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New York,: More one in 20 deaths in 2016 – 3 million people, mostly men – were caused by harmful use of alcohol, according a report released on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO). more
UN tuberculosis summit ‘historic opportunity’ to put response ‘back on track’: new WHO report

New York,  Countries are not doing enough to end tuberculosis – the world’s deadliest infectious disease – by 2030, warned the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tu ...

DR Congo: new cases of deadly Ebola virus, as UN steps up response

New York, : In eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN has stepped up community-based efforts to tackle Ebola disease, following confirmation that the virus has reached the ...

Cancer is a growing global threat and prevention is key, UN study shows

New York, More than 18 million new cases of cancer are expected this year and it’s estimated that 9.6 million people will die from various forms of the disease in 2018, the UN&rsquo ...

800,000 people commit suicide every year: WHO

New York,   Every year, close to 800,000 people commit suicide, the second leading cause of death amongst people aged 15-29 in 2016.

Albinism: UN official welcomes latest developments in ‘landmark’ Malawi murder case

New York,  The top United Nations representative in Malawi is urging the Government to promptly prosecute those allegedly responsible for the death of a young man with albinism whose ...

Inactivity puts physical and mental health of more than 1.4 billion adults at risk, says WHO

New York, Insufficient physical activity is a leading risk factor for non-communicable disease, negatively impacting mental health and overall quality of life, according to a newly releas ...

Impressive African health gains at risk from changing trends: WHO report

New York, Life expectancy across Africa has improved significantly, says a new United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) report released on Thursday, but national health systems must ...

UN food relief agency airlifts aid to DR Congo province hit by Ebola outbreak

New York,  Emergency food aid is being delivered to people affected by the Ebola virus in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Food Programme (WF ...

As children in Ebola-affected areas of DR Congo head back to school, UNICEF ramps up support

New York, As the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) gears up for the upcoming academic year – with some 250 schools in Ebola-affected health zones – the United Nat ...