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. © WFP/Albaraa Mansour News in Brief 21 September 2022 21 September 2022 News in Brief Facebook Twitter Print Email Every two seconds someone is dying of a preventable disease: WHO  Famine looms in Somalia, but many ‘hunger hotspots’ are in deep trouble – FAO, WFP Ukraine crisis: UN refugee agency unveils digital refugee support hub Audio 3'54" ILO Photo/Marcel Crozet Noncommunicable diseases now ‘top killers globally’ – UN health agency report 21 September 2022 Health Facebook Twitter Print Email From heart disease to cancer and diabetes, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) now outnumber infectious diseases as the “top killers globally,” the UN health agency said in a new report, released on Wednesday, with one person under 70 dying every two seconds from an NCD. © UNHCR/Humera Karim News in Brief 20 September 2022 20 September 2022 News in Brief Facebook Twitter Print Email Pakistan floods update: 6 month wait for floods to recede, agencies say OHCHR alarmed at Iranian woman’s death after hijab arrest Rare Ebola outbreak declared in Uganda – WHO  Audio 3'27" WHO Africa African Health Ministers announce ‘pivotal’ new strategy to combat communicable diseases 23 August 2022 Health Facebook Twitter Print Email With the burden of cardiovascular disease, mental and neurological disorders and diabetes rising in the region, African health ministers on Tuesday, endorsed a new strategy to boost access to the diagnosis, treatment and care of severe noncommunicable diseases. WHO/Ernest Ankomah WHO welcomes initiative to combat noncommunicable diseases, responsible for 7 in 10 deaths worldwide 12 April 2022 Health Facebook Twitter Print Email The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday,  welcomed the setting up  of a new Heads of State and Government Group to get the world back on track to reduce premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart and lung disease,  by a third  – in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - and promote mental health and well-being. (...) Petr Pavlicek/IAEA World Cancer Day: UN agency chief urges greater access to diagnosis, prevention and treatment services 2 February 2018 Health Facebook Twitter Print Email Millions of people suffering from cancer in developing countries still lack access to effective prevention, screening, early diagnosis and treatment, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA ) said Friday, urging continued efforts to ensure greater access to these vital services.
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. © WFP/Albaraa Mansour News in Brief 21 September 2022 21 September 2022 News in Brief Facebook Twitter Print Email Every two seconds someone is dying of a preventable disease: WHO  Famine looms in Somalia, but many ‘hunger hotspots’ are in deep trouble – FAO, WFP Ukraine crisis: UN refugee agency unveils digital refugee support hub Audio 3'54" ILO Photo/Marcel Crozet Noncommunicable diseases now ‘top killers globally’ – UN health agency report 21 September 2022 Health Facebook Twitter Print Email From heart disease to cancer and diabetes, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) now outnumber infectious diseases as the “top killers globally,” the UN health agency said in a new report, released on Wednesday, with one person under 70 dying every two seconds from an NCD. © UNHCR/Humera Karim News in Brief 20 September 2022 20 September 2022 News in Brief Facebook Twitter Print Email Pakistan floods update: 6 month wait for floods to recede, agencies say OHCHR alarmed at Iranian woman’s death after hijab arrest Rare Ebola outbreak declared in Uganda – WHO  Audio 3'27" WHO Africa African Health Ministers announce ‘pivotal’ new strategy to combat communicable diseases 23 August 2022 Health Facebook Twitter Print Email With the burden of cardiovascular disease, mental and neurological disorders and diabetes rising in the region, African health ministers on Tuesday, endorsed a new strategy to boost access to the diagnosis, treatment and care of severe noncommunicable diseases. WHO/Ernest Ankomah WHO welcomes initiative to combat noncommunicable diseases, responsible for 7 in 10 deaths worldwide 12 April 2022 Health Facebook Twitter Print Email The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday,  welcomed the setting up  of a new Heads of State and Government Group to get the world back on track to reduce premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart and lung disease,  by a third  – in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - and promote mental health and well-being. (...) Petr Pavlicek/IAEA World Cancer Day: UN agency chief urges greater access to diagnosis, prevention and treatment services 2 February 2018 Health Facebook Twitter Print Email Millions of people suffering from cancer in developing countries still lack access to effective prevention, screening, early diagnosis and treatment, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA ) said Friday, urging continued efforts to ensure greater access to these vital services.
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Score: 1219401.3 - https://news.un.org/en/tags/non-communicable-diseases
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One in five people worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime, said the IARC.  “Some risk factors are common worldwide”, said Dr. Carolina Espina, the IARC scientist who is leading the new World Code Against Cancer Framework project.  However, certain infections are region-specific, and, more importantly, socioeconomic and cultural conditions, and access to effective cancer prevention interventions, vary across regions”, she explained. (...) To help improve data and combat global hunger more effectively, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) published a report on Friday in collaboration with the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, introducing an innovative new Rural Multidimensional Poverty Index.
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‘Big milestone’ “This is a big milestone in global health, because for the first time the world has agreed to eliminate the only cancer we can prevent with a vaccine and the only cancer which is curable if detected early”, WHO Assistant Director-General Dr. (...) “We have an opportunity, as the global health community, to end the suffering from this cancer.” In latest figures, from 2018, 570,000 women acquired cervical cancer and 311,000 died. (...) There are already three vaccines available to combat HPV and several more in the pipeline, but currently their availability is skewed towards richer countries, and the world needs to come together to help poorer countries get access to vaccines, said Dr.
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‘Big milestone’ “This is a big milestone in global health, because for the first time the world has agreed to eliminate the only cancer we can prevent with a vaccine and the only cancer which is curable if detected early”, WHO Assistant Director-General Dr. (...) “We have an opportunity, as the global health community, to end the suffering from this cancer.” In latest figures, from 2018, 570,000 women acquired cervical cancer and 311,000 died. (...) There are already three vaccines available to combat HPV and several more in the pipeline, but currently their availability is skewed towards richer countries, and the world needs to come together to help poorer countries get access to vaccines, said Dr.
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Score: 1218491.4 - https://news.un.org/story/2020/11/1077752
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This is largely because these countries have had to focus limited health resources on combating infectious diseases and improving maternal and child health, while health services are not equipped to prevent, diagnose and treat cancers. (...) Cancer should not be a death sentence for anyone, anywhere.” (...) Key chapters include discussions on the impact of inequalities in cancer, vaccination and screening, genomic individual susceptibility to cancer and the finer identification of those at risk, which may allow ‘precision cancer prevention’.
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UN launches new app to help beat skin cancer 21 June 2022 Climate and Environment Facebook Twitter Print Email Scientific evidence shows that overexposure to UV radiation is the major cause of skin cancer. (...) WHO/Ernest Ankomah WHO welcomes initiative to combat noncommunicable diseases, responsible for 7 in 10 deaths worldwide 12 April 2022 Health Facebook Twitter Print Email The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday,  welcomed the setting up  of a new Heads of State and Government Group to get the world back on track to reduce premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart and lung disease,  by a third  – in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - and promote mental health and well-being. Audio 5'2" Unsplash/NCI WHO alert over childhood cancer inequalities in Europe 15 February 2022 Health Facebook Twitter Print Email Progress in the overall survival rate for children with cancer is uneven across Europe, with a significant proportion of the thousands diagnosed with cancer each year, still dying, the UN health agency WHO alerted on Tuesday.
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Score: 1212891.4 - https://news.un.org/en/tags/cancer
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UN launches new app to help beat skin cancer 21 June 2022 Climate and Environment Facebook Twitter Print Email Scientific evidence shows that overexposure to UV radiation is the major cause of skin cancer. (...) WHO/Ernest Ankomah WHO welcomes initiative to combat noncommunicable diseases, responsible for 7 in 10 deaths worldwide 12 April 2022 Health Facebook Twitter Print Email The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday,  welcomed the setting up  of a new Heads of State and Government Group to get the world back on track to reduce premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart and lung disease,  by a third  – in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - and promote mental health and well-being. Audio 5'2" Unsplash/NCI WHO alert over childhood cancer inequalities in Europe 15 February 2022 Health Facebook Twitter Print Email Progress in the overall survival rate for children with cancer is uneven across Europe, with a significant proportion of the thousands diagnosed with cancer each year, still dying, the UN health agency WHO alerted on Tuesday.
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Score: 1212891.4 - https://news.un.org/tags/cancer
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World Health Organization Home Health topics Our work News Emergencies About us Home / News / Detail / Pacific leadership in new WHO global commission on noncommunicable diseases Pacific leadership in new WHO global commission on noncommunicable diseases 13 March 2018 News release Suva, Fiji Globally communities are struggling to cope with the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancers. In another step forward in combatting this epidemic, WHO has established an Independent Global High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases, where the Tongan Minister of Health and Public Enterprises, Dr Saia Ma’u Piukala, has been appointed as one of the commissioners who will help raise awareness of the issues and experiences of NCDs in the Pacific. (...) This is why we have developed and are implementing a National Strategy for combatting NCDs , which localises global guidelines and sets forth realistic, achievable actions for our entire community. (...) As a Commissioner, I look forward to being part of the global discussion to come up with practical solutions that can be applied in the Pacific”. Combatting NCDs, and promoting mental health and wellbeing, are major priorities for WHO in the Pacific.
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