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New York : More than $31 billion is needed over the next 12 months to develop medicines that will be effective against COVID-19, and make them available to all people, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners said on Friday. more
One million facing food shortages, nutrition crisis after Mozambique cyclones: UNICEF

New York: Such was the extent of devastation caused by two back-to-back cyclones in Mozambique earlier this year, nearly one million people, including 160,000 children under five, are sti ...

‘Greater urgency’ needed in fight against HIV/AIDS, warns UN agency, amidst $1 billion investment cuts

New York, July 17 (IBNS): The UN programme leading the global effort to end AIDS is calling for greater urgency and more funding in the fight against the disease, with data showing that t ...

Ebola emergency meeting to go ahead as UNICEF warns of higher risk to very youngest children

New York, July 17 (JEN): Ahead of a key expert meeting convened by the United Nations to decide whether to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ...

Misinformation and growing distrust on vaccines, ‘dangerous as a disease’ says UNICEF chief

New York, June 29 (JEN): Vaccines save millions of lives, and yet misinformation, limited availability and inadequate access to services have left large numbers of children in jeopardy, p ...

On the first day of 2019, over 395,000 babies to be born worldwide: UNICEF

New York: As the calendar flips to 2019, about 395,072 babies will be born around the world, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, adding that a quarter will ...

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 ...

As children in Ebola-affected areas of DR Congo head back to school, UNICEF ramps up support

New York, As the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) gears up for the upcoming academic year – with some 250 schools in Ebola-affected health zones – the United Nat ...

Child victims of DRC Ebola outbreak need ‘special attention and care’: UNICEF

New York, An ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has particularly affected children, the UN’s children agency, UNICEF, sa ...

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 ...