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UN seeks common European strategy on health care for refugee and migrant influx

23 November 2015 – As the unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants into Europe strains host countries’ medical resources, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) opened a high-level meeting in Rome today to draft a common strategy on health care for the newcomers, ranging from prompt vaccination against measles and polio to dealing with childbirth complications.

Measles vaccination saved 17 million lives since 2000, but elimination goals ‘off track’ – UN

13 November 2015 – The number of measles-related deaths has decreased by 79 per cent since the beginning of the century, but the United Nations health agency is warning that 2015 global milestones and measles elimination goals are off track.

UN ramps up to assist those in Afghanistan and Pakistan affected by massive earthquake

27 October 2015 – Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands of homes in Afghanistan and Pakistan were destroyed by the massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the Badakshan Province in Afghanistan yesterday, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).