World Health Organization Podcast
Summary: The WHO Podcast brings to you the latest news about and developments in public health.
This episode focuses on how new technology is helping to strengthen Africa's health workforce to address the enormous public health challenges there.
As we mark World Cancer Day, this episode focuses on cancer prevention. Each year, over 12 million people are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer kills more people than AIDS, malaria, and TB combined but the good news is that approximately two out of five cancers are potentially preventable.
Haiti's earthquake ranks among the most devastating and logistically challenging in recent history. Before the earthquake, Haiti already suffered from high rates of maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS and malnutrition. Listen to what WHO and others are doing for the huge numbers of people needing surgery and other medical treatment.
The severe earthquake that struck Haiti and the Dominican Republic has inflicted large-scale damage, including to hospitals and health facilities. In this episode we talk to WHO experts about the situation and the emergency health response.
The headline that dominated the year was easily the H1N1 pandemic. On 11 June, 2009, WHO declared the start of the first influenza pandemic since 1968. In this episode we listen to WHO's Director-General Dr Margaret Chan, discuss the successes and challenges of 2009.
We now know that climate change aggravates health problems, most of which are concentrated in the developing world. This episode discusses the impact on human health of climate change.
This episode focuses on the damage caused by second-hand smoke, and what some countries are doing to mitigate its harmful effects.
The Convention is the key piece of international law for the protection and fulfilment of the health, developmental, social, economic, and cultural needs of all children. WHO uses the CRC and works with countries to get the right laws and policies in place so that all kids get the food they need, the right treatment when they get sick, and grow up to be healthy adults.
A new report recently launched - - provides a baseline of data about the health of women and girls throughout the life-course, in different parts of the world, and in different groups within countries.
October is and in this episode we look at how a disease once considered a close companion of affluent societies has moved to the developing world.
To mark the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction, we look at why hospitals must be ready to provide health care in times of crisis.
More than four million HIV-positive people are now receiving life-saving treatment. In this episode we look at a new report that shows progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS as well as some of the challenges that lie ahead.
Violence kills as many people as tuberculosis and approximately one and a half times as many people as malaria. In this episode, we look at the magnitude of the problem and what some countries are doing to prevent violence.
A recent WHO study shows that young people are often at risk, and that suicide is the second largest cause of mortality in the 10-24 age group. However, there are different risk factors in different cultures.
Battered by conflict and flooding, hundreds of thousands of people in the Philippines have been displaced and face multiple health risks. In this episode we look at how WHO is working to respond to the enormous health challenges they face.