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New York, Oct 20(Just Earth News): Global leaders have pledged to take bold action to reduce suffering from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which include the world's leading killers – heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes – the United Nations health agency has reported. more
UN health agency supports yellow fever immunization for 874,000 people in Nigeria

New York, Oct 18(Just Earth News): A 10-day campaign launched by the Government of Nigeria will immunize nearly 874,000 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi, according ...

UN and partners launch plan to stop transmission of bovine tuberculosis to humans

New York, Oct 13(Just Earth News): Stressing the damaging impact on poor rural communities in Africa and South-East Asia of animal tuberculosis’ (bovine TB) transmission to humans, United ...

Disease outbreak ‘real and present danger’ UNICEF warns, launching latrine-building plan in Cox’s Bazar

New York, Oct 12(Just Earth News): New latrines will be constructed in the Rohingya camps and settlements of Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district to provide sanitation coverage to some 250, ...

UN launches innovative plan to significantly cut new HIV infections

New York, Oct 11(Just Earth News): Despite a 50 per cent drop in AIDS-related deaths since the peak of the epidemic, new HIV infection declines among adults are lagging, prompting the United ...

Youth obesity increases 10-fold in four decades, UN-backed study reveals

New York, Oct 11(Just Earth News): The number of obese children and adolescents aged five to 19 years worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades, and if current trends continue, th ...

Creating a healthy workplace improves mental wellbeing and productivity – UN

New York, Oct 11(Just Earth News): People spend a large proportion of time at work, where experiences there factor into their overall wellbeing, the United Nations said on World Mental Healt ...

UN agencies launch cholera immunization campaign for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

New York, Oct 10(Just Earth News): In a race to prevent a cholera outbreak among the more than half a million Rohingya refugee arrivals over the past six weeks in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, ...

UN health agency establishes high-level commission to tackle noncommunicable diseases

New York, Oct 10(Just Earth News): The United Nations health agency on Tuesday announced the establishment of a high-level global commission on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) to identify in ...

As Bubonic and Pneumonic plagues spread in Madagascar, UN health agency ramps up response

New York, Oct 7(Just Earth News): The United Nations health agency is rapidly scaling up its response to a plague outbreak in Madagascar that has spread to the capital and port towns, infect ...