Health
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as syphilis are on the rise in most regions of the world, UN health agency WHO said in a new report on Tuesday. more
Mental health care ‘barriers’ must end, urges Guterres

Three in four people suffering from a mental health condition receive inadequate treatment – or none at all – UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, as h ...

New global action pledge to end TB by 2030

New York: Applause rang out in one of the main conference rooms at UN headquarters on Friday as world leaders, civil society representatives and other stakeholders approved a declaration ...

Unitaid: Close to a million deaths by 2035 if TB prevention is not acted on

New York: UN health innovation initiative Unitaid warned on Wednesday that the failure to implement tuberculosis contact tracing and prevention could lead to close to one million deaths b ...

One pregnant woman or newborn dies every 7 seconds: new UN report

New York: Global progress in reducing the premature deaths of pregnant women, mothers and babies, has flatlined for eight years due to decreasing investments in maternal and newborn healt ...

WHO calls for action to totally eliminate trans fat, ‘a toxic chemical that kills’

New York: Despite recent progress towards eliminating trans fat from food, some five billion people remain unprotected from its harmful impacts, thus increasing their risk of heart diseas ...

UN chief issues global ‘wake-up call’ on Day of Epidemic Preparedness

New York: Three years ago this month, the virus that causes COVID-19 was first detected, the UN chief reminded on Tuesday, the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness.

Community-led responses ‘essential for ending pandemics’ – UNAIDS

New York: Communities must be empowered and appropriately resourced to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and other pandemics, UNAIDS, the UN agency dedicated to tackling HIV/AIDS, stressed ...

Build momentum to ‘finish the job’ and end COVID-19 pandemic, Guterres urges

New York: Senior UN officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres, took part in a High-Level event at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday, noting the encouraging progre ...

WHO supports DR Congo authorities as Ebola resurges in volatile east

New York: Ebola has resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following confirmation of a case in the restive eastern province of North Kivu, the World Health Organization ...