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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 14:11

Ambition and Action in Nutrition 2016-2025


In the context of a renewed global momentum for improving nutrition and a resultant increased complexity of the nutrition landscape, the Programme Area Network on Nutrition developed a fit-for-purpose and coherent nutrition strategy, WHO’s Ambition and Action in Nutrition 2016-2025. This has been the first-ever strategic exercise on nutrition undertaken by WHO. The strategy was developed in the context of the internal WHO reform.

WHO’s Ambition and Action in Nutrition 2016-2025 is anchored in the six global targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition and the global diet-related NCD targets. It was developed in consultation with more than 100 WHO staff and multiple partners over an 18-month period.

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The economic cost of tobacco use is a well-studied issue in the context of high-income countries.This is partly because the tobacco epidemic is at an early stage in LMICs. 

This study aims at estimating the economic cost of tobacco use in Uganda. To read and download the Factsheet on Health Cost of Tobacco use in Uganda, click here

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:45

Health Cost Of Tobacco Use In Uganda

The economic cost of tobacco use is a well-studied issue in the context of high-income countries. It has been measured in only a handful of low and middle-income countries (LMICs). This is partly because the tobacco epidemic is at an early stage in LMICs. Hence, the adverse health consequences of tobacco use are not felt as hard as is in high-income countries.

This study aims at estimating the economic cost of tobacco use in Uganda. As a benchmark, the study will make tobacco control communities, including professionals and policy makers, aware of the current harms caused by tobacco use to the economy. Consequently, this would lead them to take appropriate measures to prevent the epidemic.

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Sunday, 11 June 2017 10:31

Tobacco and It's Environmental Impact

Over view

This overview assembles existing evidence on the ways in which tobacco affects human well-being from an environmental perspective – i.e. the indirect social and economic damage caused by the cultivation, production, distribution, consumption, and waste generated by tobacco products.

It uses a life cycle analysis to track tobacco use across the full process of cultivation, production and consumption. In doing so it draws attention to gaps in the scientific evidence – particularly where the only data available are those currently self-reported by the tobacco companies themselves – and indicates where objective research could hold the greatest benefits to improving understanding of the relationship between tobacco and the environment.

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Estimates of Unit Costs for Patient Services for Uganda

The table on Hospital Costs presents the estimated cost per hospital stay and per outpatient visit by hospital level1. Unit costs are specific to public hospitals, with occupancy 
rate of 80% and representing the "hotel" component of hospital costs, i.e., excluding drugs and diagnostic tests 
and including other costs such as personnel, capital and food costs.

The table on Health Centre Costs presents cost per visit for primary care facilities, i.e. health centres, 
at different levels of population coverage. It includes all cost components 
including depreciated capital items but excludes drugs and diagnostics.

The results are presented in International dollars and local currency units of 2005.

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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 17:45

The 2016 Global Nutrition Report

On 14 June 2016, the independent and comprehensive annual review of the state of the world’s nutrition, the Global Nutrition Report, was launched simultaneously in multiple locations around the world. The Global Nutrition Report is a multipartner initiative that holds a mirror up to the successes and failures of meeting intergovernmental nutrition targets. It documents progress on commitments made on the global stage, and it recommends actions to accelerate that progress.

This third edition of the Global Nutrition Report aims to be a beacon, providing examples of change and identifying opportunities for action. The 2016 report focuses on the theme of making—and measuring— SMART commitments to nutrition and identifying what it will take to end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030.