The strategy involves vaccinating 90% of girls by the age of 15, screening 70% of women by the age of 35 and again by the age of 45, and treating 90% of women identified with cervical disease.
World Economic Forum governmental and corporate leaders in Davos, Switzerland have launched a plan to plant one trillion trees around the world.
“The decrease we are seeing in several major cholera-endemic countries demonstrates the increased engagement of countries in global efforts to slow and prevent cholera outbreaks and shows the vital role of mass cholera vaccination campaigns,” said the WHO Director-General.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has made history and removed transgender from its list of ‘mental disorders.’
The World Bank has announced a 10-year Global Sustainable Development bond on May 16. The investment goal of ¬1.5 billion was significantly oversubscribed, reaching ¬2 billion from 69 investors.
World Bank Group is providing USD$22.5 billion to Africa for climate mitigation and adaptation across five years beginning with 2021, adding to the $17 billion already committed through the Africa Climate Business Plan.
Launched on March 1, the Bangladesh Scaling-up Renewable Energy Project will provide $185 million to add up to 310 MW in renewable energy and aims to mobilize a further $212 million in private sector investment.
Global health experts at the United Nations are recommending that marijuana and its key components be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties. WHO is also moving to make clear that CBD-focused preparations containing no more than 0.2 percent THC are “not under international control” at all.
The World Bank said the move represented a significantly ramped up ambition to tackle climate change, sending an important signal to the wider global community to do the same.
The United Nations on Wednesday lifted sanctions on Eritrea, bolstering the precarious peace in one of the world’s most volatile and strategic corners.