Press Release

Statement by WHO Director-General on World Health Day 2019

WHO was born on 7 April 1948 with a clear and ambitious vision: a world in which all people enjoy the highest attainable standard of health. Although we have made enormous progress in recent years against some of the world’s leading causes of death and disease, we still have a lot of work to do […]

Thought Leadership Series UHC

Fighting Fake Drugs Is Fighting For Universal Health Coverage: World Health Day 2019 – Op-Ed

Editor’s Note: This week’s Op-Ed comes from Howard Catton, CEO of The International Council of Nurses (ICN). Ahead of World Health Day 2019, which is on Sunday, April 7th, he writes about the importance of the fight against counterfeit drugs through training and the use of technology and how this is critical if Nigeria and […]


The Foundation of Human Solidarity – Strengthening Accountability in African Healthcare Systems

“Tell me how you will measure me, and I will tell you how I will behave” – Eliyahu M. Goldratt When thinking about accountability, it is not wrong to think of things that can be measured and as in Goldratt’s quote above, measurement systems can help people to tailor their behaviour and performance accordingly, to […]

Events Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

How safe is our Food?

Today is World Health Day, and the theme for this year is “Food safety: from farm to plate, make food safe”. The World Health Organization, concerned by the toll that foodborne diseases cause to human health, adopted a resolution recognising food safety as an essential public health function in 2000. The concept of food safety […]