World Health Organization Podcast
Summary: The WHO Podcast brings to you the latest news about and developments in public health.
For the first ever World Humanitarian Day, this podcast focuses on how WHO works in the world's most dangerous regions to save lives.
This year the focus of World Breastfeeding Week is on the importance of breastfeeding during emergencies such as war or natural disasters. Emergencies jeopardize the health and survival of large populations, with infants being the most vulnerable. But breastfeeding in emergency situations can be a lifesaver.
Drug studies are showing that treatment for onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, could help to eliminate this debilitating skin disease. River blindness affects 37 million people, mostly living in poor, rural African communities.
Two million people have been displaced by the conflict in northwest Pakistan, putting the region's health services under siege. In this episode, we report on how WHO and its partners in Pakistan are facing the challenge.
Road traffic crashes around the world take the lives of 1.2 million people every year. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are most at risk, finds the first global assessment of road safety.
About 10 percent of the world's population have a disability. In this episode, we look at why they are particularly vulnerable to HIV and AIDS.
WHO is urging that governments require tobacco companies to put pictures on their products to make people aware of the sickness and suffering caused by tobacco use.
The 62nd session of the World Health Assembly took place in Geneva in the middle of concerns about an influenza pandemic.
In this episode, as we mark World Malaria Day on 25 April, we look at what needs to be done in all endemic regions to control, eliminate and ultimately eradicate malaria.
Meningitis is an infection of the meninges, the thin lining that surrounds the brain and the spinal cord. It is epidemic prone, and this episode discusses the transmission of the disease and its symptoms.
This week, WHO has launched a campaign to make hospitals and other health facilities safe in emergencies. In this episode, we examine what the issue is.
This week, in the Chinese capital of Beijing, health leaders gathered to discuss the threat of the new forms of tuberculosis that are resistant to drugs.
Do condoms help in the prevention of HIV/AIDS transmission? We find out in this episode.
Bolivia is currently suffering one of its worst dengue epidemics in decades. In this episode, we find out the current situation there and how dengue can be prevented.
Domestic violence has a big impact on women's health, both physical and mental. In this episode we find out how men can be engaged to end such violence.