Keeping mothers and babies together after birth improves survival rates for babies born early or small

Agere Molla and her husband Solomon Minayehu provide skin-to-skin care to their premature twins at Felege Hiwot Hospital in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. © WHO / Hilina Abebe.




Millions of tonnes of toxic electronic waste are dumped each year, putting children’s health at risk.

The Felipe Cardozo neighbourhood is a settlement located across from the main garbage dump in Montevideo. © WHO / Blink Media / Tali Kimelman


Remaining active and engaged in society has a major influence on health in older people.

Khoo Kim Chai, Chua Cheng Leong and Cheng Wang Moy enjoy a virtual performance during Variety Hour in Outram Community Hospital in Singapore. © WHO / Blink Media / Juliana Tan


The disease can be eliminated with improved access to vaccination, screening and treatment.

Nurse Peace counsels a patient prior to a cervical cancer screening in Minna, Nigeria. © WHO / Blink Media / Etinosa Yvonne


In the past 18 months, health workers from 92 facilities around the country have been trained in primary ear and hearing care.

Alice Makofi with her daughter Memory Chisenga at their home in Chambeshi Village, Zambia. Memory recieved treatment for a severe ear infection at a health facility in their district. © WHO / Gareth Bentley


In response to rising rates of noncommunicable diseases, NCD Coordinators like Virginia Legaile work with patients to improve their health from a holistic perspective.

Virginia Legaile, a nurse and NCD coordinator, holds pineapple and wheat from her garden. © WHO / Neil Nuia


By testing procedures, simulation exercises help prepare countries for successful vaccine roll-outs.

Rajwantee Lutchman, a registered nurse, practices the steps to administer COVID-19 vaccine during a simulation exercise at the Siparia District Health Facility on 6 March 2021. © WHO/ Kibwe Brathwaite


Everyone, everywhere can do their part in helping to vaccinate the world and end the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spray Eshaghzay draws vaccine from a vial at a WHO-supported COVID-19 vaccinators’ training session at the office of the Agency for Assistance and Development of Afghanistan (AADA) in Herat, Afghanistan. © WHO / Andrew Quilty

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