Nearly one billion people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder, according to this latest UN data – a staggering figure that is even more worrying, if you consider that it includes around one in seven teenagers.

WHO’s World health statistics 2022 includes an analysis of the epidemiological evolution of the pandemic over the last two years, including the impact of excess mortality, along with a summary of disruptions to health services worldwide.

When good hand hygiene and other infection prevention and control (IPC) measures are followed, 70 percent of infections can be prevented in health care settings, according to this new report by WHO.

Approximately 14.9 million deaths globally were directly or indirectly associated with the COVID-19 pandemic by the end 2021, the WHO said in this new data on excess mortality attributable to the disease.

Formula milk companies are paying social media platforms and influencers to gain direct access to pregnant women and mothers at some of the most vulnerable moments in their lives.

Formula milk companies are paying social media platforms and influencers to gain direct access to pregnant women and mothers at some of the most vulnerable moments in their lives.

In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by a massive 25%, according to this scientific brief by WHO. It highlights who has been most affected and summarizes the effect of the pandemic on the availability of mental health services and how this has changed during the pandemic.

This report summarizes the findings of a multicountry study examining the impact of breast milk marketing on infant feeding decisions and practices, which was commissioned by WHO and UNICEF.

Globally, safe waste management services for healthcare waste are lacking, especially in least developed countries. The latest available data (from 2019) indicate that 1 in 3 healthcare facilities globally do not safely manage healthcare waste.

Sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity are among the major behavioural risk factors for many noncommunicable diseases (‎NCDs)‎, and quality of life and well-being. The available data show that the prevalence of physical inactivity among adults is 15% and among adolescents it is as high as 74% in the WHO South-East Asia Region.

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