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New York: Up to 10 million people could die annually by 2050 due to anti-microbial resistance (AMR), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a report launched in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Tuesday, highlighting the need to curtail pollution created by the pharmaceuticals, agricultural and healthcare sectors. more
WHO launches bid to tackle inequalities behind global breast cancer threat

New York: A UN-led global initiative to tackle breast cancer could save 2.5 million lives by 2040, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, just ahead of World Cancer Day.

Fake medicines kill almost 500,000 sub-Saharan Africans a year: UNODC report

New York: Trafficked medical products kill almost half a million sub-Saharan Africans every year, and action is needed to stem the flow, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNOD ...

African leaders commit to end AIDS among children by 2030

UN agencies have welcomed a pledge by 12 African countries to end AIDS in children by 2030, announced on Wednesday at a meeting in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Australian scientists make breakthrough in Alzheimer's research

Canberra: A team from Australia's national science agency has used artificial intelligence to make a breakthrough in Alzheimer's disease research.

Tedros: COVID-19 remains an international health threat

New York: The head of the UN health agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Monday that COVID-19 is still a global health threat and that now is not the time to declare the pandemic o ...

WHO calls for more action to end ‘cycles of poverty and stigma’ related to tropical diseases

New York: More countries have worked to eliminate dengue, leprosy and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) over the past decade, but greater efforts and investment are needed in the f ...

More countries eliminate neglected tropical diseases but investments key to sustain progress

Geneva: Today, on World Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Day, WHO releases a new progress report, entitled “Global report on neglected tropical diseases 2023” highlighting the ...

Mali: WHO doctor seized by ‘unidentified assailants’, as UNHCR raises alarm over continuing violence

New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement deploring the abduction of a doctor working for the UN health agency in the town of Menaka, in eastern Mal ...

North Korea imposes five-day lockdown in Pyongyang to battle rising cases of 'respiratory illness'

Pyongyang: North Korean authorities have imposed a five-day lockdown in Pyongyang city amid rising cases of 'respiratory illness'.