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 New technology strengthens Africa's health workforce | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:00

This episode focuses on how new technology is helping to strengthen Africa's health workforce to address the enormous public health challenges there.

 About two out of five cancers can be prevented | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:40

As we mark World Cancer Day, this episode focuses on cancer prevention. Each year, over 12 million people are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer kills more people than AIDS, malaria, and TB combined but the good news is that approximately two out of five cancers are potentially preventable.

 WHO's critical contribution in the humanitarian health response | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:36

Haiti's earthquake ranks among the most devastating and logistically challenging in recent history. Before the earthquake, Haiti already suffered from high rates of maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS and malnutrition. Listen to what WHO and others are doing for the huge numbers of people needing surgery and other medical treatment.

 Haiti earthquake: the emergency health response | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:42

The severe earthquake that struck Haiti and the Dominican Republic has inflicted large-scale damage, including to hospitals and health facilities. In this episode we talk to WHO experts about the situation and the emergency health response.

 Successes and challenges of 2009 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:17

The headline that dominated the year was easily the H1N1 pandemic. On 11 June, 2009, WHO declared the start of the first influenza pandemic since 1968. In this episode we listen to WHO's Director-General Dr Margaret Chan, discuss the successes and challenges of 2009.

 Climate change and the implications on human health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:23

We now know that climate change aggravates health problems, most of which are concentrated in the developing world. This episode discusses the impact on human health of climate change.

 Implementing smoke-free environments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:58

This episode focuses on the damage caused by second-hand smoke, and what some countries are doing to mitigate its harmful effects.

 20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:58

The Convention is the key piece of international law for the protection and fulfilment of the health, developmental, social, economic, and cultural needs of all children. WHO uses the CRC and works with countries to get the right laws and policies in place so that all kids get the food they need, the right treatment when they get sick, and grow up to be healthy adults.

 Women and health: today's evidence tomorrow's agenda | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:10

A new report recently launched - - provides a baseline of data about the health of women and girls throughout the life-course, in different parts of the world, and in different groups within countries.

 Raising awareness about breast cancer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:45

October is and in this episode we look at how a disease once considered a close companion of affluent societies has moved to the developing world.

 Providing health care in times of crisis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:02

To mark the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction, we look at why hospitals must be ready to provide health care in times of crisis.

 Progress report on the fight against HIV/AIDS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:18

More than four million HIV-positive people are now receiving life-saving treatment. In this episode we look at a new report that shows progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS as well as some of the challenges that lie ahead.

 Progress in preventing violence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:43

Violence kills as many people as tuberculosis and approximately one and a half times as many people as malaria. In this episode, we look at the magnitude of the problem and what some countries are doing to prevent violence.

 Suicide risk high for young people | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:50

A recent WHO study shows that young people are often at risk, and that suicide is the second largest cause of mortality in the 10-24 age group. However, there are different risk factors in different cultures.

 Conflict, flooding pose health risks in the Philippines | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:35

Battered by conflict and flooding, hundreds of thousands of people in the Philippines have been displaced and face multiple health risks. In this episode we look at how WHO is working to respond to the enormous health challenges they face.


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