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New York, Dec 15(Just Earth News): Respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza takes up to 650,000 lives annually, according to new estimates released Thursday by the United Nations health agency and global partners.

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In Japan, UN chief spotlights power of universal health coverage to unlock economic growth

New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): Health is everyone's right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed Thursday, expr ...

Half the world lacks access to essential health services – UN-backed report

New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme pove ...

UN Assembly calls on Member States to ‘accelerate progress’ on goal of universal health coverage

New York, Dec 13(Just Earth News): The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater efforts on the part of its Member States to ensure universal health coverage, and designated 12 Dece ...

Bangladesh moves to protect Rohingya children from diphtheria

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Dec 12 (JEN)  The Government of Bangladesh, with the support of UNICEF, the World Health Organization and GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, Tuesday launch ...

UN health agency launches first global monitoring system for dementia

New York, Dec 7(Just Earth News): The United Nations health agency on Thursday launched the first global monitoring system for dementia, which is expected to affect 152 million people ...

One in 10 medicines in developing countries substandard or falsified – UN health agency

New York, Nov 30(Just Earth News): Substandard or fake medicines that fail to prevent and cure disease – and could even cause death – are becoming more and more prevalent, ...

Malaria response at ‘crossroads,’ risks backward slide – UN

New York, Nov 30(Just Earth News): The importance of regional organizations grows with every decade that passes as they are essential to face the difficult challenges that threaten the ...

Yemen’s Sana’a airport opens after blockade; UNICEF says vaccine delivery ‘cannot be a one-off’

New York, Nov 28(Just Earth News): The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday warned that more than 11 million Yemeni children – almost every single Yemeni boy a ...

Adopt a ‘common line,’ UN negotiator appeals to Syrian opposition

New York, Nov 23(Just Earth News): Syrian opposition groups meeting in Saudi Arabia should do all they can to unify ahead of a fresh round of United Nations-facilitated talks in Geneva ...