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WHO releases new guidance on integrating mental health in radiological emergency response

<p></p><p>The <em>Framework for mental health and psychosocial support in radiological and nuclear&nbsp;</em><em>emergencies, released today,</em> brings together, for the first time, existing knowledge from the fields of mental health and protection from radiation in an integrated guide for preparedness for and response to nuclear and radiological emergencies.<span style="background-color:transparent;text-align:inherit;text-transform:inherit;white-space:inherit;word-spacing:normal;caret-color:auto;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Past nuclear and radiological accidents have shown that the […]

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Update: WHO revision of pain management guidelines

  This is an update of the August 2019 information brief on WHO’s revision of the two following guidelines: Ensuring balance in national policies on controlled substances: Guidance for availability and accessibility of controlled medicines (2011) WHO guidelines on the pharmacological treatment of persisting pain in children with medical illnesses (2012)       WHO […]

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World leaders join forces to fight the accelerating crisis of antimicrobial resistance

The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO) today launched the new One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance. Group members include heads of government, government ministers, leaders from private sector and civil society. The group […]

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WHO and other stakeholders join forces to accelerate access to effective paediatric HIV and tuberculosis diagnostics and medicines

On World Children’s Day, WHO is pleased to issue a call urging stakeholders to accelerate access to effective paediatric HIV and tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics and medicines. The Action Plan, which is launched today, has been developed by a wide group of stakeholders under the auspices of the Fifth Vatican High-Level Dialogue on Paediatric HIV and […]

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Regulating sanitation services as a public good

Yvonne Magawa (ESAWAS), Batsirai Majuru (WHO), Bisi Agberemi (UNICEF), Jan-Willem Rosenboom & Alyse Schrecongost (BMGF) Faecal sludge transport workers in Kenya – UNICEF/UN0348903/Modola This blog is part of a series for World Toilet Day highlighting issues within the WHO-UNICEF State of the World’s Sanitation report.  The topic of sanitation regulation is also covered in ‘Catalysing Citywide Sanitation […]

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Learning from history: Sanitation for prosperity

<p style="text-align:center;"><span style="background-color:transparent;text-align:inherit;text-transform:inherit;white-space:inherit;word-spacing:normal;caret-color:auto;">By </span>Kelly Ann Naylor &amp; Bruce Gordon, Heads of WASH for UNICEF and WHO</p><p style="text-align:center;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color:transparent;text-align:inherit;text-transform:inherit;white-space:inherit;word-spacing:normal;caret-color:auto;">The disposal and treatment of human waste has been an integral part of human civilization for thousands of years. From Mesopotamia&rsquo;s first clay sewage pipes in 4000 BCE, to indoor plumbing in ancient Rome, to flush toilets in […]

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HIV drug resistance: World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020

<p><span style="background-color:transparent;font-size:25px;font-weight:700;text-align:inherit;white-space:inherit;word-spacing:normal;caret-color:auto;">Key definitions</span></p><p><strong>Antimicrobial resistance</strong> occurs when microorganisms resist the effects of medications, making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death. Combatting antimicrobial resistance is a global priority that needs coordinated action across all government sectors and levels of society. </p><p><strong>HIV drug resistance</strong> is caused by changes in […]