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New York, Apr 25 (JEN): Announcing that more than 50 partners are now on board its partnership initiative to fight against neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis and malaria, the United Nations intellectual property agency on Thursday hailed the watershed achievement as a significant step towards helping more than one billion people overcome such maladies. more
UN urges action against banana disease

New York, Apr 15 (JEN): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention to tackle one of the world’s mo ...

West Africa: UN provides information to curb spread of Ebola

New York, Apr 11 (JEN): Together with Ministries of Health and other partners across seven countries in West Africa, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is using culturally-se ...

WHO issues hepatitis C treatment guidelines

New York, Apr 10 (JEN): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 ...

UN renews anti-polio efforts in Middle East

New York, Apr 9 (JEN): With the recent discovery of a new case of polio in a six-month-old boy in Iraq, the United Nations and it partners, warning that the crippling virus still poses a thr ...

UN urges countries to combat vector-borne diseases

New York, Apr 8 (JEN): Warning that a “small bite can carry a big threat,” the United Nations family is marking World Health Day by urging the international community to back a g ...

Brussels: Ban urges investment to fight against malaria

New York, Apr 4 (JEN): Highlighting the critical importance of keeping investments in health high on the international development agenda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encour ...

Ban urges efforts to help persons with autism

New York, Apr 3 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked World Autism Awareness Day with a call to action – urging the international community to take part in foster ...

Haiti: UN seeks efforts to tackle cholera

New York, Apr 2 (JEN): The United Nations official tasked with coordinating the response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti says the country is not receiving the international attention it des ...

WHO works on to contain Ebola outbreak in Guinea

New York, Apr 2 (JEN): The number of suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola (EVD) in Guinea has jumped from 103 to 122 in just three days, with 80 confirmed deaths, said the United Nations W ...