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One in five deaths linked to poor diet

Published in the Lancet

The study estimates that one in five deaths globally -- equivalent to 11 million deaths -- are associated with poor diet, and diet contributes to a range of chronic diseases in people around the world. In 2017, more deaths were ... Read more

Ten threats to the global health in 2019

The WHO's 13th General Programme of Work

The World Health Organization has introduced a new 5-year strategic plan, called 'the 13th General Programme of Work'. This plan focuses on a triple billion target: ensuring 1 billion more people benefit from access to universal health coverage, 1 billion ... Read more

Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements, study shows

The study, published in Lancet Psychiatry, found that 14-year-old adolescents who had contact with mental health services had a greater decrease in depressive symptoms than those with similar difficulties but without contact.

Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with equivalent difficulties who do not receive treatment, according to new research ... Read more

Caesarean births affecting human evolution

The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists

More mothers now need surgery to deliver a baby due to their narrow pelvis size, according to a study. Researchers estimate cases where the baby cannot fit down the birth canal have increased from 30 in 1,000 in the 1960s ... Read more

Lancet Maternal Health Series 2016

Maternal Health Series

Each year, about 210 million women become pregnant and about 140 million newborn babies are delivered. The sheer scale of maternal health issues makes maternal well being and survival vital concerns. A decade after The Lancet published a Series on ... Read more

Counting and reviewing every birth and death is key to preventing future tragedies

WHO has launched two new tools to help countries improve their data on stillbirths and neonatal deaths

Every day, women die during childbirth and babies are born stillborn. With quality health care throughout pregnancy and childbirth, many of these deaths could be prevented, but countries often lack the knowledge and capacity needed to take actions to stop ... Read more

Global Health Media Project: Breast Feeding Videos

In recognition of the importance of breastfeeding for newborn lives, Global Health Media Project has produced a new set of videos designed to help breastfeeding mothers.

Breastfeeding is a skill that is learned most effectively by "seeing and doing". The power of visuals is vitally important for mothers learning how to breastfeed. Our nine new videos—narrated in English, French, Spanish, and (soon) Swahili—will help mothers by ... Read more

Field Trials of Health Interventions: a Toolbox

3rd Edition free and available online

Field trials of interventions against disease in low and middle income countries (LMICs) may be complex and expensive undertakings. The 3rd edition of “Field Trials of Health Interventions: a Toolbox” has been compiled by over 30 contributors with extensive direct ... Read more

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Global Health Training Centre Group: Funding Opportunities

TDR: Call for proposals

The overall objective of this call is to support a landscape analysis to better identify the knowledge gaps and lessons learned about the transmission patterns ...

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