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World Health Organization Podcast



The WHO podcast brings you public health information and related news from around the world.



 



Preparing for Zika

19 September 2017 00:09:00 +0200

Infectious disease outbreaks are no longer just about bacteria and viruses, but also the social and economic world we create.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO-POD_Zika_Evidence_In_Action_episode5_29AUG2017.mp3




Researching Zika

15 May 2017 11:00:00 +0200

Research can put a human face on health emergencies and help us respond to them more effectively.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO-POD_Zika_Evidence_In_Action_episode4_12MAY2017.mp3




Ethics and Zika virus

12 April 2017 11:00:00 +0200

Evidence is not enough to shape health policy and practice. We also need to consider bioethics to take the right action for society.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO-POD_Zika_Evidence_In_Action_episode3_13APR2017.mp3




Long-term management of congenital Zika virus syndrome

29 March 2017 11:00:00 +0200

Is microcephaly just the tip of an enormous iceberg? Dr Vanessa van der Linden was the first doctor to make the connection between Zika virus infection and babies born with microcephaly.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO-POD_Zika_Evidence_In_Action_episode2_30MAR2017.mp3




Zika epidemiology

Mon, 20 March 2017 11:00:00 +0200

How can epidemiology help solve some of the mysteries around Zika virus transmission and the rare but serious neurological disorders associated with it, in particular Guillain-Barr頳yndrome and microcephaly?


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO-POD_Zika_Evidence_In_Action_episode1_13MAR2017.mp3




Mental health atlas 2011

Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:00:00 +0200

One in four people develop some kind of mental illness at some point in their lives. WHO's Mental health atlas 2011 examines the extent of mental health needs and services around the world.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_114.mp3




The first official World Hepatitis Day, 28th July

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:00:00 +0200

World Health Organization has declared the 28th July as World Hepatitis Day. The slogan for this first year is "Know it. Confront it. Hepatitis affects everyone, everywhere".


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_113.mp3




World Report on disability podcast

Fri, 10 Jun 2011 12:00:00 +0200

In New York this week, the World Health Organization, together with the World Bank, launched the first ever World report on disability.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_112.mp3




World Health Day 2011: combat drug resistance

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 14:00:00 +0200

This year's World Health Day focuses on the dangers of resistance to today's infection-fighting wonder drugs. The world is on the brink of losing these miracle cures.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_111.mp3




Worldwide alcohol trends

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 10:00:00 +0200

New and comprehensive study on the consumption of alcohol reveals worrying trends on alcohol use around the world.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_110.mp3




Physical activity a key in preventing some cancers

Wed, 07 Feb 2011 14:00:00 +0200

Low levels of physical activity are associated with a high risk of colon cancer and breast cancer.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_109.mp3




Tracking resources for women's and children's health

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 16:00:00 +0200

A newly formed Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health will track resources pledged to actual results. The Commission will provide evidence of which programmes are most effective in saving the lives of women and children and ensure that the money doesn't get swallowed up through inefficiency or corruption.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_108.mp3




World Health Report 2010: the path to universal coverage

Fri, 03 Dec 2010 16:00:00 +0200

The World health report 2010 focuses on how to pay for health care. The report looks at how to raise sufficient funds, how to raise funds fairly and how to get better value for money by becoming more efficient.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_107.mp3




Improving cancer control in developing countriese

Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:00:00 +0200

Three-quarters of cancer deaths occur in developing countries where the resources needed to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer are severely limited. As a result WHO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have created a Joint Programme on Cancer Control focusing on the needs of developing countries.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_106.mp3




Mental health Intervention guide to make care more accessible

Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:00:00 +0200

WHO estimates that over 75% of people living in developing countries do not receive any mental health treatment or care. A new, easy-to-use guide to identify and provide care for mental health disorders will help expand care at a cost that is affordable, even for low- and middle-income countries.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_105.mp3




Challenges still remain after the floods in Pakistan

Fri, 24 Sep 2010 10:00:00 +0200

The floods in Pakistan have had an enormous consequences for the health of millions of people. They have also impacted the ability to deliver emergency and routine health care across the country.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_104.mp3




World Humanitarian Day

Thu, 19 Aug 2010 10:00:00 +0200

Thousands of humanitarian workers, either with local organizations or international bodies like WHO, strive during crises, to ensure survivors have access to the most basic human rights, including health, shelter and food.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_103.mp3




Good health in youth sets the stage for well-being in later life

Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:00:00 +0200

Many young people engage in behaviours that are dangerous not only to their current state of health, but also puts their health at risk for years to come.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_102.mp3




Organ donors still scarce

Fri, 06 Aug 2010 15:00:00 +0200

Demand for organs outstrips supply in almost every country of the world. In many places the wait for an organ can be measured in years. One way to improve the situation is by donors making sure their families understand their wishes, which allows doctors to proceed with the donation process.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_101.mp3




Improving health workforce migration

Fri, 09 Jul 2010 15:00:00 +0200

High-income countries are increasingly dependent on doctors and nurses who have been trained abroad. But the migration of health workers weakens the health systems in the countries of origin. WHO's Code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel aims to achieve a balance between the interests of health workers, source countries and destination countries.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_100.mp3




Polio: the fight till eradication

Fri, 02 Jul 2010 10:00:00 +0200

Polio eradication is at a critical juncture. While the world is close to stamping out polio, this will require renewed commitment. Specifically it will entail renewed political, financial and scientific commitment.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_099.mp3




Anniversary of smallpox eradication

Fri, 18 Jun 2010 10:00:00 +0200

A statue was erected to mark the 30th anniversary of smallpox eradication. In this podcast past members of the Smallpox Eradication Programme explain challenges they faced in eradicating the disease.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_097.mp3




Harmful effects of tobacco marketing and smoke on women and girls

Wed, 09 Jun 2010 10:00:00 +0200

World No Tobacco Day 2010 draws particular attention to female smokers. Women and girls are a major target for the tobacco industry.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_098.mp3




Appropriate antivenoms an effective treatment for snakebites

Fri, 28 May 2010 17:00:00 +0200

In contrast to many other serious health conditions, a highly effective treatment to snakebites exists. Most deaths and serious consequences from snakebites are entirely preventable by making antivenom more widely available.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_096.mp3




Clean hands can prevent the spread of disease

Fri, 07 May 2010 18:00:00 +0200

The WHO "Save lives: clean your hands" campaign invites healthcare workers, hospitals and organizations around the world to actively promote improved hand hygiene to reduce infections.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_095.mp3




Diagnostic tests can help Count Malaria Out

Fri, 23 Apr 2010 18:00:00 +0200

Better diagnostic testing may be a key to count malaria cases and help defeat the disease. Also better tests will more accurately identify who actually has the disease, make sure people get the correct medicines and prevent the misuse of malaria drugs.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_094.mp3




How urban policies can make city living healthier and safer

Fri, 09 Apr 2010 18:00:00 +0200

With the majority of the world's population living in cities and towns, this podcast marking World Health Day addresses ways to build healthy and safe urban environments.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_093.mp3




Marking International Women's Day

Fri, 12 Mar 2010 18:00:00 +0200

This episode marking International Women's Day looks at women through the themes of education, health care and armed conflict.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_092.mp3




Anti-tobacco conventions fifth anniversary

Fri, 26 Feb 2010 18:00:00 +0200

The fifth anniversary of worlds first global public health treaty, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control provides a time to reflect on its achievements.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_091.mp3




New technology strengthens Africa's health workforce

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 18:00:00 +0200

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


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_090.mp3




About two out of five cancers can be prevented

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 10:00:00 +0200

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.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_089.mp3




WHO's critical contribution in the humanitarian health response

Fri, 22 Jan 2010 18:00:00 +0200

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.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_088.mp3




Haiti earthquake: the emergency health response

Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:00:00 +0200

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.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_087.mp3




Successes and challenges of 2009

Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:00:00 +0200

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.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_086.mp3




Climate change and the implications on human health

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 15:00:00 +0200

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.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_085.mp3




Implementing smoke-free environments

Fri, 11 Dec 2009 15:00:00 +0200

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


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_084.mp3




20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:00:00 +0200

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.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_083.mp3




Women and health: today's evidence tomorrow's agenda

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:00:00 +0200

A new report recently launched -


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_082.mp3







Providing health care in times of crisis

Wed, 14 Oct 2009 17:00:00 +0200

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.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_080.mp3




Progress report on the fight against HIV/AIDS

Fri, 02 Oct 2009 17:00:00 +0200

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.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_079.mp3




Progress in preventing violence

Mon, 21 Sep 2009 13:00:00 +0200

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.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_078.mp3




Suicide risk high for young people

Tue, 15 Sep 2009 13:00:00 +0200

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.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_077.mp3




Conflict, flooding pose health risks in the Philippines

Mon, 07 Sep 2009 13:00:00 +0200

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.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_076.mp3




First World Humanitarian Day celebrated

Tue, 18 Aug 2009 13:00:00 +0200

For the first ever World Humanitarian Day, this podcast focuses on how WHO works in the world's most dangerous regions to save lives.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_075.mp3




The importance of breastfeeding during emergencies

Tue, 04 Aug 2009 13:00:00 +0200

This year the focus of World Breastfeeding Week is on the importance of breastfeeding during emergencies such as war or natural disasters. Emergencies jeopardize the health and survival of large populations, with infants being the most vulnerable. But breastfeeding in emergency situations can be a lifesaver.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_074.mp3




Progress to help eliminate river blindness

Wed, 22 Jul 2009 16:00:00 +0200

Drug studies are showing that treatment for onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, could help to eliminate this debilitating skin disease. River blindness affects 37 million people, mostly living in poor, rural African communities.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_073.mp3




Health services under siege in northwest Pakistan

Thu, 9 Jul 2009 10:00:00 +0200

Two million people have been displaced by the conflict in northwest Pakistan, putting the region's health services under siege. In this episode, we report on how WHO and its partners in Pakistan are facing the challenge.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_072.mp3




First report on global road safety published

Wed, 24 Jun 2009 15:00:00 +0200

Road traffic crashes around the world take the lives of 1.2 million people every year. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are most at risk, finds the first global assessment of road safety.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_071.mp3




Persons with disabilities particularly vulnerable to HIV/AIDS

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 17:00:00 +0200

About 10 percent of the world's population have a disability. In this episode, we look at why they are particularly vulnerable to HIV and AIDS.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_070.mp3




Tobacco packages must display pictorial warnings

Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:00:00 +0200

WHO is urging that governments require tobacco companies to put pictures on their products to make people aware of the sickness and suffering caused by tobacco use.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_069.mp3




World Health Assembly meets amid concerns about flu pandemic

Thu, 28 Apr 2009 17:00:00 +0200

The 62nd session of the World Health Assembly took place in Geneva in the middle of concerns about an influenza pandemic.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_068.mp3




Episode: WHO marks World Malaria Day on 25 April

Fri, 24 Apr 2009 17:00:00 +0200

In this episode, as we mark World Malaria Day on 25 April, we look at what needs to be done in all endemic regions to control, eliminate and ultimately eradicate malaria.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_067.mp3




Episode: Meningitis epidemic currently sweeping through sub-Saharan Africa

Tue, 21 Apr 2009 17:00:00 +0200

Meningitis is an infection of the meninges, the thin lining that surrounds the brain and the spinal cord. It is epidemic prone, and this episode discusses the transmission of the disease and its symptoms.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_066.mp3




Episode: Save lives: make hospitals safe in emergencies

Tue, 7 Apr 2009 17:00:00 +0200

This week, WHO has launched a campaign to make hospitals and other health facilities safe in emergencies. In this episode, we examine what the issue is.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_065.mp3




Episode: Growing drug resistance of TB a major concern

Fri, 3 Apr 2009 14:00:00 +0200

This week, in the Chinese capital of Beijing, health leaders gathered to discuss the threat of the new forms of tuberculosis that are resistant to drugs.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_064.mp3




Episode: Condoms an important form of protection from HIV

Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:00:00 +0200

Do condoms help in the prevention of HIV/AIDS transmission? We find out in this episode.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_063.mp3




Episode: Dengue epidemic in Bolivia: how dengue can be prevented

Fri, 13 Mar 2009 16:00:00 +0200

Bolivia is currently suffering one of its worst dengue epidemics in decades. In this episode, we find out the current situation there and how dengue can be prevented.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_062.mp3




Episode: Engage men in ending violence against women

Fri, 6 Mar 2009 15:00:00 +0200

Domestic violence has a big impact on women's health, both physical and mental. In this episode we find out how men can be engaged to end such violence.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_061.mp3




Episode: Access to health care difficult for people with disabilities

Fri, 20 Feb 2009 17:00:00 +0200

People with disabilities make up more than 10% of the world's population. In this episode we find out the challenges they face while trying to get health care services.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_060.mp3




Episode: Teenage pregnancies cause many health, social problems

Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:00:00 +0200

About 16 million teenage girls become mothers every year. In this episode we talk about the risks and consequences of teenage pregnancies.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_059.mp3




Episode: Prevent cancer through healthy, active childhood

Fri, 6 Feb 2009 11:30:00 +0200

On the occasion of World Cancer Day this week, this episode looks at how an active healthy childhood can prevent cancer later in life.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_058.mp3




Episode: Impact of financial crisis on global health

Mon, 19 Jan 2009 17:30:00 +0200

The financial and economic crisis is in the news everywhere. What kind of impact can it have on global health? We bring you some views from the health sector.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_057.mp3




Episode: Do lifestyle changes improve health?

Fri, 9 Jan 2009 17:30:00 +0200

Can lifestyle changes really improve people's health? In this episode we look at the evidence from new research.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_056.mp3




Episode: New report on prevention of injuries caused to children

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 17:00:00 +0200

More than 2000 children die every day as a result of unintentional or accidental injuries. In this episode, we look at how these deaths and many more lifelong disabilities can be prevented.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_055.mp3




Episode: The spread of Cholera continues in Zimbabwe

Mon, 8 Dec 2008 12:00:00 +0200

The spread of Cholera continues in Zimbabwe, with more than 12 000 cases reported, out of which 560 have died. WHO is helping the country to manage the emergency and improve its overall health system.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_054.mp3




Episode: WHO coordinates health relief to people displaced in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 17:00:00 +0200

In the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, renewed hostilities are putting health facilities under extreme pressure. We find out what is being done to provide essential health services for the people pushed out of their homes and forced to abandon their communities.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_053.mp3




Episode: A new WHO study presents the state of the world's health

Wed, 5 Nov 2008 17:00:00 +0200

WHO publishes a new a study on the global burden of disease, with comparisons between deaths, diseases and injuries by region, age, sex and country income.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_052.mp3




Episode: New programme launched to fill gap in treatment of mental disorders

Fri, 24 Oct 2008 15:00:00 +0200

WHO launches a new programme to help millions with mental disorders in the developing world.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_051.mp3




Episode: World Health Report launched, calls for return to primary health care approach

Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:00:00 +0200

The World Health Report calls for a revival of the primary health care approach to steer health systems towards better performance and greater equity.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_050.mp3




Episode: Melamine in baby food

Thu, 9 Oct 2008 13:00:00 +0200

WHO update on the situation of melamine in baby food in China.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_049.mp3




Episode: Does the electronic cigarette help smokers to quit smoking?

Fri, 26 Sep 2008 17:00:00 +0200

WHO says there is no evidence that the electronic cigarette helps smokers to quit smoking. WHO this week asked manufacturers and marketers to stop their unproved therapy claims.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_048.mp3




Episode: Progress in malaria control since 2006

Mon, 22 Sep 2008 17:00:00 +0200

The "World malaria report 2008" finds that progress in malaria control has accelerated since 2006. We look at the main findings of the report and their implications.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_047.mp3




Episode: Pakistan and Haiti in need of emergency health care

Wed, 17 Sep 2008 19:00:00 +0200

Heavy rains and flooding have made thousands of people in Pakistan and Haiti homeless and cut off their access to health care. In this episode, we find out what WHO is doing to provide emergency health care in these two countries.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_046.mp3




Episode: New vaccine to prevent meningitis epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa

Mon, 8 Sep 2008 11:00:00 +0200

A new meningitis vaccine is being introduced to prevent epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa. We find out how big a problem meningitis is and how the vaccine will help.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_045.mp3




Episode: Social inequities are killing people on a grand scale, says new report

Tue, 2 Sep 2008 11:00:00 +0200

The WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health submits its final report to the WHO Director-General.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_044.mp3




Episode: Follow-up from the International Aids Conference in Mexico

Wed, 27 Aug 2008 11:00:00 +0200

The XVII International AIDS Conference which was held in Mexico City in early August was truly an international event with participants from every corner of the world. With over 20 000 participants, this meeting was the second largest International AIDS Conference, and the largest health-related summit ever held in the southern hemisphere.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_043.mp3




Episode: Global public health and ethics

Fri, 15 Aug 2008 17:00:00 +0200

The role of ethics in global public health and the key ethical questions that arise during demographic and health surveillance discussed, in the context of this month's Bulletin of the World Health Organization.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_042.mp3




Episode: International AIDS conference opens in Mexico City; World breastfeeding week

Mon, 4 Aug 2008 14:00:00 +0200

The International AIDS conference opens today in Mexico City. One focus of the conference will be the status of the pandemic in the Americas. World Breastfeeding week raises awareness of the importance of breastfeeding for both mothers and babies; this year the focus is particularly on supporting mothers to breastfeed successfully.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_041.mp3




Episode: New funding to fight tobacco use in the developing world; shifting from emergency relief to early recovery in Myanmar

Mon, 28 Jul 2008 12:00:00 +0200

New funding announced to expand the fight against the growing use of tobacco products, specifically in the developing world; WHO and its partners shift emphasis in Myanmar from relief to early recovery, focusing particularly on rebuilding health facilities and restoring essential health services after Cyclone Nargis.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_040.mp3




Episode: WHO international staff return to work in Iraq; 2.5 billion people do not have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 12:00:00 +0200

WHO international staff return to work in Iraq after five years; and a new report says more than 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_039.mp3




Episode: European health ministers make commitments to improve health systems

Tue, 9 Jul 2008 17:00:00 +0200

Health ministers from the 53 countries of the WHO European Region have signed a new charter on health systems, committing themselves to improving the health and wealth of people in Europe.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_038.mp3




Episode: Call for action to reduce TB deaths among people living with HIV; impact of safe water on global health; ensuring baby-friendly hospitals

Thu, 27 Jun 2008 14:00:00 +0200

World leaders call for action to reduce tuberculosis deaths among people living with HIV; a new report highlights how much disease can be prevented by improving access to safe water and better sanitation and hygiene; and, a look at the achievements of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative since its launch in 1991.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_037.mp3




Episode: Polio eradication top operational priority; update on Myanmar situation; importance of volunteer blood donors

Thu, 19 Jun 2008 18:00:00 +0200

WHO makes polio eradication top operational priority; an update on the situation in Myanmar six weeks after Cyclone Nargis; and why there is a need for volunteer blood donors.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_036.mp3




Episode: 3 million now receiving life-saving HIV drugs; what WHO is doing on health impacts of climate change; campaign asks for total ban on tobacco ads

Fri, 6 Jun 2008 18:00:00 +0200

Nearly 3 million HIV-positive people are now receiving anti-retroviral therapy; a look at what WHO is doing to address health impacts of climate change; and a new campaign for a total ban on all forms of tobacco advertisements.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_035.mp3




Episode: WHO's priorities 60 years ago and now: two founding pioneers reflect

Tue, 20 May 2008 13:00:00 +0200

Two founding pioneers recount WHO's birth 60 years ago and reflect on its role today.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_034.mp3




Episode: Emergency help to cyclone-affected Myanmar; UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; volunteers help deliver treatments in Africa

Sat, 10 May 2008 18:00:00 +0200

WHO sends emergency help to people affected by Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar; the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities comes into force; and volunteers help improve treatment coverage for malaria and river blindness in Africa.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_033.mp3




Episode: Experts assess progress in tackling XDR-TB; steps to further reduce maternal and child deaths

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 18:00:00 +0200

In this episode, Experts assess progress in tackling extensively drug-resistant TB; and Countdown 2015 conference identifies steps to further reduce maternal and child deaths.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_032.mp3




Episode: World Health Day 2008 - a focus on how climate change affects human health

Tue, 8 Apr 2008 11:00:00 +0200

In this episode, On World Health Day, a look at how climate change is going to affect human health in different parts of the world.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_031.mp3




Episode: Somalia is again polio-free; role of history in public health today

Fri, 28 Mar 2008 11:00:00 +0200

In this episode, With no new cases reported in a year, Somalia is again polio-free; and why is history important for public health today?


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_030.mp3




Episode: New report on global TB control; emergency vaccination in Iraq; new edition of medical guide for ships

Thu, 20 Mar 2008 11:00:00 +0200

In this episode, The Global Tuberculosis Control 2008 report is launched; an emergency vaccination campaign takes place in Iraq; and a new edition of the International Medical Guide for Ships is published.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_029.mp3




Episode: Highest rates of multidrug-resistant TB recorded; yellow fever vaccines on their way to Paraguay

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 17:00:00 +0200

In this episode, Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has been recorded at the highest rate ever; and WHO and its partners ship vaccines to Paraguay in response to the yellow fever outbreak.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_028.mp3




Episode: New report on tobacco use and control efforts; the consequences of female genital mutilation

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 14:00:00 +0200

In this episode, WHO releases the first comprehensive analysis of tobacco use and efforts to control the tobacco epidemic, and marks 6 February as International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_027.mp3




Episode: Estimating the number of violent deaths in Iraq

Wed, 16 Jan 2008 14:00:00 +0200

In this episode, new research by WHO and the Iraqi government estimates that 151 000 Iraqis died from violence in the three years following the March 2003 invasion of the country.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_Podcast_026.mp3




Episode: Health on the climate change agenda; help for flood-hit west Africa; avian flu updates

Tue, 18 Dec 2007 14:00:00 +0200

In this episode, putting health at the centre of the climate change agenda; help for west Africa to recover from flooding; avian flu updates; Ebola outbreak in Uganda; and a new campaign to make medicines child-size.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_025.mp3




Episode: Measles deaths plunge in Africa; investigation continues into bromide poisoning in Angola; Gates Foundation and Rotary team up to finish polio; World AIDS Day

Mon, 3 Dec 2007 14:00:00 +0200

In this episode, measles vaccination in Africa results in a 90% reduction in deaths; WHO investigates bromide poisoning in Angola; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Rotary International team up against polio; and keeping women and Africa in clear view on World AIDS Day.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_024.mp3




Episode: Plan for better access to medicines; diabetes along US-Mexico border; polio outbreak in Sudan

Thu, 22 Nov 2007 14:00:00 +0200

In this episode, governments negotiate a plan to ensure people in poor countries have better access to medicines; researchers find interesting trends in diabetes along the US-Mexico border; and a field report on efforts to control a polio outbreak in Sudan.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_023.mp3




Episode: Women and childbirth, drug-resistant tuberculosis, and peanut butter for malnourished children

Fri, 22 Oct 2007 14:00:00 +0200

In this episode, why half a million women still die every year giving birth - and what can be done about it; getting medicines to people with drug-resistant tuberculosis; and how peanut butter could be the best recipe for malnourished children.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_022.mp3




Episode: Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; cholera in Iraq; and first anniversary of UNITAID

Tue, 25 Sep 2007 14:00:00 +0200

In this episode, a frontline report from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; WHO and partners respond to cholera in Iraq; and, one year on, UNITAID announces success in lowering the cost of medicines.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_021.mp3




Episode: The world health report 2007 on threats to global public health security; tracking a killer virus in the mines of Uganda

Wed, 5 Sep 2007 14:00:00 +0200

In this episode, The world health report 2007 highlights threats to global public health security, including the emerging diseases that spread from animals to humans; and tracking a killer virus in the mines of Uganda, WHO scientists believe they may have new information about Marburg fever.


Media Files:
http://terrance.who.int/mediacentre/podcasts/WHO_podcast_020.mp3