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New York, July 23 (JEN): Based on new evidence, the United Nations health agency on Monday announced it was recommending the use of the antiretroviral drug dolutegravir (DTG) – which, with other medication, treats HIV/AIDS – as the preferred first- and second-line treatment for all cases, including pregnant women and those who have the potential to give birth. more
Don’t panic, support DR Congo in fight against deadly Ebola virus, UN health agency urges

New York, July 20 (JEN): Ebola virus is just one challenge among many facing communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, ...

‘We won’t get to zero cases of Ebola without a big scale-up in funding,’ UN relief chief warns

New York, July 16 (JEN): Deadly, attacks on health workers in Ebola-hit areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including one at the weekend that left two dead, are an indica ...

UN health agency steps up fight against ‘invisible pandemic’ of antimicrobial resistance

New York, June 19 (JEN): As resistance to antibiotics grows, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the latest stage of its campaign to fight this deadly health risk – lik ...

More than one million sexually transmitted infections occur every day: WHO

New York, June 7 (JEN): The global scale of sexually transmitted infections (STI) should be a “wake-up call” to governments, UN health experts said on Thursday, citing data sh ...

Under-fives' daily screen time should be kept to 60 minutes only, warns WHO

New York: Toddlers should spend no more than 60 minutes passively watching a screen every day, while babies under 12 months should have none, to ensure that they grow up fit and well, the ...

‘End the ongoing atrocities’ against people with albinism in Malawi, say UN rights experts

New York: After a recent "savage” killing and the abduction of a one-year-old baby in Malawi, United Nations experts have urged the Government to take immediate action to prote ...

Better care, stronger laws needed to save 30 million babies on the brink of death

New York: Nearly 30 million babies each year -  nearly a quarter of the total - are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialized care to survive beyond the first mo ...

UN pushes for universal health care on International Day

New York: Universal health care for all, leaving no one behind, by 2030: that’s the call going out on International Universal Health Coverage Day, which this year falls on Wednesday ...

UN agriculture chief urges ‘transformative changes’ to how we eat

New York,  Obesity affects millions of people, and several billion suffer from diseases caused by vitamin- or mineral-deficient diets, known as micronutrient deficiencies, according ...