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New York : Despite constraints imposed by the new coronavirus disease, activists for gender equality gathered at UN Headquarters on Monday for the latest session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), to reinforce the message that women’s rights are human rights. more
COVID-19: ‘Sombre moment’ as cases top 100,000 worldwide

New York : The global number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has surpassed 100,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Saturday.

Coronavirus COVID-19 wipes $50 billion off global exports in February alone, as IMF pledges support for vulnerable nations

New York : The extent of the damage to the global economy caused by novel coronavirus COVID-19 moved further into focus on Wednesday as UN economists announced a likely $50 billion drop i ...

Coronavirus COVID-19 risk increased to ‘very high’ but containment still possible

New York : Countries must act quickly and robustly to contain the coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as it raised the global risk assessment of t ...

Low cost breast cancer medicine move good news for women: UN health agency

New York: More women could soon have access to an affordable version of an expensive life-saving breast cancer treatment, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

‘Forgotten’ pneumonia epidemic kills more children than any other disease

New York: Pneumonia, an entirely preventable disease, kills more children than any other illness in the world, one child every 39 seconds. But although that statistic is well known, fundi ...

World is closer than ever to seeing polio disappear for good

New York: In a “historic achievement for humanity”, two of three wild poliovirus strains have been eliminated worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thurs ...

UN Committee says Ebola in DR Congo still an international public health emergency

New York: The Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, experts meeting in Geneva said on ...

Strict alcohol laws which cut intake more than 40 per cent in Russia, linked to historically high life expectancy

New York: Strict laws put in place by the Russian authorities since 2003 have resulted in a significant drop in alcohol-related deaths nationwide, a report from the World Health Organizat ...

Eliminating hepatitis calls for ‘bold political leadership, with investments to match,’ UN health chief says

New York, July 27 (JEN): Calling for “bold political leadership” ahead of World Hepatitis Day, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged countries to take advanta ...