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New York, Mar 28 (JEN): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday certified as polio-free 11 countries in Asia that together are home to a quarter of the global population. more
UN urges global solidarity to eradicate tuberculosis

New York, Mar 25 (JEN): On World Tuberculosis Day, the United Nations is calling for intensified global solidarity to eradicate the preventable disease, particularly by mobilizing the resou ...

Ban urges inclusion of persons with Down syndrome

New York, Mar 22 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appealed for better access and equality to health services for persons with Down syndrome.

CAR: UN urges funds to scale up health response

New York, Mar 19 (JEN): With about half of the health facilities in strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR) having been looted, the United Nations on Tuesday appealed for immediate additi ...

UN starts review of global drug problem

New York, Mar 14 (JEN): The world community must do more, and do better, to tackle the global drug problem, senior United Nations officials stressed on Thursday in Vienna, kicking off a two- ...

Malnutrition could jeopardize Zimbabwe’s development: UN

New York, Feb 22 (JEN): The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Friday that high levels of malnutrition could hold Zimbabwe back from reaching its full potential, ...

Humans with bird flu pose no threat to poultry: FAO

New York, Feb 20 (JEN): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Wednesday there is no evidence that human patients infected with influenza A(H7N9), a low pathogeni ...

UN urges zero tolerance for female genital mutilation

New York, Feb 7 (JEN): United Nations officials on Thursday called for a complete end to genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) to ensure the dignity, health and well-being of every girl, noting ...

Syria: UN begins polio vaccination campaign at refugee camp

New York, Feb 6 (JEN): The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees said on Wednesday it has begun a large-scale polio vaccination campaign targeting thousands of children in the ...

World Cancer Day: UN urges multipronged preventive action

New York, Feb 4 (JEN): With new cancer cases worldwide expected to rise from 14 million to 22 million per year within the next two decades, and annual cancer deaths rising from 8.2 million t ...