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New York,  The rapid onset of the deadly African Swine Fever (ASF) in China has been detected in areas a thousand kilometres apart – posing an imminent threat to other Asian countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Tuesday. more
Lack of access to clean water, toilets puts children’s education at risk, says UN

New York, Millions of children are going to school without basic hygiene facilities, and the goal of universal access to basic water, sanitation and hygiene remains “a huge challeng ...

DR Congo: Ebola outbreak spreads to eastern ‘no-go’ zone surrounded by rebels

New York, Rebel violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is escalating inside the vast country’s Ebola-hit North Kivu province, putting millions at risk, the Unite ...

Combat against devastating effects of tobacco can only be won ‘if the UN stands united’ – UN health official

New York, United Nations agencies must join forces at the policy level and refuse interference from tobacco companies in their programmes so the destructive impact of tobacco can be effec ...

Syria: WHO appeals for funding to sustain critical health care for millions trapped by conflict

New York, With conflict raging in northwest Syria, the United Nations health agency has appealed for $11 million to provide life-saving care to parts of Aleppo, Hama, Idleb and Lattakia g ...

Child victims of DRC Ebola outbreak need ‘special attention and care’: UNICEF

New York, An ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has particularly affected children, the UN’s children agency, UNICEF, sa ...

Remove tobacco by Presidential order, and you've won the cancer battle for next decade: Senior Indian doctor

One of the deadliest diseases plaguing humankind, cancer strikes fear in the mortal heart. In a chat with Dr. V R Ramanan, Deputy Director, Medical, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, Sudipto ...

UN targets half a million Yemenis in battle-scarred Hudaydah with cholera vaccine - UNICEF

New York, Aug 7 (IBNS): Over a year after cholera broke out in Yemen, killing more than 2,000 people, the disease is back and spreading fast in the Houthi-held port city of Hudaydah; a ta ...

Fresh Yemen hospital attack raises risk of new cholera epidemic

New York: A deadly attack on one of the last functioning hospitals in Yemen in the key port city of Hudaydah has put hundreds of thousands of people at risk and damaged efforts to prevent ...

Conflict in new Ebola zone of DR Congo exacerbates complexity of response: WHO emergency response chief

New York: Protecting vulnerable people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the latest Ebola Virus outbreak is going to be “very, very complex”, given the hu ...