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On 1–2 November, a forum will be held for candidates to present their visions to WHO Member States and the public.
22 September 2016 – A new initiative from WHO and partners, the Global Hearts Initiative, has been launched to respond to the world’s leading cause of death, cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes.
Scaling up tobacco control, reducing salt consumption and strengthening primary health care services to reduce cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol are the focuses of the Global Hearts Initiative.
21 September 2016 – World leaders today signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) happens when bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi develop resistance against medicines that were previously able to cure them.
A broad, coordinated approach will now be taken to address AMR through human health, animal health and agriculture.
20 September 2016 – The Presidents of France and South Africa today called for urgent investments globally to create new jobs in the health sector to prevent a shortfall of 18 million health workers and to maximize the social and economic benefits of increased health employment.
Demand for 40 million new health workers is expected worldwide by 2030, a doubling of the current global health workforce.
16 September 2016 – How can everyone on the planet, from people living in cities to remote communities, attain the highest level of health?
All-of-government action, healthy environments and an empowered and informed public are essential.
A healthy population is also key to advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.