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30 06 2021 | 09:36

Clean Air Day: Over a quarter of UK schools are above WHO air pollution limits.

On Clean Air Day 2021, Global Action Plan released new data which finds over a quarter of all UK schools, are located in areas which are above World Health Organization (WHO) air pollution limits for…

26 05 2021 | 08:09

Air pollution linked to ‘huge’ rise in child asthma GP visits.

Exclusive: consultations for asthma and other respiratory infections go up with increased dirty air, finds study A “huge” increase in the number of visits to doctors by children with asthma problems…

21 04 2021 | 06:24

Greta Thunberg, climate and environment activist, joins World Health Organization’s call for vaccine equity.

The Greta Thunberg Foundation to donate 100,000 Euros to support vaccine equity

13 04 2021 | 10:31

WHO urges countries to build a fairer, healthier world post-COVID-19.

World Health Day 2021 COVID-19 has unfairly impacted some people more harshly than others, exacerbating existing inequities in health and welfare within and between countries. For World Health Day,…

01 04 2021 | 11:01

Devastatingly pervasive: 1 in 3 women globally experience violence

Younger women among those most at risk: WHO GENEVA | NEW YORK -- 9 March 2021 -- Violence against women remains devastatingly pervasive and starts alarmingly young, shows new data from WHO and…

03 03 2021 | 08:22

WHO: 1 in 4 people projected to have hearing problems by 2050.

Nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide ─ or 1 in 4 people ─ will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050, warns the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first World Report on Hearing, released…

22 02 2021 | 14:45

World Waking Up To Vaccine Equity.

Geneva, Switzerland--19 February 2021-- At the halfway point in the World Health Organization and Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ 100-day challenge, a movement of people and…

01 02 2021 | 10:13

Navalny, WHO and Thunberg among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize.

OSLO (Reuters) - Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, the World Health Organization and climate campaigner Greta Thunberg are among those nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, all backed by…

28 11 2020 | 07:49

Delhi Covid crisis worsened by soaring pollution levels.

Indian capital records highest single day rise in cases as monitor says pollution is at 14 times WHO safe level. Delhi’s 20 million residents are facing a double health crisis as high levels of…

19 11 2020 | 12:56

India and Pakistan dominate WHO's air pollution database.

The region contains 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities. Historical data sheds light on why.

05 11 2020 | 08:04

How Air Pollution, Food Delivery and Plastic Waste Are Connected.

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a link between air pollution, food delivery and plastic waste.

30 10 2020 | 10:28

2020 likely to be one of warmest years on record despite La Niña.

Climate crisis exacerbates extreme weather during natural events, say experts. La Niña climate event is under way, heralding a colder and stormier winter than usual across the northern hemisphere,…

24 10 2020 | 01:03

Anglo American sued over alleged mass lead poisoning of children in Zambia.

Lawsuit claims mining firm failed to prevent pollution in Kabwe, affecting multiple generations. A class action lawsuit has been filed against the mining company Anglo American over its alleged…

13 07 2020 | 17:00

Achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns.

As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns

29 06 2020 | 06:59

Judge Blocks California From Putting Cancer Warning on Roundup.

A federal judge in California ruled on Monday that the state cannot put a cancer warning on the label of the popular herbicide Roundup, as The Associated Press reported.

05 06 2020 | 08:15

COVID-19 Intensifies the Urgency to Expand Sustainable Energy Solutions Worldwide.

To meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030, countries must safeguard the gains already attained and accelerate efforts to achieve affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern…

25 05 2020 | 10:06

At least 80 million children under one at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts, warn Gavi, WHO and UNICEF.

Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination campaigns against deadly vaccine-preventable diseases.

25 04 2020 | 13:31

Coronavirus crisis could double number of people suffering acute hunger - UN.

Report from UN World Food Programme and others warns 265m people are facing acute risk. The coronavirus crisis will push more than a quarter of a billion people to the brink of starvation unless…

19 04 2020 | 19:50

How the spread of coronavirus is testing Africa.

Africa has passed the grim milestone of 10,000 reported cases of coronavirus, along with more than 500 deaths, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (ACDC). As the daily…

09 04 2020 | 11:32

How our responses to climate change and the coronavirus are linked.

The coronavirus pandemic may lead to a deeper understanding of the ties that bind us on a global scale. Well-resourced healthcare systems are essential to protect us from health security threats,…