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In Mexico, this PSA calls for the urgent amendment of tobacco control laws to protect the most vulnerable people.
In a week that is always jam packed, this year’s 74th session of the U.N. General Assembly included more high-level meetings than usual with five…
This campaign aired in Bogotá, Colombia in October 2019 to warn about the dangers of speeding.
A summary of lessons learned in the first 2 years of the Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL) hypertension management program, operated in coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners.
Nations will more quickly transition to clean energy if they redirect government funds away from subsidizing unhealthy commodities–in particular fossil fuels. This brief, coauthored by Vital Strategies and NCD Alliance, calls on countries to reexamine current economic incentives to industries that harm health.
Whether by microbial mutation, movement across borders, or man-made biological release, a new health threat is inevitable, unpredictable and potentially devastating. For the first time, the world now has a clear picture of how prepared countries are for this potentially catastrophic event.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 72% of all deaths globally and this proportion is growing. Greatest increases in NCD mortality are seen in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Places that only a generation ago knew famine are today experiencing epidemics of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. These epidemics reduce human capital in developing countries and their economic costs are so great that they threaten to slow and even undercut trajectories of economic and social development.
Approximately 3 billion people, most of whom live in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, rely on solid fuels (i.e. wood, crop wastes, dung, charcoal) and kerosene for their cooking needs. Exposure to household air pollution from burning these fuels is estimated to account for approximately 3 million premature deaths a year.
The Global Household Air Pollution (HAP) Measurements database, commissioned by the World Health Organization, provides an organized summary of data reported in the literature describing HAP microenvironments, methods and measurements. As of June 2018, the database contains measurements from 43 countries obtained from 196 studies published through 2016.
Approximately 3 billion people rely on solid fuels and kerosene for their cooking needs. Exposure to household air pollution from burning these fuels accounts for approximately 3 million premature deaths a year.