Health
New York, Nov 10 (Just Earth News): The United Nations estimates that 1.2 to 1.5 million people are currently being affected by the military operations underway to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS or Da’esh), some quarter million of which are women who potentially need reproductive health services and care for gender-based violence. more
UN agency working to address women’s health and protection needs in storm-hit Haiti

New York, Nov 4 (Just Earth News): With some 546,000 women of reproductive age in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has urged greater attention ...

New UN health agency guidelines aim to stop surgical infections and arrest spread of ‘superbugs’

New York, Nov 3 (Just Earth News): Warning that millions of people die every year from preventable surgical infections, particularly in developing countries, the World Health Organization (W ...

UN health strategy making access to new, revolutionary hepatitis C treatment possible

New York, Oct 28 (Just Earth News): According to the United Nations heath agency, since the approval of new medicines for hepatitis C – offering a cure rate of over 95 per cent, fewer side ...

‘We have to do the right thing,’ deputy UN chief says on intensified response to cholera outbreak in Haiti

New York, Oct 26 (Just Earth News): Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Tuesday urged the international community to show solidarity with the Haitian people as they struggle to cope wit ...

UN launches new fund to support system-wide coordinated response to cholera in Haiti

New York, Oct 18 (Just Earth News): The United Nations has launched a new trust fund to support a coordinated system-wide response from the UN and its partners to help Haiti overcome the cho ...

UN deputy chief briefs Member States on new UN approach to cholera outbreak in Haiti

New York, Oct 15 (Just Earth News): Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said on Friday that the first track of the new United Nations approach to tackling cholera involves intensifying ef ...

WHO report warns global actions and investments to end tuberculosis epidemic are falling far short

Washington, Oct 14 (Just Earth News): New data published by WHO in its 2016 "Global Tuberculosis Report" show that countries need to move much faster to prevent, detect, and treat the disea ...

UN health teams in Haiti to respond to cholera outbreaks, prevent possible epidemic

New York, Oct 13 (Just Earth News): With scattered outbreaks of cholera reported in the wake of the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, the United Nations health agency has de ...

UN health agency declares elimination of measles in the Americas

New York, Sept 28 (Just Earth News): The region of the Americas is the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, the United Nation ...