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New York, Feb 17 (JEN): Bold, innovative solutions are now on the table to accelerate the prevention and control of deadly noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – such as heart and lung disease, cancers and diabetes – as a new United Nations health agency high-level commission gets set to begin its work. more
New guidelines on global care standards during childbirth issued by UN health agency

New York, Feb 16 (JEN): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidelines on global care standards throughout labour and immediately after childbirth aimed at r ...

In Johannesburg, UN youth envoy spotlights need to boost support for reproductive health

New York, Feb 15 (IBNS): In this century, child marriage cannot be allowed to happen, and similarly, children should not give birth to children, the United Nations youth envoy told an Afr ...

UN releases $9.1 million to fill 'critical healthcare gaps' in Yemen

New York, Feb 8 (JEN): With only 50 per cent of medical facilities fully functional in Yemen, the United Nations health agency is striving to fill a “critical” healthcare shor ...

Over $46 billion lost to premature cancer deaths in BRICS economies, UN research finds

New York, Feb 1 (IBNS): Premature deaths as a result of cancer is costing major emerging economies tens of billions of dollars a year, a new United Nations health study has found, underli ...

South-East Asia region aims to close immunity gap, wipe out measles by 2020 – UN health agency

New York, Feb 1 (IBNS): The so-called ‘big six’ countries in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) South-East Asia region are meeting today in New Delhi on an accelerate ...

UN health agency finds high levels of antibiotic resistance to world’s most common infections

New York, Jan 30 (JEN): Antimicrobials have been a driver of unprecedented medical and societal advances, but their overuse has resulted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, with the World H ...

Largest yellow fever vaccination campaign in Nigeria’s history under way – UN health agency

New York, Jan 26 (JEN): The Nigerian Government launched a mass vaccination campaign in alliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, aiming to immunize more than 25 mill ...

Bangladesh: UN agencies working to vaccinate half a million children against diphtheria

New York, Jan 14 (JEN):As part of an intensified response to the current diphtheria outbreak, United Nations agencies are working to vaccinate more than 475,000 children in Rohingya refug ...

South Africa responding to largest-ever Listeria outbreak – UN health agency

New York, Jan 13 (JEN): What is believed to be the largest-ever outbreak of the bacterial disease Listeriosis – or Listeria – has left more than 60 people dead across South Af ...