World Health Day

Why We Can't Afford To Reduce Children's Mental Health To A Question Of Economics

Prof Dame Sue Bailey | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK
Prof Dame Sue Bailey

When so many of the different challenges facing children and young people intersect with mental health, there are no easy answers. If we're going to rise to what is arguably the definitive challenge of our time, we will need a cross-sector, whole society approach to tackling it.

In The Time It Takes To Read This Someone Gave Up And Ended It

Umairah Malik | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Umairah Malik

When I sat down to write this I was scared. The reason I was scared was because as a society in general there are things we talk about. And then there are things we don't talk about. I think the right word I'm looking for is taboo. This is one of them.

Happy World Health Day

Dr Rachel Thomas | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK
Dr Rachel Thomas

Today, April 7th, is the birthday of the World Health Organisation (WHO), 'born' in 1948. Happy World Health Day! But is it 'happy', considering th...

Why Is Post-Partum Depression A Taboo? Why Don't We Speak More About It?

Maria Nyman | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Parents
Maria Nyman

This year World Health Day's theme is depression. Depression is one of the most common mental health problems in Europe: One in seven people may experience depression at some point in their lives.

On the Road to Rio - Putting Nutrition at the Heart of EU Development Policy

Julie Ward | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Politics
Julie Ward

This year affords plenty of opportunities to increase both funding and political will to stop these preventable deaths. This summer I will be watching out, not just for the Olympic teams, but also for how well we score against Global Goal 2 in Rio.

Men: Find Out Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Chris Askew | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Askew

It is well-known amongst healthcare professionals that women are more likely to visit their GP and be more involved with their health. Some men can feel that by going to their doctor they'll be seen as someone who is making a fuss. Their default option may be simply to do nothing and carry on.

You Can't Take the Risk Out of Cancer Research, So Why Are We Even Trying To?

Dr Helen Rippon | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Helen Rippon

Here's my beef with the changes I see in cancer research funding: I worry that many funding bodies now seem to require increasing levels of certainty before investing. They want a mountain of preliminary data, alongside the usual research proposal and they want predictions of how the research will make a difference.

World Health Day 2015- How Safe Is Our Food?

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

7 April 2015 marks World Health Day when delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health meet in Rungis Paris to discuss the importance of Food Safety.

World Health Day: Governments Need to Step Up to the Plate

Karen Sadler | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK
Karen Sadler

Monday is United Nations' World Health Day, where those of us working to improve the health of people across the globe traditionally deliver a clarion call to galvanise people into action. It's a moment when, to paraphrase Kofi Annan, we remind world governments that health is to be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for.

World Health Day Highlighted That We All Have Something to Teach and Something to Learn

Dr Mark Britnell | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK
Dr Mark Britnell

Recognizing that we all have something to teach and something to learn - in line with the spirit of World Health Day - will be crucial for success in the changing dynamics of the new healthcare paradigm.

Don't Let Health off the Hook on World Environment Day

Dr Mark Britnell | Posted 04.08.2012 | UK
Dr Mark Britnell

As the government looks for new ideas for economic growth and job creation, and Rio+20 looks for a greater commitment to sustainability, the NHS can truly lead the world in advanced energy systems, in lean delivery systems, and in new technologies.