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New York, Jan 13 (JEN): What is believed to be the largest-ever outbreak of the bacterial disease Listeriosis – or Listeria – has left more than 60 people dead across South Africa, with nearly 750 confirmed cases, the United Nation’s health agency said Friday. more
Taking on environmental health risks, UN agencies aim to protect 'foundations for life' on Earth

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the herculean task of combatting environmental health risks, which claim an estimate ...

UN agency's mobile reproductive health teams reach women in besieged area of Aleppo

New York, Jan 4 (JEN)  The United Nations reproductive rights agency has reached the Sheikh Maqsoud area of Aleppo, where thousands of women have been cut off from medical care for y ...

On New Year's Day, UNICEF challenges nations to join fight to help more newborns survive first days of life

New York, Jan 2 (JEN) Nearly 386,000 babies will be born on New Year's Day – some 90 per cent in less developed regions – and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICE ...

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen surpass one million, reports UN health agency

New York, Dec 23(Just Earth News): The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has crossed one million, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday, urg ...

UNICEF airlifts six million doses of vaccines to children in Yemen

New York, Dec 21(Just Earth News): A plane charted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) landed in Sana’a, Yemen, on Thursday, delivering nearly 6 million doses of es ...

Respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu claim thousands of lives every year – UN health agency

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 heal ...

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, express ...

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 poverty ...

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 Decembe ...