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New York,  Increasing violence in Ebola-affected areas of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) threatens the safety of tens of thousands of people there, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. more
Fight against ‘vicious’ tuberculosis epidemic drastically underfunded: UN deputy chief

New York, The fight against tuberculosis (TB) is drastically under-funded, with a gap of around $13 billion per year, said Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed at the first-ever High-L ...

Ebola-hit DRC faces ‘perfect storm’ as uptick in violence halts WHO operation

New York, A "perfect storm" of active conflict and traumatized communities in Ebola-affected areas of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could enable the deadly dise ...

DR Congo: Amid renewed risk of spread, Ebola virus leaves over 150 children orphaned or unaccompanied

New York,  New Ebola virus hotspots in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are threatening progress made in tackling the deadly disease and increasing its risk of spreading, t ...

Alcohol abuse kills three million people a year, most of them men – WHO report

New York,: More one in 20 deaths in 2016 – 3 million people, mostly men – were caused by harmful use of alcohol, according a report released on Friday by the World Health Orga ...

UN tuberculosis summit ‘historic opportunity’ to put response ‘back on track’: new WHO report

New York,  Countries are not doing enough to end tuberculosis – the world’s deadliest infectious disease – by 2030, warned the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tu ...

DR Congo: new cases of deadly Ebola virus, as UN steps up response

New York, : In eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN has stepped up community-based efforts to tackle Ebola disease, following confirmation that the virus has reached the ...

Cancer is a growing global threat and prevention is key, UN study shows

New York, More than 18 million new cases of cancer are expected this year and it’s estimated that 9.6 million people will die from various forms of the disease in 2018, the UN&rsquo ...

800,000 people commit suicide every year: WHO

New York,   Every year, close to 800,000 people commit suicide, the second leading cause of death amongst people aged 15-29 in 2016.

Albinism: UN official welcomes latest developments in ‘landmark’ Malawi murder case

New York,  The top United Nations representative in Malawi is urging the Government to promptly prosecute those allegedly responsible for the death of a young man with albinism whose ...