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Two steps forward, one step back at this year's World Health Assembly

01 June 2018

Last week's 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva brought together all the World Health Organization's member states to discuss key global health issues. On the agenda was a report on the progress made in implementing the Global Strategy... Keep reading

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Non-communicable diseases a threat to healthy ageing in Kenya and across Africa

04 May 2016

The number of people living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Kenya is increasing. Urbanisation, an ageing population, and the adoption of unhealthy lifestyles that include poor diets, lack of exercise and excessive alcohol consumption are leadin Keep reading

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World AIDS Day: Ending the AIDS pandemic

30 November 2015

HIV still remains one of the major challenges of the 21st century. This World AIDS Day we stand with the rest of the world in working towards the end of AIDS, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. This will... Keep reading

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World Diabetes Day: Older people mobilised in Kyrgyzstan

23 November 2015

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are increasingly on the agenda of countries across the world, as more and more they become the cause of premature death and disability. The World Health Organization has called on all member states to develop policies a Keep reading

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Responding to Myanmars disease transition

13 July 2015

In a stilted wooden house in East Dagon township, an hour from Yangon, twenty older people are meeting together to discuss the issues that matter most to them. This is just one of more than 100 Older People's Self Help... Keep reading

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