This article is the second in a three-part series highlighting private sector leadership supporting the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Global SDG Awards seek to recognize and celebrate companies that are creating profitable and innovative solutions

The World Health Organization (WHO) projects that climate change will cause 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050. Even accounting for sustained economic growth and health progress, 38,000 additional deaths are expected to be due to heat exposure

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY, DR MARGARET CHAN, DIRECTOR-GENERAL, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. THIS PIECE IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE.  The world has changed dramatically since the start

Amidst the alarming findings of illegal doping and the political turbulence brewing in the Brazilian capital, reservations toward the 2016 Summer Olympics have often focused on one of the planet’s pesky insects: the mosquito — more specifically, the Aedes aegypti

Bioterrorist? Bane of “Big Pharma”? Angel of equity? Industry gadfly? Unrealistic idealist? I have no doubt that some pharmaceutical industry representatives would paint Marcia Angell, MD, former editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine and author of The Truth

Cohort studies have persuaded new mothers to breastfeed over bottle feeding while many studies show confounding results Children who are formula fed can have excellent health outcomes, often not any worse than breast fed children These days it seems unquestionable that

ICN2 is not a new disease, it's the bizarre acronym for the Second International Conference on Nutrition, held in Rome,  19-21 November 2014, at FAO Headquarters.  Anyone familiar with the United Nations "alphabet soup" won't be surprised. And in spite

Ebola is a perfect example of what is wrong with the World Health Organization. More and more people have been asking, why is it not present on the ground? Why didn't it issue a warning sooner? In short, what is

Sorry to disappoint, but the UN is neither. Not a beast, not a dream utopia. Too often in the news the UN is reported as if it acts autonomously, as if it is solely responsible for waging war, building peace, providing

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