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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 cholera epidemic and support the establishment of strong water, sanitation and health systems in the country. more
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 ...

Improved UN database spotlights huge global disparities in access to cancer care

New York, Sept 28 (Just Earth News): A revamped global database launched on Wednesday by the United Nations atomic agency highlights startling disparities across the world when it comes to a ...

UN health agency provides emergency support as floods and landslides cause havoc in DPRK

New York, Sept 15 (Just Earth News): Responding urgent humanitarian needs triggered by flash floods and landslides in the northern provinces of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (D ...

UN health agency’s African member States adopt new malaria framework

New York, Aug 22 (Just Earth News): With Africa still accounting for more than 90 per cent of global malaria deaths in 2015, the United Nations health agency’s member States in the region ...

Davos: UN launches $1 billion appeal for global Ebola response

The United Nations on Wednesday appealed for $1 billion needed for the first six months of 2015 to sustain the momentum to stamp out Ebola in West Africa, where ‘the epidemic has started t ...