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New York,Thirty years after the first World AIDS Day, the HIV response stands at a crossroads,  UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said, marking this year’s commemorations. more
DR Congo violence puts Ebola humanitarian response at risk, UN food relief agency warns

New York,  A spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has condemned any violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that could slow down the humanitarian ...

Government must ‘secure’ polls in key DR Congo vote due next month: UN envoy

New York, With key national elections due next month in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), armed groups in the east of the country still threaten to derail the vote, the top Unit ...

Antimicrobial resistance a 'global health emergency,' UN, ahead of awareness week

New York, : By 2050, some five million people could die each year in Asia alone due to resistance to antibiotic medicines or antimicrobials, according to UN agencies.

Violence and displacement in Ebola-hit DR Congo threatens humanitarian response

New York,  Increasing violence in Ebola-affected areas of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) threatens the safety of tens of thousands of people there, the UN Refug ...

Fight against ‘vicious’ tuberculosis epidemic drastically underfunded: UN deputy chief

New York, The fight against tuberculosis (TB) is drastically under-funded, with a gap of around $13 billion per year, said Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed at the first-ever High-L ...

UN tuberculosis summit ‘historic opportunity’ to put response ‘back on track’: new WHO report

New York,  Countries are not doing enough to end tuberculosis – the world’s deadliest infectious disease – by 2030, warned the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tu ...

DR Congo: new cases of deadly Ebola virus, as UN steps up response

New York, : In eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN has stepped up community-based efforts to tackle Ebola disease, following confirmation that the virus has reached the ...

Combat against devastating effects of tobacco can only be won ‘if the UN stands united’ – UN health official

New York, United Nations agencies must join forces at the policy level and refuse interference from tobacco companies in their programmes so the destructive impact of tobacco can be effec ...

UN targets half a million Yemenis in battle-scarred Hudaydah with cholera vaccine - UNICEF

New York, Aug 7 (IBNS): Over a year after cholera broke out in Yemen, killing more than 2,000 people, the disease is back and spreading fast in the Houthi-held port city of Hudaydah; a ta ...