1 01, 2018

On New Year’s Day, UNICEF challenges nations to join fight to help more newborns survive first days of life

2018-01-03T17:28:19+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Health, News, Youth|

Nearly 386,000 babies will be born on New Year's Day – some 90 per cent in less developed regions – and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is challenging nations around the world to make sure more newborns survive their first days of life.

29 12, 2017

New UN agency projects to boost farming practices, improve farm animal health

2017-12-29T20:54:49+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Health, News|

People around the world, especially poor farmers in developing Asian countries, will benefit through the use of nuclear techniques in combatting diseases affecting farm animals and improve water management practices, the United Nations atomic energy agency has said.

24 12, 2017

Nigeria: Cholera outbreak in restive Borno state successfully contained, says UN health agency

2017-12-27T16:14:20+00:00 December 24th, 2017|Health, News|

A five-month long cholera outbreak in Nigeria's conflict-affected Borno state has been successfully contained, the United Nations health agency has announced.

21 12, 2017

UNICEF airlifts six million doses of vaccines to children in Yemen

2017-12-21T21:49:59+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Health, News, Youth|

A plane charted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) landed in Sana’a, Yemen, on Thursday, delivering nearly 6 million doses of essential vaccines to protect millions of children at risk of preventable diseases, including the current diphtheria outbreak that has reportedly infected over 300 people and killed 35.

14 12, 2017

In Japan, UN chief spotlights power of universal health coverage to unlock economic growth

2017-12-14T16:45:20+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Health, News|

Health is everyone's right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed Thursday, expressing the UN's readiness to help countries move towards health coverage for all.

13 12, 2017

Half the world lacks access to essential health services – UN-backed report

2017-12-13T23:33:18+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Health, News|

At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay, according to a United Nations-backed study.

12 12, 2017

UN Assembly calls on Member States to ‘accelerate progress’ on goal of universal health coverage

2017-12-12T19:36:00+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Health, News|

The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater efforts on the part of its Member States to ensure universal health coverage, and designated 12 December as International Universal Health Coverage Day.

11 12, 2017

Violence shuts schools, deprives children of medical care in Syria’s East Ghouta, warns UNICEF

2017-12-11T17:56:02+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Health, News|

Five of the more than 130 children who require immediate medical evacuation have died as they could not access treatment they needed due to the continuing violence across Syria's eastern Ghouta, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported, adding that most schools are closed there.

7 12, 2017

UN health agency launches first global monitoring system for dementia

2017-12-07T16:26:43+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Health, News|

The United Nations health agency on Thursday launched the first global monitoring system for dementia, which is expected to affect 152 million people worldwide by 2050 – triple the current 50 million – amid the aging of the global population. Dementia includes Alzheimer’s disease and other types of memory loss and cognitive disabilities.