1904, 2017

Progress against tropical diseases must be backed by poverty alleviation efforts – UN health agency

April 19th, 2017|Health, News|

The United Nations today cited “record-breaking” progress in controlling neglected tropical diseases – which blind, maim, disfigure and debilitate millions of people worldwide, especially in its poorest areas – as an estimated one billion people were reached with treatment for at least one of these diseases in 2015 alone, according to the Organization’s health agency.

504, 2017

UN stresses need to anticipate changes in world’s population age structure to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

April 5th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News, Press material, Youth|

Changes in age structure of human populations are taking place worldwide, with major implications for sustainable development policies, highlights 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development

603, 2017

Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children each year, UN health agency reports

March 6th, 2017|Health, News|

The United Nations health agency reviewed the threats from pollutants such as second-hand smoke, UV radiation, unsafe water and e-waste.

302, 2017

WHO: Early cancer diagnosis, better trained medics can save lives, money

February 3rd, 2017|Health, News|

Each year, 8.8 million people die from cancer, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, according to WHO figures.

912, 2016

Transport pivotal to Asia and the Pacific’s sustainability

December 9th, 2016|Cities, Financing for Development, Health, News|

Further deepening Asian transport connectivity requires that we ensure that regional connectivity is seamless.

112, 2016

On World AIDS Day, UNICEF warns of sharp rise in new HIV infections among adolescents

December 1st, 2016|Health, News|

1 December 2016 – New HIV infections among adolescents are projected to rise from 250,000 in 2015 to nearly 400,000 a year by 2030 if progress stalls in reaching adolescents, warns a report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today, which is observed annually as World AIDS Day.

“The world has made tremendous progress […]

1711, 2016

World’s first malaria vaccine set for 2018 rollout in Africa after WHO secures funding

November 17th, 2016|Health, News|

“The pilot deployment of this first-generation vaccine marks a milestone in the fight against malaria,” stated Dr. Pedro Alonso, Director of the WHO Global Malaria Programme.

1611, 2016

FAO calls for giant research leap to rein in farm-driven antimicrobial resistance

November 16th, 2016|Health, Hunger and food security, News|

Report says there is mounting evidence that food systems may be major conduits of AMR.

1411, 2016

UN chief urges prevention to reduce diabetes and associated blindness

November 14th, 2016|Health, News|

According to the United Nations, the global rate of diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980, with some 422 million adults living with diabetes as of 2014, representing a health risk that the General Assembly seeks to address through World Diabetes Day today, November 14.

In his message on the Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: “The disease […]

3110, 2016

Almost one in seven children breathing heavily toxic air – UNICEF report

October 31st, 2016|Climate change, Health|

About 300 million children in the world are living in areas with outdoor air so toxic – six or more times higher than international pollution guidelines – that it can cause serious health damage, including harming their developing brains, a new United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) report has revealed.