Tagged: Margaret Chan

NEWS: WHO Report: 10 Years In Public Health

WHO begins the launch of a report that chronicles the evolution of global public health over the decade that Dr Margaret Chan has served as Director-General at WHO.
The report opens with a letter from Dr Chan who offers her reflections on some of the highlights and challenges of the past 10 years working to build a better, healthier future for the world’s people…

NEWS: Declaration 9th Global Conference On Health Promotion

9th Global conference on health promotion: Global leaders agree to promote health in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals…

BLOG: Corporate Consumption Complex And The Need For A New Public Health Agenda

The global epidemic of NCDs is ravaging families, communities and burdens sustainable human development. NCDs are driven by corporate practices, including the alcohol and the tobacco industry.
With the emergence of the corporate consumption complex, we must ask tough questions:
Do we want big business to set the agenda of public health, and therefore our lives? And do we want our children to be raised by corporations that imbibe them with values of individualism, instant gratification and relativism? Or do we want our children to be raised by our communities and teach them values of altruism, civic participation and a sense of compassion with others?

NEWS: WHO Health Statistics: Longer Lives

World Health Organization (WHO): Life expectancy increased by 5 years since 2000, but health inequalities persist.
Globally, major gains in life expectancy have been made since 2000, but major inequalities persist within and among countries, according to this year’s “World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the SDGs”…

NEWS: EU Development Days: Health A Priority

The European Development Days (EDD), held in Brussels in the beginning of June, highlighted a number of health-related issues – such as the Ebola crisis, refugees’ right to health and the post-2015 agenda – making health one of the priority topics during the 2015 EDDs…