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New York, June 22(Just Earth News): Recognizing the universal appeal of yoga, the United Nations marked the 2017 edition of the International Day of Yoga, which aims to integrate the benefits of healthy lives and wellbeing – essential aspects of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. more
World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates – UN

New York, June 22(Just Earth News): The world population is now at least 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion last year, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countrie ...

Aid workers race to contain Yemen cholera outbreak, UN agencies report

New York, June 21(Just Earth News): A “race” is under way to contain the cholera epidemic in Yemen where 20 out of 22 governorates are affected, United Nations agencies said on Tuesday. ...

Political will, financial support needed to bolster new approach to cholera in Haiti – UN deputy chief

New York, June 15(Just Earth News): The United Nations deputy chief on Wednesday called on Member States to fund the Organization's new strategy to counter cholera in Haiti, stressing that t ...

Vanuatu, UN to test drones for vaccines delivery to inaccessible communities

New York, June 14(Just Earth News): The Government of Vanuatu and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) are partnering to launch what may be the Pacific's first-ever trial of drones to ...

Nothing short of a 'sea change' will end years of gross neglect in mental health care – UN expert

New York, June 7(Just Earth News): Citing decades of neglect in mental health care, a United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday denounced “biomedical gatekeepers” who perpetuate stig ...

Brazilian doctors resort to fish skins to treat burn victims

Brasilia, Jun 6 (JEN): The Tilapia fish is just not a delicacy anymore, it is a cure for second and third degree burns too!

Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 130,000 in two weeks, UNICEF warns

New York, June 3(Just Earth News): With about 70,000 cholera cases reported with nearly 600 fatalities in Yemen, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday warned that an already ...

Local solutions, people-centred health systems key to ending AIDS epidemic – UN deputy chief

New York, June 2(Just Earth News): While global optimism has fuelled a major push to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 – the highest ambition within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ...

With innovative strategy, UN health agency launches new offensive against vector-borne diseases

New York, June 2(Just Earth News): Spread of the Zika virus disease and emerging threat of dengue and chikungunya were the result of weak mosquito control policies adopted nearly half a cent ...