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New York, July 22 (JEN): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging increased efforts to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species, including fruit bats. more
In Haiti, Ban calls for greater efforts to improve water and sanitation, end cholera epidemic

New York, July 15 (JEN) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for intensified efforts to ensure access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation in Haiti, as he launched a n ...

Ban to travel to Haiti, Dominican Republic with focus on health, poverty reduction

New York, July 14(JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Haiti and the Dominican Republic starting Monday to meet with senior government officials as well as to ge ...

UN: Health officials weigh national efforts to tackle non-communicable diseases

New York, July 11 (JEN): With world leaders gathered Thursday in New York for the United Nations General Assembly’s review of efforts made since 2011 in controlling non-communicable d ...

World’s poor hardest hit by chronic diseases, says top UN health official

New York, July 11 (JEN): At a high-level review and assessment by the United Nations General Assembly of progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, UN Worl ...

Iraq: UN agencies move to combat spread of communicable diseases

New York, July 5 (JEN): United Nations relief agencies and their partners working amid the ongoing turmoil and massive population displacement in Iraq are scaling up their healthcare respons ...

Ebola: UN agency to help West Africa coordinate response to 'unprecedented' outbreak

New York, July 5 (JEN): West African countries and international health authorities at a United Nations-backed emergency summit have adopted a strategy covering a range or priorities, includ ...

‘Leave no stone unturned’ to halt Ebola’s rapid spread in West Africa, urges UN agency

New York, July 3 (JEN)Urging health authorities in West African countries affected by the largest Ebola outbreak in history to “leave no stone unturned” in their efforts to conta ...

New UN report outlines top 10 food-borne parasites of greatest global concern

New York, July 2 (JEN) A new report released on Tuesday by two United Nations agencies identifies a “top 10” of food-borne parasites with the greatest global impact, including t ...

Ebola outbreak ‘not out of hand’, UN health agency says readying response

New York, June 28 (JEN): The United Nations health agency and partners are working with the Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to control an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, a ...