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New York, Nov 25 (JEN) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday warned that a new bird flu strain detected in Europe poses a significant threat to the poultry sector, especially in low-resourced countries situated along the Black Sea and East Atlantic migratory routes of wild birds. more
Ebola: Ban hopeful of outbreak's end by mid-2015, UN to set up response office in Mali

New York, Nov 22 (JEN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said that by continuing to scale up the global fight against Ebola, there is hope the outbreak could be contained by mid-2015, ...

Ban to take up fight against Ebola with heads of all UN organizations

New York, Nov 21 (JEN) On the eve of a meeting of United Nations agency chiefs to discuss ways to jointly tackle the Ebola outbreak, the World Bank reported on Thursday Liberia’s labour s ...

Ebola cases no longer rising in Guinea, Liberia, UN health agency reports

New York, Nov 20 (JEN): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that the number of Ebola cases is “no longer increasing nationally in Guinea and Liberia, but is s ...

Efforts by UN health agency under way to step up Ebola response in Mali

New York, Nov 19 (JEN): The United Nations is intensifying its efforts to keep the Ebola outbreak from spreading in Mali by working to identify all chains of transmission and stepping up soc ...

Ebola: DR Congo declares end to outbreak, as top footballers join global fight against virus

New York, Nov 18 (JEN) The United Nations on Monday praised the end of an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as some of the world’s top football players, inc ...

Drowning claims over 40 people every hour in ‘needless loss of life’ – UN report

New York, Nov 18 (JEN)The first United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) report on drowning released on Monday reveals that more than 370,000 people drown every year in bathtubs, buck ...

UN launches 'pocketbook' on nutrition ahead of major conference in Rome

New York, Nov 18 (JEN) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has on Monday published a comprehensive pocketbook of nutrition-related data covering all regions of the wor ...

Amid signs of new Ebola cases, UN health official tells Liberians 'you must hunt the virus'

New York, Nov 15 (JEN) A senior United Nations World Health Organization official warned reported that the number of Ebola cases in Liberia, which had recently shown some signs of decline, ...

On World Diabetes Day, Ban underscores threat of non-communicable diseases

New York, Nov 15 (JEN) As the world copes with infectious diseases such as influenza, malaria and the Ebola virus, World Diabetes Day is a reminder that non-communicable diseases pose an ev ...