18 September 2014 -- Intensified conflict has sparked a massive displacement of people across Iraq, especially in the north, posing a wide range of health threats. As part of the humanitarian response, WHO and partners are responding by controlling disease outbreaks, supplying medicines and strengthening hospitals, clinics and the health workforce.
16 September 2014 -- New data released show that under 5 mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013. But overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under 5 mortality by 2015. In 2013, 2.8 million babies died within the first month of life, which represents about 44% of all under 5 deaths. This year WHO, UNICEF and partners issued the first-ever global plan to end preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths by 2035.
18 September 2014 -- Food and drink marketing is vast and increasingly sophisticated, and children are among its prime targets. Food advertising and other forms of marketing influence children’s food preferences, purchasing behaviour and overall dietary behaviour. This feature story from the UK highlights how marketing restrictions have had a significant impact.