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New York, May 24 (JEN): Health experts and veterinarians called for stepped-up monitoring, investigations and immediate reporting of cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) during a meeting convened by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in Oman. more
Syria: UN adapts to meet needs of Palestinian refugees

New York, May 21 (JEN): The health department of the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East on Tuesday reported that more than half of its health centres in Syria ar ...

UN urges targets for improved health in development agenda

New York, May 20 (JEN): Health must be a part of any future global development agenda, a senior United Nations official underscored on Monday as she outlined a host of issues afflicting mill ...

UN urges global regulatory regime to battle junk foods

New York, May 20 (JEN): Calling on Monday for a new global agreement to regulate unhealthy diets, the United Nations expert on the right to food urged swift action from governments to help c ...

UNICEF urges quality care at birth to save children

New York, May 20 (JEN): The majority of the almost 3 million children who die before they turn one month old could be saved if they received quality care around the time of birth, according ...

UN reports depression as adolescent health challenge

New York, May 15 (JEN): Road traffic injuries, HIV/AIDS and suicide are the top killers of adolescents globally, while depression is the predominant cause of illness and disability, the Unit ...

UN voices concern over gaps in maternity, paternity protections

New York, May 14 (JEN): Despite progress in maternity benefits and a positive trend in supporting new fathers, at least 830 million women workers still do not have adequate protection, the U ...

UN urges greater action to curb alcohol-related deaths

New York, May 13 (JEN): More than three million deaths in 2012 were linked to alcohol with a steady increase in alcohol use among women, the United Nations health agency on Monday reported c ...

Chronic diseases increase pregnancy risk: WHO

New York, May 7 (JEN): Rates of maternal deaths are down, according to United Nations figures released on Tuesday, but pre-existing medical conditions heighten the risk of death for pregnant ...

UN declares emergency to stem potential resurgence of polio

New York, May 6 (JEN): The spread of polio in countries where it was once eradicated is an “extraordinary event” and unless an international coordinated response is urgently put in place ...