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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 outbreak, the United Nations health agency on Tuesdayannounced the expected delivery of Ebola candidate vaccines, as the UN system continues to ramps up efforts to quell the spread of the deadly virus. more
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 ...

UN chief stresses need for urgent global action as Ebola continues deadly rampage

New York, Oct 17 (JEN): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday called on the international community to step up its efforts to respond to the Ebola crisis and turn pledges into action, while ...

Funding gap looms amid efforts to tackle ‘twin plagues’ Ebola, ISIL, warns UN rights chief

New York, Oct 17 (JEN): Combating the “twin plagues” of Ebola and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), while addressing the largest number of forcibly displaced peopl ...

Ebola response in ‘high-gear’ as UN official warns ‘things will get worse before they improve’

New York, Oct 16 (JEN) The United Nations continues to ramp-up its Ebola response, reaching more than 530,000 people with food assistance in hard-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, and, i ...

On World Day, UN spotlights handwashing as vital tool in fight against Ebola

New York, Oct 16 (JEN) As the world celebrates the seventh annual Global Handwashing Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is spotlighting how the simple practice not only ...

In race against time, Member States must increase efforts to stop Ebola outbreak – UN official

New York, Oct 15 (JEN) The Ebola outbreak is "winning the race" against attempts to contain it, the head of the United Nations mission working to stop the deadly virus warned the Security Co ...