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Outgoing WHO Director General Reflects On Past, Future Challenges Of Agency

STAT: My decade leading the WHO: dirty fights and steps toward universal coverage Margaret Chan, outgoing WHO director general “…Going forward, I would like to see the WHO do more to address financing issues, both for its own budget and the health budgets of low- and middle-income countries. … The…

Reuters Investigation Examines WHO Cancer Agency’s Review Of Glyphosate

Reuters: Cancer agency left in the dark over glyphosate evidence “The World Health Organization’s cancer agency says a common weedkiller is ‘probably carcinogenic.’ The scientist leading that review knew of fresh data showing no cancer link — but he never mentioned it and the agency did not take it into…

1 In 6 Older People Experience Some Form Of Abuse, WHO Study Says

WHO: Abuse of older people on the rise — 1 in 6 affected “Around one in six older people experience some form of abuse, a figure higher than previously estimated and predicted to rise as populations age worldwide. A new study, supported by WHO and published in the Lancet Global…

More Than 10% Of World Obese, IHME Study Examining 195 Countries Shows

New York Times: More Than 10 Percent of World’s Population Is Obese, Study Finds “More than 10 percent of the world’s population is now obese, a marked rise over the last 30 years that is leading to widespread health problems and millions of premature deaths, according to a new study,…

International Community Should Support Health As Global Public Good

Huffington Post: Health Is A Global Public Good Linda P. Fried, dean and DeLamar professor of public health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health “…It’s time for the world community to support health as a global public good, for we will all bear the consequences of inaction. In…

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