Foundation Campaign Heads Together. Heads Together is a mental health initiative headed by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. YMCA South Ealing is part of the YMCA St Paul’s Group, which provides services across London and is one of the largest in Europe. The association provides housing for 150 young people who are dealing with a range of problems such as homelessness, mental illness, recovering from substance misuse, or are … [Read more...] about Duke of Sussex to meet mental health organisations as part of royal campaign
Noise expected to be emitted by High Speed 2 would breach new World Health Organisation-recommended limits in areas closest to the line, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose. Farms and homes on the outskirts of villages along much of the route are predicted to face late night and early morning noise levels that would exceed guidelines recently issued by the WHO. The disclosure will add to fears that the speed of HS2 trains could be lowered, or its costs driven up, in order to reduce the noise or install more sound barriers and tunnels to help contain the sound of the railway. It comes amid growing political pressure for the £56 billion line - due to stretch from London to Birmingham and then onto... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for … [Read more...] about HS2 predicted noise levels would breach new World Health Organisation limits
A World Health Organization team arrived on Thursday in the northeast Democratic Republic of Congo to coordinate the response to a new Ebola outbreak. It is a region that has seen large movements of displaced people in the civil war. In a euronews exclusive the WHO's Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response said he is concerned about security: … [Read more...] about World Health Organisation talks exclusively to euronews about Ebola in the DRC
Avoid red meat. Eat more vegetables. Don’t drink too much alcohol. Exercise for 30 minutes a day. These are the simple lifestyle changes scientists think you should make to increase your life expectancy as much as 12 years in men and 14 in women. These points are universally true. But in some countries, your life expectancy is severely impacted by factors other than lifestyle alone. Data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows that while the world’s life expectancy has greatly improved over the course of the 21st century, we are still far from global equality. Although Africa saw the greatest gain in life expectancy at 10.4 years, the continent’s average lifespan still lags behind the rest of the world, at just 61.2 years. Europe has a life expectancy of 77.5, meaning that on average, Europeans enjoy more than 16 years of extra life than their African counterparts. Japanese women have the longest life expectancy, living to 87.1 years. Their longevity is … [Read more...] about Life Expectancy Around the World: In Which Countries Do People Live Longest?