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UN agency calls for renewed global commitment to develop effective HIV vaccine

19 May 2015 – To mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS, has renewed its call for a sustained worldwide commitment to finding an effective HIV vaccine.


UN to begin polio and measles vaccinations as Ebola transmissions plummet in Liberia

08 May 2015 – United Nations agencies and their partners today announced a massive campaign to vaccinate more than 600,000 children against polio and measles in Liberia as a crucial step towards recovery and the restoration of health services in the West African country, where Ebola transmissions have dwindled in recent weeks.


Yemen’s children at immediate risk of severe malnutrition as fighting continues – UNICEF

08 May 2015 – More children in Yemen are at risk of dying from hunger and lack of health services than from bombs and bullets, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today amid ongoing fighting across the Gulf country.


UNICEF and EU begin airlift of 80 metric tonnes of humanitarian supplies to quake-hit Nepal

05 May 2015 – Humanitarian supplies to meet the emergency needs of some of the 1.7 million children affected by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal are being airlifted in to the capital, Kathmandu, as the United Nations children’s agency works with the European Union (EU) to provide much needed relief from the effects of the disaster.


UN resumes vaccination drive for three million children in West Africa

24 April 2015 – For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thousands of health workers are fanning out across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in nationwide immunization campaigns with an aim to protect three million children against preventable but potentially deadly diseases such as measles and polio.


Ahead of World Immunization Week, UN warns global vaccination targets ‘far off track’

22 April 2015 – The United Nations World Health Organization today warned that progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is “far off track,” with one in five children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases.


Yemen: UN agency warns of deteriorating health situation amid ongoing fighting

21 April 2015 – The health situation in Yemen is steadily deteriorating as escalating hostilities impede civilian access to critical health services, according to a spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO).