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New York, Nov 30 (JEN): A new assessment by the United Nations has found that harvests in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are up for the third year running, but warns that chronic malnutrition persists. more
UN promotes breastfeeding to protect babies in Philippines

New York, Nov 30 (JEN): United Nations agencies are promoting breastfeeding to avoid unnecessary illness and deaths of children in the wake of the disaster wrought on the Philippines by Typ ...

WHO issues guidelines for treating child malnutrition

New York, Nov 28 (JEN): The United Nations health agency Wednesday released new treatment guidelines for the almost 20 million children under the age of five worldwide who have severe acute ...

Philippines: UN supports polio vaccination campaign

New York, Nov 28 (JEN): A mass campaign to vaccinate children in Tacloban – the Philippine city hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan – has begun in evacuation centres and in communit ...

UN urges access to non-traditional dairy products

New York, Nov 27 (JEN): Milk and dairy products from underutilized animals such as llama, donkey or yak should be more widely used to counteract high cow milk prices, the United Nations foo ...

UN lauds India’s efforts to combat malnutrition

New York, Nov 23 (JEN): The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) wrapped up a two-day visit to India by lauding the Government for legislation that has made the right to foo ...

UN hails adoption of African-led resolution on albinism

New York, Nov 16 (JEN): Welcoming the adoption of the first-ever resolution on people with albinism by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the United Nations human r ...

UN urges change in food systems to improve nutrition

New York, Nov 14 (JEN): Food systems will need to change significantly to tackle severe nutrition problems that currently afflict more than half of the world’s population, experts to ...

UN seeks actions to end child deaths from pneumonia

New York, Nov 13 (JEN): The United Nations and its partners are marking World Pneumonia Day Tuesday by highlighting essential actions that can help end child deaths from the single biggest ...

Anti-polio campaign to reach Middle East: UN

New York, Nov 9 (JEN): Aiming to stop a polio outbreak in Syria from spreading across the region, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is spearheading the largest-ever immuniz ...