The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic exacerbated pre-existing inequalities in the treatment and care of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

This book evaluates African healthcare systems from multiple perspectives.

The world is off track to meet its target of reducing salt intake by almost a third by 2025, costing thousands of lives, according to this new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Poor diets and malnutrition in all its forms are among the greatest global social challenges of our time.

This roadmap aims to facilitate progress towards the 2030 targets, and was adopted in September 2022 at the Seventy-fifth Session of the WHO Regional Committee. It includes three strategic directions, applicable to all Member States, as well as an interactive tool designed to help countries accelerate context-specific actions.

This Global status report on physical activity is WHO’s first dedicated global assessment of global progress on country implementation of policy recommendations of the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) 2018-2030.

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – chief among them, cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – along with mental health, cause nearly three quarters of deaths in the world. Their drivers are social, environmental, commercial and genetic, and their presence is global.

The strategy builds on the experience of the 2019–2021 strategy and the findings of the mid-point evaluation of the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013–2030.

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death globally as well as in the South-East Asia Region.

Around the world, millions of refugees and migrants in vulnerable situations, such as low-skilled migrant workers, face poorer health outcomes than their host communities, especially where living and working conditions are sub-standard, according to this report by the WHO.

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