World Health Organization 
Selected Media Campaigns and Press Releases
World Health Organization Assesses the World’s Health Systems

Using five performance indicators to measure health systems in 191 member states, it finds that France provides the best overall health care followed among major countries by Italy, Spain, Oman, Austria and Japan.

Media Reach: global audience of 2 billion

World Health Organization PSA

Four International Organizations Unite to Roll Back Malaria

The program seeks to reduce substantially the human suffering and economic losses due to one of the world’s most costly diseases. Malaria causes an estimated 300 to 500 million acute cases per year, with most deaths occurring among children in Africa –nearly 3,000 die each day. It has been estimated that malaria accounts for about 10 percent of the disease burden in Africa.

Partners: World Health Organization, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank

Media Reach: global audience of 500 million

Cardiovascular Death and Disability Can Be Reduced More Than 50 Percent

More at risk than previously thought, particularly in developing world

More than 50 percent of deaths and disability from heart disease and strokes, which together kill more than 12 million people worldwide each year, can be cut by a combination of simple, cost effective national efforts and individual actions to reduce major risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and smoking, the World Health Organization says.

Media Reach: global audience of 600 million

Largest Trials Ever Show Mosquito Nets Could Save 500,000 African Children a Year –at Very Low Cost

Two of the largest trials of mosquito nets ever carried out show that the lives of some 500,000 African children might be saved each year from malaria if the nets, treated with biodegradable pyrethroid insecticide, were widely and properly used.

Partners: United Nations Development Programme, World Bank, World Health Organization’s Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases

Media Reach: global audience of 600 million