Mayors have the power to make decisions that affect the health of millions of people. The solutions are often simple and affordable. For healthy cities, the missing piece is political will.

Watch WHO Director-General Dr Tedros address WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addresses the delegations of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network Summit of Mayors, held in Copenhagen, Denmark 12-13 February, 2018

More information: http://www.who.int/phe/en/


The World Health Organization, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Ghana, has been working to address Ghana’s epilepsy treatment gap since 2012. This video highlights a demonstration project that introduced simple, cost-effective interventions in 10 districts to increase access to treatment for epilepsy. Between 2012 and 2016 the project team provided treatment and care to more than 2700 people living with epilepsy that had not been diagnosed before the project. Service coverage increased from 14% to 38% in four years. Over three-quarters of the patients receiving treatment through the project reported significant improvements in their quality of life.

For more information: http://www.who.int/epilepsy


In Viet Nam, a country of more than 92 million people, it is estimated that 460 000 people live with epilepsy. Nearly 80% of them do not have access to the treatment they need. To address this treatment gap, the Ministry of Health of Viet Nam, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, launched the Fight Against Epilepsy Initiative in 2012 in 82 communes within the country. This video highlights the stories of people involved in the Initiative, which provided treatment and care to more 600 people living with epilepsy, who had not previously been diagnosed. The treatment gap across project sites was reduced by 38%.
For more information: http://www.who.int/epilepsy


In response to huge population movements in the last year, WHO has ramped up health support to camps in north-eastern Syria, including at this stationary clinic in Ain Issa Camp in Raqqa governorate, which hosts 18,000 displaced Syrians.


Pour éradiquer la poliomyélite, nous devons enrayer la propagation de toutes les souches du virus, y compris les poliovirus dérivés d’une souche vaccinale. Cette courte vidéo explique comment ces souches vaccinales rares apparaissent et comment en arrêter la propagation.


للقضاء على شلل الأطفال، نحن بحاجة إلى وقف جميع سلالات الفيروس، بما في ذلك فيروس شلل الأطفال المستمد من اللقاح. يوضح هذا الفيديو القصير كيف تظهر هذه السلالات الفيروسية النادرة وكيفية وقفها.


Cada vez que la poliomielitis paraliza a un niño en algún país, la Organización Mundial de la Salud y sus asociados de la Iniciativa de Erradicación Mundial de la Poliomielitis actúan rápidamente para detener el brote.


To eradicate polio, we need to stop all strains of the virus, including vaccine-derived polioviruses. This short video explains how these rare virus strains emerge and how to stop them.


A busca pelo poliovírus é iniciada cada vez que uma criança é afetada pela paralisia flácida aguda. Desde as comunidades mais remotas até o laboratório, a Organização Mundial da Saúde certifica-se de que os componentes do sistema de vigilância trabalhem juntos para encontrar e interromper o vírus da pólio em qualquer parte do mundo onde estiver circulando.


Cada vez que detecta a un niño con parálisis flácida aguda se activa la búsqueda del poliovirus causante. Desde las comunidades más remotas hasta el laboratorio, la Organización Mundial de la Salud vela por que los componentes del sistema de vigilancia epidemiológica trabajen conjuntamente para localizar y eliminar el poliovirus si se encuentra activo en alguna parte del mundo.


To eradicate polio, we need to stop all strains of the virus, including vaccine-derived polioviruses. This short video explains how these rare virus strains emerge and how to stop them.


Algumas crianças vivem em lugares difíceis de alcançar com vacinas contra a poliomielite. A Organização Mundial da Saúde ajuda a garantir que todas as crianças em países vulneráveis recebam vacinas contra a pólio, incluindo aquelas que estejam em processo de migração, vivendo em zonas de conflito ou em comunidades remotas.


Algunos niños viven en lugares a los que es más difícil llegar con vacunas antipoliomielíticas. En todos los países vulnerables, la Organización Mundial de la Salud ayuda a garantizar que estas vacunas se administran a todos los niños, incluso a los de poblaciones en tránsito y a los que viven en zonas de conflicto o en comunidades remotas.


Sempre que uma criança é paralisada pela pólio em qualquer país, a Organização Mundial da Saúde e os parceiros da Iniciativa Global de Erradicação da Pólio agem rapidamente para interromper o surto.


Through the Rapid Access Expansion Programme (RAcE) in Nigeria, community health workers have treated over 1.25 million cases of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea in children under five. RAcE, funded by Global Affairs Canada through the World Health Organization and led by the Ministry of Health in Niger and Abia states, has successfully demonstrated the feasibility and scalability of integrated community case management (iCCM) for childhood illnesses.

For more information:
www.who.int/malaria/areas/rapid_access_expansion_2015/en