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New York, June 14 (JEN): Together with Uganda, UN humanitarian agencies are racing to contain deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) there, after the announcement that it has claimed a second victim. more
Recognize, celebrate and ‘stand in solidarity’ with persons with albinism

New York, June 14  (JEN): International Albinism Awareness Day is a time to “recognize, celebrate and stand in solidarity with persons with albinism around the world”, th ...

UN health agency identifies 5-year-old Congolese boy as first confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda

New York, June 12 (JEN): The World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health, confirmed on Tuesday the first case of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda, stemming from the nearly year ...

More than one million sexually transmitted infections occur every day: WHO

New York, June 7 (JEN): The global scale of sexually transmitted infections (STI) should be a “wake-up call” to governments, UN health experts said on Thursday, citing data sh ...

‘Catastrophic’ healthcare costs put mothers and newborns at risk

New York, June 4 (JEN): Pregnant women are putting their lives and their babies at risk because of “catastrophic” and prohibitive healthcare costs before, during and after chi ...

Don’t let smoking steal life’s breathtaking moments, urges UN health agency

New York, May 30 (JEN): Tobacco use continues to claim around eight million lives a year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, in a call for faster action from governmen ...

DR Congo: Strengthened effort against Ebola is paying off, but insecurity still major constraint – UN health agency

New York, May 29 (JEN): Although the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to make headway thanks to the determination of health workers on the ground, in ...

Amid ‘unprecedented combination’ of epidemics, UN and partners begin cholera vaccination campaign in DR Congo

New Delhi, May 28 (JEN): Amid what global Vaccine Alliance Gavi is calling an “unprecedented combination” of epidemics, the UN and partners are supporting  the Government ...

Over 1,200 people died from Ebola outbreak in DR Congo since August : Health Ministry

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) More than 1,200 people have died from the Ebola virus disease since August in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the country's Health Ministry said.

Global study predicts more than 50 percent rise in chemotherapy demand by 2040

Sydney: More than 15 million people each year will need chemotherapy by 2040, a landmark study published today by a team of Australian researchers has shown.