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New York, Apr 27(Just Earth News): Even though billions of doses of vaccines for children across 100 countries around the world were supplied in 2016, millions of children – especially those in conflict zones – still miss out on life-saving inoculations, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned. more
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot malaria vaccine trial – UN

New York, Apr 26(Just Earth News): The United Nations health agency’s regional office for Africa has announced that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a breakthrough pilot programm ...

Somalia: UN launches lifesaving vaccination campaign for children facing measles threat

New York, Apr 26 (Just Earth News): Almost 30,000 young Somali children, many of them displaced by a searing drought, are being vaccinated against measles this week in a United Nations-backe ...

World Immunization Week: Power of vaccines still not fully utilized, says UN health agency

New York, Apr 25(Just Earth News): Vaccinations stave off 26 potentially deadly diseases, the United Nations health agency is emphasizing on the first day of World Immunization Week, which a ...

Ahead of World Malaria Day, UN says 'let's close the gap' in prevention coverage

New York, Apr 24(Just Earth News): On the eve of World Malaria Day, the United Nations health agency called on Monday for accelerating scaled-up efforts to prevent malaria, which remains a m ...

‘Large majority’ of millions living with hepatitis have no access to testing or treatment – UN agency

New York, Apr 22(Just Earth News): New data published by the United Nations health agency has revealed that a vast majority of the estimated 325 million people living with chronic hepatitis ...

WHO South-East Asia countries pledge inclusive approaches for autism Adopt Thimphu Declaration at the conclusion of international conference

Thimphu, Bhutan, Apr 21 (IBNS): Thirteen year old Bhuma (name changed) spends his day at home. He does not go to school, or play with children in his neighborhood to avoid being laughed at. ...

Haiti: UN inaugurates water supply system in Lascahobas as part of anti-cholera fight

New York, Apr 18(Just Earth News): Historically, the people in the Madan Mak and Loncy areas of the Lascahobas Commune have always had serious problems with access to safe drinking water.

Lives still being lost to preventable diseases in Yemen’s war-torn Taiz city, senior UN official warns

New York, Apr 12(Just Earth News): Despite long-standing humanitarian access restrictions in Yemen, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in the country reported that he has been able ...

Millions of children in Yemen vaccinated against polio through UN-backed campaign

New York, Apr 11(Just Earth News): Despite daunting challenges, United Nations agencies and partners in war-torn Yemen have completed a major nationwide polio inoculation campaign, vaccinati ...