Health
New York : A major UN-led initiative is under way to secure supplies of key medical equipment for 135 low to medium-income countries facing down the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. more
First Person: Finding new ways to save millions at risk during the coronavirus pandemic

New York : Millions of people are reliant on humanitarian supplies to survive, and the COVID-19 pandemic is making it even more difficult for aid workers to reach them. The UN Office for ...

Intensifying shelling and COVID-19 pandemic creates ‘perfect storm’ in Libya

New York : In Libya, ongoing heavy fighting has raised concerns yet further, about the likely devastating impact of the new coronavirus on people there, particularly those repeatedly forc ...

US must improve COVID-19 strategy to keep tens of millions from falling into poverty, urges rights expert

New York : The United States must take urgent additional steps to prevent tens of millions of middle-class Americans hit by the COVID-19 pandemic from being “plunged into poverty&rd ...

Coronavirus pandemic threatens crises-ravaged communities, UN appeals for global support

New York : A psychosocial counsellor in Jordan's Azraq refugee camp  informed the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday that during the first four days of the COVID-19 lockdown ...

UN chief urges unity in mobilizing ‘every ounce of energy’ to defeat coronavirus pandemic

New York : There should be only one fight in our world today, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Friday, issuing a loud clarion call to join “our shared battle against COV ...

WHO says worldwide number of COVID-19 cases reaches 900,306, with over 45,000 fatalities

Moscow/Sputnik: The worldwide number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease has reached 900,306, with 45,693 having died of COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on la ...

Amidst pandemic, now is the time for action to also beat tuberculosis, urges WHO

New York : As countries across the world grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Health agency reminded everyone on Tuesday, World Tuberculosis Day 2020, that TB remains the world&rsqu ...

UN aid teams work round the clock amid COVID-19 pandemic to ensure humanitarian support to millions

New York/IBNS: As the global humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues at breakneck speed, UN assistance remains critical for some 100 hundred million people living in emer ...

WHO confirms Coronavirus as pandemic

New York: The World Health Organization on Wednesday labelled the outbreak of the coronavirus as a 'pandemic'.