Health
New York, Mar 24 (Just Earth News): More than 116 million children are set to be immunized against polio starting on Saturdayin one of the largest of its kind synchronized vaccination campaigns across west and central Africa, United Nations agencies on Friday announced. more
UN atomic agency co-hosts international meeting on cancer in developing countries

New York, Mar 22 (Just Earth News): Cancer can be a death warrant in some developing countries, spurring the United Nations atomic agency and the international community on Wednesday to hold ...

UN expert urges greater protection of people with albinism from witch doctors

New York, Mar 3 (Just Earth News): In the wake of a high-profile conviction of a mastermind who murdered and dismembered a woman with albinism, a United Nations independent expert is calling ...

UN health agency lists antibiotic-resistant bacteria which pose human threat

New York, Feb 28 (Just Earth News): The United Nations health agency on Monday published its first-ever catalogue of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human heal ...

UN health agency reports depression now ‘leading cause of disability worldwide’

New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News): Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, the United Nations health agency on Thursday reported, estimating that it affects more than 300 m ...

UN health agency stepping up efforts to provide trauma care to people in Mosul

New York, Jan 27 (Just Earth News): As the conflict in Mosul intensifies and greater numbers of civilians are caught in the crossfire, the United Nations health agency and its partners have ...

UN-backed measles vaccination campaign to reach 4.7 million children in north-east Nigeria

New York, Jan 27 (Just Earth News): A major vaccination campaign against a measles outbreak in northeast Nigeria is reaching 4.7 million children, according to the United Nations Children’ ...

UN agency hails new polio vaccination regimen in South-East Asia that curbs impact on global supply

New York, Jan 13 (Just Earth News): Amid a global shortage of injectable inactivated polio vaccines (IPV), a new inoculation regimen, employed by governments in the South-East Asian region, ...

UN agencies sign agreement on purchasing ‘greener’ health commodities

New York, Dec 8 (Just Earth News): The World Health Organization (WHO) has joined other United Nations and international agencies in a new agreement that will lead to more environmentally an ...

UN’s Ban apologizes to people of Haiti, outlines new plan to fight cholera epidemic and help communities

New York, Dec 2 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday apologized to the people of Haiti, expressing deep regret for the loss of life and suffering cause ...