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Reforming the WHO: Can the new General Secretary really be an agent for positive change?

Overshadowed by the coverage of the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester last month, the British media largely missed the election of the new General Secretary of the World Health Organisation on 23 May: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (or Dr Tedros, as he now styles himself). A former […]

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Breastfeeding – a life-saving intervention

It’s World Breastfeeding Week, and guest blogger Adele Cowper shares why this is so important. In 2011, 6.9 million children aged under five died – nearly 800 an hour. The WHO estimates that over 70% of these deaths were preventable or treatable. The greatest burden […]

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Faith, health & the World Health Organisation

The World Health Assembly in Geneva comes to an end today, after a relatively uneventful few days. The WHA is the strategy setting body for the World Health Organisation, and so its decisions affect the global health priorities of the world for the coming years.  […]

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Global annual cost of tackling non-communicable diseases only 1% of UK Bank Bailout

The BBC has reported on the World Health Organization’s plan to tackle non-communicable diseases like heart disease, which it says now pose a greater global burden than infectious diseases.  The plan was published just after the conclusion of the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting […]

Maternal health is a domestic, as well as a global issue

Several stories in recent days illustrate the rather confused priorities of the British government towards maternal health. Yesterday the Royal College of Midwives reported that parts of England are facing shortages of midwives of between ten and 41 per cent – set against the background […]