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New York: Everyone, everywhere must have equal access to quality health care, said top United Nations officials on Monday, urging greater focus on comprehensive health and well-being. more
DR Congo Ebola outbreak not yet a global ‘health emergency’, but strong response to disease vital – UN health experts

New York, May 19: An emergency meeting of United Nations health experts said on Friday that the Ebola outbreak in north-west Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – where cases of ...

Emergency meeting called as Ebola spreads to Congolese city – UN health agency

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday to “consider the international risks” of the latest outbreak of the deadly disease Eb ...

Obese people more likely to smoke, says new gene research: WHO

New York: New research indicates that people who are genetically prone to being overweight have a higher risk of taking up smoking - and they are likely to smoke more than average — ...

DR Congo: Ebola spreads to city from countryside, one new case registered

Kinshasa: At least a new case has been registered as Ebola spread from countryside to a city in DR Congo, reports said on Thursday.

UN health agency aims to save millions of lives by ‘elimination’ of trans-fatty acids from global food chain

New York, May 15: Industrially-produced trans-fats may give food a longer shelf life, but each year they also lead to the death of more than 500,000 people from cardiovascular and heart d ...

UN health agency launches new diagnostic tool to ensure effective treatment

New York, May: Although correctly identifying disease is essential for successful treatment, many have no way of accessing an accurate diagnosis, the United Nation health agency said on T ...

UNICEF urges wealthy countries to encourage more breastfeeding

New York, May 11 (JEN): Babies in wealthy countries are five times more likely to miss out on breastfeeding than those in the under-developed, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UN ...

Largest-ever global response to cholera targets 2 million people in Africa

New York: The largest cholera vaccination drive in history targeting two million people across Africa is underway, the United Nations announced on Monday, in response to a series of recen ...

Midwives ‘lead the way with quality care’, as world marks International Day

New York: Midwives are vital to driving sustainable development and key to helping mothers, and expectant-mothers, make informed, healthy choices, said the United Nations health agency&rs ...