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New York: Protecting vulnerable people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the latest Ebola Virus outbreak is going to be “very, very complex”, given the huge logistical challenges and ongoing conflict there, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. more
New cluster of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - World Health Organization

New York: The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced on Wednesday that preliminary laboratory results indicate a new cluster of cases of the deadly Ebola virus ...

When it comes to breastfeeding, ‘timing is everything’ in saving newborn lives – UNICEF chief

New York: Three-in-five babies, mostly born in low- and middle-income countries, are not breastfed within the first hour of life, placing them at higher risk of death and disease, accordi ...

Action needed to find, test, treat millions unknowingly infected with viral hepatitis – UN health agency

New York: Millions of people globally who have viral hepatitis are unaware or unable to receive treatment, the United Nations health agency said Friday, on the eve of World Hepatitis Day, ...

Ending marginalization of persons with disabilities ‘a matter of justice’, UN-backed summit told

New York: Inclusive education, economic empowerment and technological innovations were the focus of discussion on Tuesday as world leaders gathered in London for the first-ever United Nat ...

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo declared over, now let’s tackle other health challenges: WHO chief

New York: The Ebola virus outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been declared over, thanks to a concerted national and international effort to contain the threat, the UN& ...

More ‘political commitment’ needed urgently for HIV prevention: UNAIDS chief

New York: As HIV infections continue to rise, UNAIDS — the UN agency leading the global effort to end the public health threat posed by the virus — called on Tuesday for count ...

Funding shortfalls threaten health services for a million vulnerable Iraqis, says UN health agency

New York: Almost one million vulnerable Iraqis will have to go without basic medicines and other life-saving healthcare if funding is not found to save critical health facilities, the Uni ...

‘Prevention crisis’ is hampering global HIV response, warns head of UNAIDS

New York: Complacency over HIV and AIDS has created a “prevention crisis” that risks destabilizing efforts to reach the key 2020 target of fewer than 500,000 new HIV infection ...

Record 123 million infants received at least one vaccine in 2017, says UN

New York, July 17: A record-breaking total of around 123 million, or nine out of 10, infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017, protecting them f ...