Health
New York: The monkeypox outbreak that has been reported in 16 countries and several regions of the world can still be contained and the overall risk of transmission is low, the UN health agency said on Tuesday. more
Young people key for COVID recovery and a sustainable future

New York: Youth activism has been “pushing the world forward,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet told Day 1 of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)&r ...

UN data helps balance New Year’s weight loss resolutions

New York: At the heart of many New Year’s resolutions is a fresh gym membership and an intensive exercise regime that promises to deliver quick results. But that is not necessarily ...

UN agency begins COVID vaccine rollout for 7,500 stranded migrants in Yemen

New York: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has begun a COVID-19 vaccination campaign for migrants stranded in Yemen. The goal is to inoculate around 7,500 people at its ...

WHO: Omicron could have ‘major impact’, but no definitive answers yet

New York: Features of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, including the extent to which it will spread, and the sheer number of mutations, suggest that it could have a major impact on the c ...

Three billion people cannot afford a healthy diet, says UN agriculture agency

New York: Approximately three billion people, almost 40 per cent of the world’s population, cannot afford a healthy diet and another one billion people would join their ranks should ...

‘Under $1’ test kits available to stop mother-child HIV/syphilis transmission

New York: Dual test kits, which cost less than $1, are now available for pregnant women to stem mother-to-child HIV and syphilis transmission, the World Health Organization (WHO) announce ...

Restore sexual, reproductive health rights lost during COVID, rights expert urges

New York: Sexual and reproductive health rights, are human rights, the independent UN expert on the right to health reminded Member States in the General Assembly on Wednesday, saying tha ...

UN honours Henrietta Lacks, whose cells transformed medical research worldwide

New York: For the past seven decades, the cells of Henrietta Lacks, a Black American woman who died of cervical cancer, have saved countless lives, and made numerous scientific breakthrou ...

‘We can end the pandemic’, UN chief says in new call for global vaccine plan

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday repeated his call for a global COVID-19 vaccination plan to boost production and reach millions over the coming months, ...