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World must be ready to respond to next pandemic: WHO chief

WEB22 May 2023 Health. Although COVID-19 may no longer be a global public health emergency, countries must still strengthen response to the disease and prepare for …

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UN welcomes ‘most comprehensive agreement ever’ on global …

WEBDuring a meeting of heads of State, ministers, health leaders, policy-makers, and universal health coverage champions, the UN chief called UHC “the most …

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5 reasons the world needs WHO, to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

WEBThe World Health Organization (WHO), the UN’s health agency, has played a crucial role in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, ever since the first cases were identified …

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Childhood immunization levels stalled in 2023 UN News

WEBThat’s according to the World Health Organization and UN Children’s Fund snapshot of trends for vaccinations against 14 diseases – all of which underlines the …

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‘Health is a right, not a privilege’ says WHO chief on World Health …

WEBSpeaking at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, during an event to launch the Day, the WHO chief said that all people deserve access to health services, “when and …

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Why biodiversity is good for our health UN News

WEB17 December 2022 Climate and Environment. The natural world has gifted humanity with untold health benefits, and it is believed that it harbours many more undiscovered health …

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Tedros re-elected to lead the World Health Organization

WEBThe Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year term as Director …

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Strengthen ‘One Health approach’ to prevent future pandemics – …

WEBWhile the concept of One Health – where multiple sectors communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes – may have once seemed …

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Redefining life-long benefits of sexual health – WHO UN News

WEBIt is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being, related to sexuality. Sexual health is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. It …

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Healthcare: Lack of universal coverage, ‘human rights tragedy on a

WEBA fundamental right. Speaking on behalf of UN chief António Guterres, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed emphasized that universal health …

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More than half a billion pushed into extreme poverty due to health

WEBThe COVID-19 pandemic is likely to halt two decades of global progress towards Universal Health Coverage, according to reports released on Sunday from the …

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Ocean benefits increasingly undermined by human activity, UN …

WEBThe second World Ocean Assessment ( WOA II) is the work of hundreds of scientists from across the globe and follows an initial report published in 2015. It warns …

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Where do I go now, ask Gazans uprooted by new Israeli

WEBIn Khan Younis, the UN agency for Palestine refugees reported witnessing “thousands of people fleeing” westwards as part of the exodus from the enclave’s …

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Nearly one billion people have a mental disorder: WHO UN News

WEB17 June 2022 Health. Nearly one billion people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder, according to latest UN data – a staggering figure that is even more worrying, if …

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WHO launches new pandemic prevention plan, as COVID deaths …

WEB26 April 2023 Health. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday launched a new initiative to help strengthen countries’ ability to plan for, and deal with, another …

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Afghanistan: Rapid decline in public health conditions, WHO warns

WEB29 September 2021 Health. Healthcare provision is deteriorating fast in Afghanistan, the UN health agency warned on Wednesday, with cases of measles and diarrhoea shooting …

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Haiti’s health system pushed to breaking point: UNICEF UN News

WEB22 May 2024 Peace and Security. Haiti’s health system is now “on the verge of collapse” UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Haiti Bruno Maes warned on …

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Gaza: WHO chief highlights health risks of latest evacuation orders

WEB11 July 2024 Health. More Israeli evacuation orders in Gaza are further threatening the health of people in the embattled enclave, the Director-General of the World Health …

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World News in Brief: UN Commission of Inquiry accepts ICJ …

WEBThe UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory on Monday welcomed the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) …

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Science, evidence-based facts, key to help end scourge of drug …

WEBThe World Drug Report published this week by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime ( UNODC) showed that drug related deaths have nearly doubled over the past decade. …

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DR Congo: Conflict escalation linked to deadly Mpox threat

WEBAt least 25 million people have been caught up in the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where a neglected health emergency …

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World News In Brief: Bangladesh student protests, Yemen’s …

WEBThe UN chief urged the Government of Bangladesh on Thursday to create an environment that allows proper dialogue with student protesters following weeks of …

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The Gambia: UN salutes ‘monumental achievement’ as lawmakers …

WEBCommitment to rights and well-being “Following the vote today by the National Assembly of The Gambia, we commend the country’s decision to uphold the …

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