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New York: Such was the extent of devastation caused by two back-to-back cyclones in Mozambique earlier this year, nearly one million people, including 160,000 children under five, are still facing food shortages and a nutrition crisis, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, said on Monday. more
UN health agency welcomes Facebook pledge to stop vaccine misinformation from going viral

New York, Sept 6 (JEN): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday welcomed Facebook’s pledge to ensure users can separate fact from fiction when it comes to vaccines, across i ...

West Nile fever killed 15 people in Greece since start of 2019 - Healthcare Organization

Athens (Sputnik/UNI) The West Nile fever has left 15 people dead since the beginning of this year in Greece, while another 158 people were infected, the Greek National Organization for He ...

3.7 million lives could be saved by 2025 if health services ramp up nutrition actions: WHO

New York, Sept 5 (JEN): If governments boost their focus on healthier eating, 3.7 million deaths could be prevented by the year 2025, according to the World Health Organization’s (W ...

UN health experts warn ‘dramatic resurgence’ of measles continues to threaten the European region

New York, Aug 29 (JEN): Europe has lost ground in eliminating measles, as the number of countries having achieved or sustained elimination of the disease has declined, the European Region ...

Security Council gravely concerned by Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, demands immediate end to violence hampering response

New York, Aug 3 (JEN): The UN Security Council on Friday expressed grave concern about the current Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and stressed the urg ...

UNICEF must triple budget to combat Ebola outbreak in DR Congo; complex crisis impacting unprecedented number of children

New York, July 31 (JEN): With an unprecedented number of children affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children&rsquo ...

UN sees progress in fight against tobacco, warns more action needed to help people quit deadly product

New York, July 27 (JEN): Progress is being made in the battle against the global tobacco epidemic, but more action is needed to help people quit the deadly products, according to a new re ...

DR Congo: efforts to control Ebola epidemic continue, UN food relief agency doubles assistance to affected people

New York, July 27 (JEN): With Ebola accelerating in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Friday that it plans to scale up and double ...

Eliminating hepatitis calls for ‘bold political leadership, with investments to match,’ UN health chief says

New York, July 27 (JEN): Calling for “bold political leadership” ahead of World Hepatitis Day, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged countries to take advanta ...