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World Health Day

World Health Day 2015: From Farm to Plate, Make Food Safe

Keiji Fukuda | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
Keiji Fukuda

Creating more sustained awareness is one of the keys to better public health. Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death in children aged under five years and much of this is preventable. This is one reason why World Health Day this year is focused on food safety.

A Healthier Way to Buy Groceries Is on the Way

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The bottom line is that FoodSwitch can help consumers make better, heart-healthier decisions in a quick, easy way. Such scrutiny could push food makers to improve their products, and perhaps serve as a surveillance tool for policy-makers and other regulators.

Meatless Monday: World Health Day -- Making All Health Break Loose

Ellen Kanner | Posted 04.06.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Individual food choices are a big wellness factor. If you want to get serious about your health, get a jump on World Heath Day tomorrow by making today meatless.

Health Needs of People With Intellectual Disabilities Need Closer Examination

Mary Davis | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Mary Davis

"You can't compete if your feet hurt, if your teeth hurt or if your ears ache."

On World Health Day, Take Heart in Knowing the Global Fight Is Going Strong

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

When the visionary leaders who created the United Nations got down to business, one of the first subjects they tackled was trying to improve the health of people all around the world.

World Health Day

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

The global health community has a huge task ahead in order to control or eliminate the worst neglected tropical diseases transmitted by insects or snails.

World Health Day: A Collaborative Partnership With Civil Society Is Needed

Amb. Ufuk Gokcen | Posted 04.08.2013 | Religion
Amb. Ufuk Gokcen

Singularly combating specific diseases will not lead to widespread access to healthcare or eradication of diseases like polio or tuberculosis. This is particularly true in developing countries due to complexities of the challenges involved.

On World Health Day, Let's Foster "Healthy" Businesses to Improve Global Health

Dr. Naveen Rao | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Dr. Naveen Rao

It's typical to assume that managing public health challenges in the developing world is the primary responsibility of the public sector. And that's not wrong: a well-functioning public health system is fundamental to saving more lives and keeping more people healthy.

PHOTOS: The Heat's First Lady Helps Miami Set A Record

| Jipsy | Posted 06.09.2012 | Miami

Evian celebrated World Health Day in Miami presenting Live Young, Skate On! at Collins Park in Miami Beach. Hundreds of skate fans came out to help se...

Health and Work in the Age of Aging

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.06.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As life-spans routinely stretch into the 80s and 90s and as birth rates continue to drop to unprecedented lows, the importance of maintaining health as we age becomes even more crucial.

How the Baby Boomers Are Reinventing Old Age

Dr. Alexandre Kalache | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Dr. Alexandre Kalache

We need an entirely different approach, something that recognizes that growing into old age is a long transition taking 20 or 30 years, rather than a sudden cutting off point. It should mean more flexibility in the workplace.

World Health Day: Charting a Course Ahead on Malnutrition

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Marc Van Ameringen

World Health Day is an opportunity to reflect on what's been achieved, the challenges that lie immediately ahead, and focus on the future. Particularly for malnutrition, this yearly event is vital.

World Health Day 2010: Key Facts, History, Issues, Events (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

World Health Day 2010 is being celebrated today, April 7, 2010, raising awareness about key health issues worldwide. World Health Day is an annual ...

A Wag Of My Finger: American Express Launches Partnership with Dunkin' Donuts on World Health Day! REALLY?

Alana B. Elias Kornfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alana B. Elias Kornfeld

In the midst of a national obesity crisis and the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression, you brilliantly decide to give your card-wielding members the privilege of stuffing themselves with cream-filled insulin shots for a go at free money. Why?!

World Health Day: Somalia Struggles To Provide Healthcare

allAfrica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

World Health Day on 7 April is just another difficult day for medical personnel in Mogadishu, capital of war-torn Somalia, where threats and intimidat...

World Health Day: Mobile Technology Revolutionizes Healthcare Delivery In Developing World

Huffington Post Contributor | Dr. Daniel J. Carucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In places where there are few cars, where roads remain unpaved, where basic infrastructure services such as clean water and electricity are scant, mob...