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New York, July 20 (JEN): Ebola virus is just one challenge among many facing communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, reiterating an appeal for the international community to show support and solidarity for its people. more
Ebola emergency meeting to go ahead as UNICEF warns of higher risk to very youngest children

New York, July 17 (JEN): Ahead of a key expert meeting convened by the United Nations to decide whether to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ...

‘We won’t get to zero cases of Ebola without a big scale-up in funding,’ UN relief chief warns

New York, July 16 (JEN): Deadly, attacks on health workers in Ebola-hit areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including one at the weekend that left two dead, are an indica ...

Baby foods high in sugar, inappropriately marketed in Europe, reveal two UN studies

New York, July 16 (JEN): Proper nutrition for newborn babies into early childhood is key to development and good health in later life, according to the Regional Director of the United Nat ...

‘Complacency’ a factor in stagnating global vaccination rates, warn UN health chiefs

New York, July 16 (JEN): More than one in 10 children – almost 20 million worldwide – failed to receive potentially lifesaving vaccines in 2018, the UN said on Monday, citing ...

DR Congo: Ebola case confirmed in Goma

Goma: A case of Ebola has been reported from Goma city in DR Congo, officials said.

Groundbreaking cancer-fighting drugs now included in updated UN list of essential medicines

New York, July 10 (JEN): The UN health agency, WHO, announced on Tuesday that dozens of new drugs have been added to the list of essential medicines that every country should have, includ ...

46 people hospitalized, 15 in critical condition, in carbon monoxide leak at Canada hotel

Ottawa (Xinhua/UNI) Forty-six people have been rushed to hospital, including 15 in critical condition, following a suspected carbon monoxide leak at a hotel in the City of Winnipeg, Canad ...

Livelihoods of millions in East and Southeast Asia at risk from Swine Fever epidemic

New York, July 3 (IBNS): The rapid spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) across East and Southeast Asia is threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of households in the reg ...

Misinformation and growing distrust on vaccines, ‘dangerous as a disease’ says UNICEF chief

New York, June 29 (JEN): Vaccines save millions of lives, and yet misinformation, limited availability and inadequate access to services have left large numbers of children in jeopardy, p ...