WHO celebrates its 75th anniversary on World Health Day 2023

On the 7th April, the WHO celebrated its 75th anniversary alongside the 2023 edition of World Health Day. This milestone event was an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the WHO over its history, in improving health and wellbeing across the globe and protecting vulnerable populations. A video was produced by WHO in recognition of this event, which can be found here. It contains a strong message of the importance of international collaboration for disease prevention.

WHO launches new app to boost physical activity levels in children

On the eve of the 2022 football World Cup, the World Health Organization has launched, in collaboration with FIFA, a new digital app to help increase physical activity levels in young people. The WHO recommends all children and adolescents practice 60 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical per day, including activities that strengthen muscles and bones at least three times a week. Yet, more than 80% of adolescents do not meet these recommendations.