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New York, Oct 25 (JEN) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has convened a meeting with top Government officials from Ebola-affected countries, regulatory agencies, vaccine manufacturers and funding agencies to discuss and agree how best to best fast-track testing and the deployment of vaccines in sufficient numbers to halt the spread of the deadly virus. more
Ahead of World Day, UN hails landmark global polio eradication campaign

New York, Oct 24 (JEN) Every day, a thousand or so children are being protected from disability as part of a 26-year global effort to eradicate polio through a worldwide campaign that has im ...

Primary focus of response must be to halt spread of Ebola in West Africa – UN

New York, Oct 24 (JEN): As the international community mobilizes on all fronts to combat the unfolding Ebola outbreak, the primary emphasis must continue to be on stopping the transmission ...

Amid ongoing Ebola outbreak, UN ramps up Organization-wide response

New York, Oct 23 (JEN): A United Nations health committee has met for the third time in three months to evaluate the Organization’s ongoing response to the global Ebola crisis amid br ...

Despite gains against tuberculosis, better research funding required – UN report

New York, Oct 23(JEN): The world is fighting a difficult battle against the spread of tuberculosis (TB), the United Nations health agency announced on Wednesday, as it released its latest re ...

As Ebola response accelerates, UN health agency prepares for arrival of trial vaccines

New York, Oct 22 (JEN) Amid positive developments in the global fight against Ebola, including a growing response to the Secretary-General’s appeals for the more funding to tackle the ...

Increased taxes, regulation key to fighting tobacco ‘epidemic,’ says UN health agency

New York, Oct 21 (JEN): The implementation of higher taxes on tobacco products and greater regulation for electronic cigarettes are among the decisions passed by a United Nations-backed conf ...

Ebola no longer ‘localized emergency,’ UN health officials tell regional summit in Cuba

New York, Oct 21 (JEN): Ebola is no longer a localized public health emergency, top UN officials said in Havana on Mondayas they commended Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to the affected ...

Ebola: back from outbreak epicentre, UN official says survivors now helping with care

New York, Oct 18 (JEN) Survivors of Ebola who have developed immunity to the virus are being trained to care for children in Liberia and Sierra Leone, a United Nations official on Fridayanno ...

More asylum-seekers died trying to reach Yemen in 2014, than 3 past years combined – UN

New York, Oct 18 (JEN) More migrants and asylum-seekers are dying in attempts to get to Yemen, mainly from the Horn of Africa, this year than in the last three years combined, the UN refugee ...