WHO: Adopting a healthy lifestyle helps reduce the risk of dementia

People can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. “In the next 30 years, the number of … Continue reading WHO: Adopting a healthy lifestyle helps reduce the risk of dementia

Introduction to the WHA: A Briefing for Delegates

Sunday, 19 May 2019 | 15:00 - 18:00 Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix The 72nd session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place from 20th to 28th May 2019 in Geneva. This annual introductory briefing for WHA delegates and other participants aims to maximise participation of a wide-range of stakeholders in the … Continue reading Introduction to the WHA: A Briefing for Delegates

Lancet: A call for clinicians to act on planetary health

CITATION: Comment| volume 393, issue 10185, p2021, may 18, 2019 A call for clinicians to act on planetary health Erika M Veidis et al. Published: April 19, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30846-3 'The newly launched Clinicians for Planetary Health4 initiative [seeks] to mobilise clinicians and clinicians' groups around the world, recognising their importance in protecting our health, their authority … Continue reading Lancet: A call for clinicians to act on planetary health

Announcing the theme for the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020)

HSR2020: re-imagining health systems for better health and social justice We are pleased to announce the theme and sub-themes for the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Dubai in November 2020: “Re-imagining health systems for better health and social justice” Ten years on from the first Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, health … Continue reading Announcing the theme for the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020)

Community Health Workers’ digital information Hub

Dear all, Greetings from Avert. We wanted to send a quick update on our progress with the Community Health Workers’ (CHW) HIV Hub (https://www.avert.org/what-we-do/partners-projects/community-healthworkers-hub)- a project aiming to provide CHWs and their clients accessible and engaging HIV and sexual health content through their mobile phones. We’ve been busy pulling together what we’ve learned from a … Continue reading Community Health Workers’ digital information Hub

From Alma-Ata to Astana. Primary health care and universal health systems: an inseparable commitment and a fundamental human right

The Brazilian National Constitution of 1988 acknowledges the link between economic and social development and environmental conditions in the determination of the health-disease process and defines “health as the right of all and the state’s duty”. The 1988 Constitution creates a universal public health system, the Brazilian Unified National Health System (SUS), with a 30-year … Continue reading From Alma-Ata to Astana. Primary health care and universal health systems: an inseparable commitment and a fundamental human right