Health
New York: Childbirth survival rates are now a “staggering success” compared with the year 2000, but one pregnant woman - or her child - still dies every 11 seconds from largely preventable causes, UN health experts said on Thursday. more
UN General Assembly adopts political declaration to fast-track progress on ending AIDS

New York, June 9 (Just Earth News):At a high-level meeting on ending AIDS that opened at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, Member States adopted a new political declaration t ...

UN urges collective action ahead of forum to fast-track AIDS response over next five years

New York, June 7 (Just Earth News):While much has been done over the past few years to halt and reverse the AIDS epidemic, the international community is set to gather for a three-day meetin ...

Fight against tuberculosis only 'half-won,' UN chief says on World Day

New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Observing World Tuberculosis Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for united global efforts to end the deadly disease by 2030 as i ...

UN report shows mixed results for reaching MDG health targets by end of 2015

New York, May 14 (JEN): The United Nations health agency on Wednesday reported that by the end of 2015, the world will have met the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for turning around the ...