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Good Health and Well-being

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

  • [New] P&G has set a new ambition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its operations and supply chain, from raw material to retailer, by 2040 as well as interim 2030 goals to make meaningful progress this decade. Procter & Gamble
  • [New] The Scottish Government has concerns that the UK Government's proposals to remove the requirement for a pre-departure test for some travellers will weaken our ability to protect the public health of Scotland's communities. Yahoo News
  • [New] Some foods and dietary supplements that contain stanols or sterols are permitted to carry a health claim, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), saying that they may reduce the risk of heart disease when consumed in appropriate amounts. NCCIH
  • [New] Network for Disease Control by strengthening early warning systems, including epidemiological and laboratory capacity, and supporting the development of an interoperable health data network based on common standards developed by WHO, recognising that governments will move at different speeds. World Health Organization
  • [New] The Commission calls for pan-European efforts to create an interoperable health data network based on common standards developed by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, recognising that governments will move at different speeds. World Health Organization
  • [New] The EU has an apparatus for communicable disease control, based on the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, and it will be developing a specific Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority. World Health Organization
  • [New] National, European and global regulators should define disclosure and reporting standards that can raise awareness and ensure transparency of the impact of investments on health and exposure to health risks. World Health Organization
  • [New] Many European Member States of WHO are major shareholders in MDBs and funders of concessional windows, and they could push for policy changes to increase the prioritisation of health within their portfolios. World Health Organization
  • [New] Biodiversity is a crucial aspect of One Health, acting as an insurance policy against threats to human survival. World Health Organization
  • [New] Europe is especially vulnerable to any threat to health, and the world is vulnerable to any threats that emerge in Europe. World Health Organization
  • [New] While the EU decision reflects a traffic recovery that is well under way in Europe's mainly short-haul market, Asian carriers are protesting they will be unfairly penalised because their long-haul networks will take much longer to recover. Reuters
  • [New] The greatest threat to global public health into the future is the continued failure of world leaders to take adequate action to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5 °C and to restore nature. Medical Express
  • [New] The UK's overall risk status for BSE remains at controlled and there is no risk to food safety or public health. GOV.UK
  • [New] The Biden administration will extend the open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act by 30 days, giving people more time to sign up for coverage as the worsening Covid-19 pandemic contributes to upheaval in the job market where many get health insurance. WSJ
  • [New] The med-tech company, which helps users order medicine from pharmacies in the comfort of their homes, plans to expand its offerings to telemedicine and other healthcare services amid growing healthcare spending in Vietnam. Retail News ASIA
  • [New] COVID-19 infections and climate hazards such as heatwaves, wildfires and poor air quality combine to threaten human health worldwide, putting vulnerable populations at particular risk. Imperial News
  • [New] Even if emissions are reduced to limit warming to well below 2 °C, the global average sea level would likely rise by 0.3-0.6 m by 2100 and could rise 0.3-3.1 m by 2300. UN News
  • [New] The growth of Stripe's Dublin engineering hub will serve to further embed Ireland as a recognised global software leader, and the hundreds of new jobs being created will make a significant contribution to the national economy.
  • [New] Britain's new defence partnership with the United States and Australia could result in the UK being dragged into war if China invades Taiwan. The Times
  • [New] Tetraethyllead had been added to petrol to improve engine performance and was used in almost all petrol produced around the world, representing a serious threat to human health and the environment by contaminating air, dust, soil, drinking water, and food crops. IISD
  • [New] With UK 999 and 101 emergency phone numbers jointly receiving 181,242 mental health calls in 2018, up 44% in just two years - figures that are expected to keep on rising - a CRM solution has never been more needed. The Emergency Services Show 2021
  • [New] The Australian Government has provided a decision guide for frail older people which notably states their increased risk of contracting severe COVID-19 and death, 16-18 as well as the increased risk of transmission introduced in close proximity living environments such as nursing homes. Web

Last updated: 19 September 2021