• Global Recommendations on Physical activity for Health

    Globally, six percent of deaths are attributed to physical inactivity. This follows high blood pressure (13%), tobacco use (9%) and is equal to high blood glucose (6%). Moreover, physical inactivity is the main cause for approximately 21–25% of breast and colon cancers, 27% of diabetes and 30% of ischaemic heart disease burden.

  • Move: 10 tips for not abandoning exercising

    The motivation of the beginner may diminish as the days pass. Here's how not to give up Those who decide to abandon the sedentary to walking or even running usually report high motivation in the first week of physical activity. With each passing day, however, the motivation may decrease, especially if there is no planning for the exercises. Have company and be at a nice place to encourage physical activity.
  • Reducing child mortality rates a top priority

    Each locality should prioritise its investment in ethnic and poorer regions to protect the lives of children, said an official of the Ministry of Public Health.

  • Measles campaign to vaccinate 7.5m children

    A new campaign launched by the Ministry of Health, including two vaccinations against measles for children aged between nine and 18 months, will cover 7.5 million children nationwide from September 24, in an effort to cover at least 95 percent of the target population.
  • Integrating HIV/AIDS with Women’s and Children’s Health Programmes Critical to Success

    “Addressing HIV/AIDS and improving women’s and children’s health are inextricably linked,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “One cannot succeed without the other.”