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New York, Nov 14(Just Earth News): As World Antibiotic Awareness Week began on Monday, the United Nations, through its Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), called for responsible use of antibiotics in humans and animals to reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance.

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Syria: UN health agency calls for immediate and unimpeded access to save lives in Ghouta

New York, Nov 13(Just Earth News): Amid worsening humanitarian, health and security situation in Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta, the United Nations health agency has demanded that ...

UN health agency recommends farmers stop using antibiotics in healthy animals

New York, Nov 8(Just Earth News):Farmers and the food industry should stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals, the United Nations health age ...

Madagascar: UN health agency sees drop in cases of plague; remains vigilant as risk of spread remains

New York, Nov 4(Just Earth News): While progress has been made in response to the plague outbreak in Madagascar, and the number of suspected new cases continues to decline, the World Health ...

Suspected cholera cases in crisis-torn Yemen near 900,000 – UN

New York, Nov 3(Just Earth News): Already struggling to cope with a dire humanitarian crisis, war-torn Yemen is now facing the fastest-growing cholera epidemic ever recorded, with some 895,0 ...

Diarrhoea-related diseases claim lives of 26 children each day in Afghanistan – UNICEF

New York, Nov 3(Just Earth News): Although the number of children under five years dying from diarrhoea each year in Afghanistan has dropped below 10,000 for the first time, the disease stil ...

Push for Global Goals makes partnerships, innovation 'more important than ever,' UN forum in Bahrain told

New York, Oct 31(Just Earth News): A United Nations forum opened on Tuesday in Manama, Bahrain, highlighting the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation for the implementation of the 2 ...

Ahead of Brazil Summit, UN reports 3 million people now have access to hepatitis C cure

New York, Oct 31(Just Earth News): A record 3 million people obtained treatment for hepatitis C over the past two years, and 2.8 million more people embarked on lifelong treatment for hepati ...

Tuberculosis world's top infectious killer; UN health agency calls for political action to stop spread

New York, Oct 31(Just Earth News): Progress has not been fast enough over the past year to reach global and regional targets on stopping the spread of tuberculosis (TB), or to make real head ...

Measles deaths fall, but world still far from eliminating disease – UN-backed report

New York, Oct 27(Just Earth News): Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 last year for the first time 90,000, United Nations and other international agencies reported on Thursday, ...