The World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-Water has sounded the alarm for an urgent increase in investment in strong drinking-water and sanitation systems.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a reduction in plastic pollution to benefit the environment and reduce human exposure.
UNICEF and WHO are calling on governments and all employers to adopt family-friendly policies that support breastfeeding.
Many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco, with 5 billion people today living in countries that have introduced smoking bans, graphic warnings on packaging and other effective tobacco control measures four times more people than a decade ago, according to WHO.
The World Health Organization has called on countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis and scale up investments in disease elimination.
By 2035, there will be an estimated shortage of nearly 13 million healthcare workers. Around 1 in 5 of the world’s population will be living in settings that are experiencing humanitarian crises.
WHO Prequalification (PQ) aims to ensure that diagnostics, medicines, vaccines and immunization-related equipment and devices for high burden diseases meet global standards of quality, safety and efficacy, to optimize use of health resources and improve health outcomes.
The prequalification process consists of a transparent, scientifically sound assessment, which includes dossier review, consistency testing or performance evaluation and site visits to manufacturers. This information, in conjunction with other procurement criteria, is used by UN and other procurement agencies to make purchasing decisions regarding diagnostics, medicines and/or vaccines.