WHO welcomes Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 for discoveries of drugs against tropical diseases
GENEVA, 05 October 2015 − WHO welcomes the decision to award the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries of drugs that have radically improved treatment against tropical diseases such as malaria, onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis.
29 September 2015 - United Nations entities call on States to act urgently to end violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) adults, adolescents and children.
BEIJING, 31 August 2015 – Advertising of tobacco products is akin to marketing death and disease. That is why new restrictions on tobacco advertising in China, which come into effect from 1 September are to be warmly welcomed, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.
BEIJING, 19 August 2015 – Smoke-free environments are crucial for protecting the public from the harms of secondhand smoke, and there is very strong public support for making public places smoke-free in China. Strong laws are needed – and where they exist and are rigorously enforced, they work. These are the key findings from the results of the China City Adult Tobacco Survey, released in Beijing today.
- WHO welcomes Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 for discoveries of drugs against tropical diseases
- Ending violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people
- WHO welcomes introduction of new tobacco advertising changes in China
- Make all public places 100% smoke-free to protect public health
Highlights from the country
17 September 2015
UN Commends Government of China for scaling up prevention services for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B to pregnant women and their children nationally
Thousands of babies have been born free of the HIV virus thanks to effective interventions provided by the Government of China with technical support from UN agencies, according to a new Progress Report released this week on Progress report on China National Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Syphilis & Hepatitis B Programme, compiled by the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
10 August 2015
China’s survey highlights the need for stronger tobacco control training to health professions students
Student health professionals are ready to play a stronger role in supporting tobacco control in China, but they need stronger training in tobacco control during their university studies in order to do so. This is the key message from the China Global Health Professions Student Survey (GHPSS).
24 July 2015
As the end of 2015 and the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, the Government of China in partnership with the United Nations (UN) System in China today jointly launched the Report on China’s Implementation of the MDGs (2000-2015). This is China’s final progress report on the MDGs before the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda later this year.