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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 obstacles including conflict, cost and complacency. more
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 ...

Ebola fight ongoing amid evidence of ‘several massacres’ in DR Congo’s Ituri province

New York, June 29 (JEN): The vital work of tracing people infected with deadly Ebola virus disease in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is progressing, despite evidence of ...

First-ever WHO global report on epilepsy highlights care gap in poorer countries

New York: More than seven in 10 people with epilepsy in developing countries are not getting the low-cost care they need, and UN health experts said on Thursday this could lead to a &ldqu ...

UN health agency steps up fight against ‘invisible pandemic’ of antimicrobial resistance

New York, June 19 (JEN): As resistance to antibiotics grows, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the latest stage of its campaign to fight this deadly health risk – lik ...

Yemen: maternal and newborn health ‘on the brink of total collapse’, UNICEF alerts

New York,June 15 (JEN): After more than four years of grinding conflict in Yemen, healthcare for mothers and their babies is “on the brink of collapse”, the UN Children’ ...