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​Newborn Deaths

In the course of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) period, considerable progress was made globally towards goals 4 (Reduce child mortality) and 5 (improve maternal health). These improvements in child and maternal health resulted in a decline in the number of deaths among children aged between one month and five years. However, newborn death rates have not declined equally in different settings, and every day, some 7,000 babies take their first and last breath on the day they are born. Read more >>

09/03/2018 11:46

​World Leprosy Day 28 January 2018

World Leprosy Day is commemorated every year on the last Sunday of January. The aim is to increase public awareness that leprosy is curable and if detected at an early stage, disability can be prevented. Read more >>

26/01/2018 17:39

​Spotlight on Environmental Health

​Ahead of the Annual Meeting in Davos this week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published The Global Risks Report 2018, to foster discussion and debate on some of the world’s most greatest threats, including biodiversity loss, cyber-security threats, rising geopolitical tensions, and the risk of further financial crisis. Read more >>

25/01/2018 09:21
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