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Leveling the playing field: Sports and human development

There is a positive relationship between human development and practicing physical sports. Exercise is associated with improvements in health, cognitive processes, sociability, productivity (due to…  


Universal health coverage: Connecting the dots between innovation and delivery

Achieving universal health coverage requires connecting the dots between innovation and delivery, ensuring that new medicines, diagnostics and vaccines are developed and ultimately reach the people…  


World AIDS Day

Administrator’s Statement on World AIDS Day, 1 December  


Partnering for the health of people and planet

Climate change has far-reaching impacts on human health and well-being. Changing temperature and rainfall patterns impact crop yield, food and water security, and nutrition.  


President Mutharika calls for access to medicines revolution

Leaders and health and trade experts united in Lilongwe, Malawi to call for greater coherence between national laws and regional frameworks to increase access to lifesaving medicines, vaccines and…  



Fighting HIV and Injustice

Fighting HIV and injustice. Putting human rights at the centre of the HIV response.  


How technology is helping India move toward smart service delivery

An innovation being rolled out by India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is making the jobs of thousands of health care workers across the country more efficient and helping to secure the…  


Vulnerable to violence: Empowering women in South Sudan

It is a violation of human rights, a major global health problem, and is experienced by approximately one in three women worldwide. Yet the fight to end violence against women is too often overlooked…  


Tobacco kills more than 7 million people per year and is costing the world economy USD 1.4 trillion annually

A new report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) echoes the theme of this year’s World No Tobacco Day…  

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