Feeling sad consistently?
Losing interest in activities you normally enjoy?
Unable to carry out daily activities for 2 weeks or more?
You might be going through depression.
Depression can happen to anybody and is not a sign of weakness.
- Newborns should be kept in skin-to-skin contact on their mother’s chest and enabled to breastfeed.
- Small and preterm babies should be kept warm at all times and fed with their mothers’ own breast milk
- No woman should be subjected to harmful practices during labour, childbirth, and the early postnatal period.
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303 000 women die every year during pregnancy and childbirth. 2.7 million babies die in the first 28 days of their lives. Better care can reduce these deaths.

Read about the 10 ways to improve the quality of care in health facilities:


10 Ways to improve the quality of care in health facilities

International Childhood Cancer Day is held annually on 15 February to raise awareness about #childhoodcancer and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and their families.

The Day spotlights the need for better treatment and care for all children with #cancer, everywhere. While childhood cancers represent a small fraction of total cancers, more than 150,000...
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Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number 1 cause of death globally: more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. Most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing behavioural risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol using population-wide strategies.

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)

Epilepsy: who does What?
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Today is Epilepsy Day. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain that affects people worldwide. It is characterized by recurrent seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement that may involve a part of the body (partial) or the entire body (generalized).
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يعاني نحو 50 مليون شخص حول العالم من الصرع، ما يجعله المرض العصبي الأوسع انتشاراً على الصعيد العالمي.
يستجيب الأشخاص المصابون بالصرع للعلاج في نحو 70% من الحالات.
اليوم هو يوم مكافحة الصرع.
والصرع اضطراب عصبي مزمن يصيب الدماغ ويتأثر به الأشخاص في جميع أنحاء العالم. ويتميز بنوبات متكررة، هي عبارة عن نوبات وجيزة من الحركة اللاإرادية التي قد تخص جزءاً من الجسم (جزئية) أو الجسم كله (عامة).
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Sana’a, 12 February 2017 — The World Health Organization (WHO) has scaled up its response in several districts of Al-Hudaydah governorate, where more than 8000 internally displaced persons have arrived to escape intense fighting in Al-Mokha City in Taizz governorate.

WHO EMRO | WHO responds to health needs of populations fleeing conflict in Al-Mokha City in Taizz governorate, Yemen | Yemen-news | Yemen

بمناسبة اليوم العالمي لمكافحة السرطان، إليك بعض الطرق للحد من خطر تعرضك للإصابة بهذا المرض.
معاً يمكننا هزيمة السرطان.
Early diagnosis is key to increasing chances of people surviving cancer.

Strategies to strengthen early diagnosis are feasible and effective, irrespective of the level of health system development.

WHO is issuing new early diagnosis guidance for governments on how to improve early diagnosis of cancer.
Tomorrow, 4 February, is the World Cancer Day.
The global cancer burden is growing, particularly in low and middle-income countries. Deaths increased to 8.8 million cases in 2015 Compared to 8.2 million deaths in 2012.

In 2010, the total cost of cancer was estimated at US$1.16 trillion. This cost is on the rise.

Early diagnosis can save millions of lives.
Worldwide, 81% of school-aged children are not active enough.
Regular Physical Activity helps to maintain a healthy body. Some physical activity is better than none.

10 facts on physical activity

31 January 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Today, Heads of State from across Africa endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunization, also known as the Ministerial Declaration on Universal Access to Immunization, a historic and timely pledge to ensure that everyone in Africa – regardless of who they are...

WHO EMRO | Historic commitment from African Heads of State to advance immunization in Africa | News | Media centre

يوم الميلاد يمكن أن يكون وقتاً خطيراً على الأمهات والأطفال. ففي كل عام يتوفى 2.7 مليون رضيع وتقضي 303000 أم نحبها أثناء الولادة. يفتقر 60% من البلدان إلى النظم الملائمة لحساب عدد الوفيات والولادات بين الأمهات وحديثي الولادة. إتاحة بيانات أفضل، يسهم في إنقاذ الأرواح.
Are you wondering what we do to prepare for & respond to disease outbreaks in the Region? Answers here:

WHO EMRO | 2016 in review | Surveillance-infocus | Surveillance, forecasting and response