World Health Day

Students from a school in Baqa’a, Jordan, exercising as part of the healthy lifestyle campaign promoted by UNRWA. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Sawsan Al-Alem
30 May 2016
With generous support from United States, UNRWA promotes a series of events to stimulate healthier lifestyles for students and staff across its schools and fields of operations
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Zainab Yassin, 58, was diagnosed four years ago with diabetes. Today, with the support of the UNRWA health programme, she is able to manage her conditions through targeted medication, a healthy diet and regular exercise. © 2016 UNRWA Photo by Yassir Awad
07 April 2016
Fifty-eight year old Zainab Yassin was diagnosed four years ago with diabetes. “I attended one of UNRWA’s health centres for a normal condition, when the nurse said that I had to take some blood tests, including tests for blood sugar levels. I was shocked and I went through a state of denial when she told me that my...
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© 2016 UNRWA Photo
07 April 2016
Every year, UNRWA commemorates World Health Day (WHD) on 7 April. With the theme ‘Beat Diabetes’, this year’s WHD focuses on diabetes as a threat to the health and well-being of people around the world
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07 April 2015
The incidence of foodborne and waterborne diseases among Palestine refugees has been decreasing steadily since UNRWA records began. However, a slight upturn between 2013 and 2014, which can be attributed to the conflicts in Syria and Gaza, indicates the importance of ongoing vigilance. Two important indicators for...
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24 April 2014
On 1 April, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) began over two weeks’ of events to honour World Health Day, marked by the international community every 7 April since 1950. In Syria, more than 600 Palestine refugees displaced by the ongoing conflict attended 27 health-education sessions in schools, health centres...
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