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WHO’s first global report on antibiotic resistance reveals serious, worldwide threat to public health (post with simple image)

New WHO report provides the most comprehensive picture of antibiotic resistance to date, with data from 114 countries, including information on resistance to medicines for treating HIV, malaria and tuberculosis.

Road to Dignity by 2030: UN chief launches blueprint towards sustainable development (post with simple image)

4 December 2014 – Calling for inclusive, agile and coordinated action to usher in an era of sustainable development for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today presented the United Nations General Assembly with an advance version of his so-called “synthesis report,” which will guide negotiations for a new global agenda centred on people and the planet, and underpinned by human rights.

Review on Antimicrobial Resistance publishes new paper: Tackling a global health crisis: initial steps (post with simple image)

Independent review recommends first steps to tackle drug-resistant superbugs.

WHO calls for worldwide use of "smart" syringes (post with simple image)

23 February 2015 | Geneva - Use of the same syringe or needle to give injections to more than one person is driving the spread of a number of deadly infectious diseases worldwide. Millions of people could be protected from infections acquired through unsafe injections if all health-care programmes switched to syringes that cannot be used more than once. For these reasons, the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a new policy on injection safety and a global campaign with support from the IKEA Foundation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to help all countries tackle the pervasive issue of unsafe injections.

New report shows that 400 million do not have access to essential health services (post with simple image)

12 JUNE 2015 ¦ GENEVA ¦ NEW YORK CITY A WHO and World Bank Group report launched today shows that 400 million people do not have access to essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending.

World spends more than $200 billion to make countries healthier (post with simple image)

More than $1.1 billion was spent on Ebola in 2014, and donors have invested record sums in health-related Millennium Development Goals since 2000

Stop TB Partnership calls for Urgent Action on Antimicrobial Resistance at the United Nations in New York (post with simple image)

The Stop TB Partnership has joined with Every Women Every Child, the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, the UN Permanent Missions of UK, South Africa, Sweden, and others to convene member states at the United Nations in New York to advance action on Antimicrobial Resistance.

Lessons from Millennium Development Goals ‘springboard’ for future UN agenda – Ban (post with simple image)

Between 2000 and 2013, TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment interventions saved an estimated 37 million lives. The TB mortality rate fell by 45 per cent and the prevalence rate by 41 per cent between 1990 and 2013.

UN adopts new Global Goals, charting sustainable development for people and planet by 2030 (post with simple image)

25 September 2015 – The 193-Member United Nations General Assembly today formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new Global Goals, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world.

From MDGs to SDGs, WHO launches new report (post with simple image)

The World Health Organization report presents the latest data and in-depth analysis for the key areas outlined in the health Sustainable Development Goals, including tuberculosis.

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