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Many persons with disabilities face premature death due to health inequities

2 December 2022 Health Persons with disabilities face a risk of dying up to 20 years earlier than other sections of society, according to a new report issued by the World Health Organization on Friday. “Many persons...

Proven solutions must be put in place to end AIDS by 2030: Guterres

30 November 2022 Health The UN chief is marking World AIDS Day on Thursday with a call to action to end the inequalities which are blocking progress towards stopping the pandemic, and eradicating the virus. “The...

12,000 lives lost per day due to injury and violence

Accelerated action needed to save 12,000 lives a day due to injury, violence

Actresses in Iran were photographed without hijab

They supported the protests in the country Several Iranian actresses have photographed themselves without a hijab as a sign of support for the country's protests, AFP reported, citing a video shared on social networks. It is...

Gender inequalities hampering global efforts to end AIDS

29 November 2022 Health Inequalities will prevent the world from meeting agreed global targets to end AIDS, but a “feminist route map” can get countries back on track, the UN agency leading the fight against...

WHO recommends new name for monkeypox

28 November 2022 Health Monkeypox will now be known as mpox, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, in the wake of reports of racist and stigmatizing language surrounding the name of the disease.  The...

Three years of flatlined progress on HIV treatment and prevention affect 2.7 million youth  

28 November 2022 Health Some 110,00 youth under age 19 died last year from AIDS-related causes, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, noting that coupled with 310,000 newly infected, the total number of...

UNICEF seeks $27.5 million to step up cholera response in Haiti

23 November 2022 Health Children account for roughly 40 per cent of the confirmed cholera cases in Haiti, or two in five, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday, appealing for $27.5 million to...

WHO convenes experts to identify new pathogens that could spark pandemics

21 November 2022Health The World Health Organization (WHO) is working to compile an updated list of priority pathogens that can cause future outbreaks or pandemics, the UN agency announced on Monday. WHO is convening over 300...

First Person: Saving lives and preventing the spread of cholera in Haiti

A community health worker in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, has been describing how she is going door-to-door to raise awareness about cholera prevention.

Score ‘triple billion’ health goals, ahead of World Cup kick-off: WHO

People of all ages and abilities are walking, jogging, dancing their way towards healthier lives everywhere, the World Health Organization

WHO unveils new strategy to tackle antimalarial drug resistance in Africa

A new strategy has been launched to address the urgent problem of antimalarial drug resistance in Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday. 

Almost half of us worldwide are neglecting oral healthcare: WHO report

A new report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday reveals that some 3.5 billion people suffer from oral diseases – with three out of four affected living in low and middle-income countries. “Oral...

UN’s game plan for sanitation for all

Ahead of World Toilet Day on 19 November, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is launching a new game plan to help governments achieve safely managed sanitation for their populations and meet the sanitation target laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This is how Russia will respond to the UN decision

Medvedev: We will have to irrevocably confiscate their money and property Russia will be forced to confiscate the assets of companies of enemy countries if its own assets abroad are confiscated. This was announced in Telegram...

WHO urges immediate skin to skin contact for babies born prematurely

Premature babies should be given skin to skin contact immediately after birth to improve their survival and health outcomes, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, in new guidelines published on Tuesday. 

Updated family planning guide promotes empowerment, health and wellbeing – WHO 

Wider access to self-administered contraceptives and the use of digital technologies by providers are just two of the tangible measures outlined in the latest edition of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidance on family planning. 

Climate change much deadlier than cancer in some places, UNDP data shows

The impact of climate change on health if carbon emissions remain high, could be up to twice as deadly as cancer in some parts of the world, according to new data released on Friday by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Climate Impact Lab.

Public health risks increasing in flood-affected Pakistan, warns WHO

Although flood waters have continued to recede in many flood-affected areas across Pakistan in recent weeks, around eight million people need essential health assistance, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Northern Ethiopia facing devastating spike in preventable disease: WHO

The UN health agency WHO expressed serious concerns on Friday about a likely spike in a range of preventable diseases in Ethiopia’s northern regions - and in particular Tigray – caused by nearly two...

19 life-threatening fungi listed in bid to tackle antifungal resistance

26 October 2022Health If you had to name some of the planet’s most life-threatening fungal diseases, would you know where to begin? If not, then look no further than the UN World Health Organization (WHO), which...

‘Haitians are coming together to tackle the cholera crisis’: A UN Resident Coordinator Blog

Haitians are coming together to tackle the recent outbreak of cholera in the country, says the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the country. Ulrika Richardson, the most senior UN humanitarian official in Haiti,...

Step up investment to deliver safe drinking water to all

Governments must invest more in building safe drinking water systems, both to ensure greater access to this resource and to mitigate the effects of climate change, according to a report

Tigray conflict is a health crisis for 6 million people, and ‘the world is not paying attention’: Tedros

The Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) urged the international community and the media on Wednesday to give the crisis in Ethiopia “the attention it deserves”.

Time to get off the couch, physical inactivity puts 500 million at risk of developing chronic illness

Almost 500 million people will develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes or other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) attributable to physical inactivity, between 2020 and 2030
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