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New York, Oct 10 (JEN) The international community must “step up” its response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa before it gets much worse, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed on Thursday, adding that a range of measures – from extra financing to increased medical assistance – were essential in helping the countries afflicted by the disease. more
India's first ever Mental Health Policy unveiled

New Delhi, Oct 10 (JEN) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday launched India’s first Mental Health Policy, saying that universal access to mental health care is a specific goal of ...

Ebola: UN agency launches initiative to tackle growing food security threat in West Africa

New York, Oct 9 (JEN) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday is launching a programme that will assist 90,000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and S ...

UN budget committee approves funding for UN Ebola response mission

New York, Oct 8 (JEN) The United Nations committee that deals with administrative and budgetary issues on Tuesday adopted a resolution allocating funding for the newly established UN Missi ...

Wreckage found near Haiti too recent to be Columbus's Santa Maria-UN

New York, Oct 7 (JEN): A shipwreck found off northern Haiti could not be the Santa Maria, the flagship of Christopher Columbus's first crossing of the Atlantic, the United Nations cultural a ...

Ebola outbreak 'running' ahead of world's response, UN warns as funding lags

New York, Oct 4 (JEN) As the head of the United Nations mission working to stop the Ebola outbreak continued his visit to hard-hit countries in West Africa on Friday, the world body’s huma ...

Ebola: UN mission readies to start work as virus death toll surpasses 3,000

New York, Sept 27 (JEN) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said it is intensifying its cooperation with a wide range of partners trying to accelerate work on experi ...

UN chief to leaders: 'The world can and must stop Ebola-now'

New York, Sept 25 (JEN) "The world can and must stop Ebola-now, Secretary General Ban Ki moon told world leaders gathered at a special meeting held on Thursday at the United Nations to speed ...

As host of UN hub against Ebola, Ghana calls for cooperated efforts to halt outbreak

New York, Sept 25 (JEN) We cannot afford to let fear keep us away, the President of Ghana on Thursday told the United Nations General Assembly calling for a sustained, coordinated internatio ...

South Africa’s President pledges to support Ebola-affected nations, conflict-ridden countries

New York, Sept 25 (JEN) The recent outbreak of Ebola in West African has exposed the lack of infrastructure and limited resources in Africa, said South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma on Wed ...