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New York, Dec 13 (JEN): While financing has increased substantially and enabled great progress in the fight against malaria, much more is needed to prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths a year from this disease, United Nations officials stressed Thursday. more
WHO concerned over sharp rise in breast cancer

New York, Dec 13 (JEN): More women are being diagnosed with and dying from breast cancer, the specialized cancer agency of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday reporte ...

UN lauds progress in malaria fight despite less funding

New York, Dec 12 (JEN): The number of people killed by malaria has been cut by nearly half in Africa and a slightly lower rate globally, but sustained funding is needed to lower the numbers ...

Bhopal group releases toxic product study

Bhopal, Dec 1 (JEN) On the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, members of the Sambhavna Trust presented a report of their recent study “Toxic Tre ...

Breast cancer awareness important for everyone: Bipasha Basu

Everybody knows Bipasha Basu is a health freak. But not many know how she motivates herself everyday despite having osteoarthritis. TWF correspondent Sreya Basu in conversation with the actr ...

South Asia: Sachin Tendulkar appointed ambassador for hygiene

New York, Nov 30 (JEN): Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is going to bat for hygiene and sanitation in South Asian, promoting the use of toilets and hand washing, the United Nations c ...

UN concerned over prevalent malnutrition in DPR Korea

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 warn ...

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 ...