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New York, Aug 29 (JEN): Europe has lost ground in eliminating measles, as the number of countries having achieved or sustained elimination of the disease has declined, the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC) warned on Thursday. more
Security Council gravely concerned by Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, demands immediate end to violence hampering response

New York, Aug 3 (JEN): The UN Security Council on Friday expressed grave concern about the current Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and stressed the urg ...

UNICEF must triple budget to combat Ebola outbreak in DR Congo; complex crisis impacting unprecedented number of children

New York, July 31 (JEN): With an unprecedented number of children affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children&rsquo ...

UN sees progress in fight against tobacco, warns more action needed to help people quit deadly product

New York, July 27 (JEN): Progress is being made in the battle against the global tobacco epidemic, but more action is needed to help people quit the deadly products, according to a new re ...

DR Congo: efforts to control Ebola epidemic continue, UN food relief agency doubles assistance to affected people

New York, July 27 (JEN): With Ebola accelerating in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Friday that it plans to scale up and double ...

Eliminating hepatitis calls for ‘bold political leadership, with investments to match,’ UN health chief says

New York, July 27 (JEN): Calling for “bold political leadership” ahead of World Hepatitis Day, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged countries to take advanta ...

‘Deadly environment’ plus ‘political and social’ obstacles hinder Ebola fight in DR Congo, Security Council hears

New York, July 25 (JEN): The problems of eradicating Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not only medical, but also linked “to a variety of political and social factor ...

Don’t panic, support DR Congo in fight against deadly Ebola virus, UN health agency urges

New York, July 20 (JEN): Ebola virus is just one challenge among many facing communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, ...

Ebola emergency meeting to go ahead as UNICEF warns of higher risk to very youngest children

New York, July 17 (JEN): Ahead of a key expert meeting convened by the United Nations to decide whether to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ...

‘We won’t get to zero cases of Ebola without a big scale-up in funding,’ UN relief chief warns

New York, July 16 (JEN): Deadly, attacks on health workers in Ebola-hit areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including one at the weekend that left two dead, are an indica ...