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Respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu claim thousands of lives every year – UN health agency
Respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza takes up to 650,000 lives annually, according to new estimates released Thursday by the United Nations health agency and global partners. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Japan, UN chief spotlights power of universal health coverage to unlock economic growth
Health is everyone's right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General Ant ó nio Guterres stressed Thursday, expressing the UN's readiness to help countries move towards health coverage for all. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN agency helps farmers in Latin America broaden their market horizons
Improving market access, particularly beyond national borders, for family farmers and small and medium agriculture enterprises in the Latin America and Caribbean region can help boost rural development as well as spur inclusive trade, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Half the world lacks access to essential health services & #8211 UN-backed report
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. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN Assembly calls on Member States to ‘ accelerate progress ’ on goal of universal health coverage
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. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN stepping up support to diphtheria vaccination campaign for Rohingya children in Bangladesh
A United Nations-backed campaign to immunize Rohingya children against diphtheria began on Tuesday in Bangladesh, following an outbreak that has resulted in nine deaths in the camps and makeshift settlements hosting these refugees from Myanmar. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN health agency launches first global monitoring system for dementia
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. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Conflicts, drought drive hunger despite strong global food supply & #8211 UN agriculture agency
Despite strong global food supply, localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, the United Nations agriculture agency reported Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

West and Central Africa lagging far behind world in HIV response, warns UNICEF
Four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Urgent action needed to address rising global hunger, says UN agency head
Immediate action is needed to address the rise in global hunger, the head of the United Nations food security agency has urged, highlighting the need to build resilience in poor and vulnerable communities. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A survivor ’ s journey for justice: HIV advocate and UN retiree Eric Sawyer
"I contracted HIV before the discovery of the virus," Eric Sawyer began, as he told his story to an audience of nearly 50,000 gathered in New York ’ s Central Park earlier this year. The cheers and applause his heartfelt speech received would have been unimaginable three decades ago. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World AIDS Day: UN calls for renewed commitment to make epidemic ‘ a thing of the past ’
The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)– which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030– without people attaining their right to health, the United Nations said Friday, marking World AIDS Day with a strong appeal for the full realization of this fundamental right by everyone, everywhere. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World AIDS Day: If everyone, everywhere realizes right to health, epidemic can be defeated, says UN
The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)– which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030– without people attaining their right to health, the United Nations said Friday, marking World AIDS Day with a strong appeal for the full realization of this fundamental right by everyone, everywhere. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

From thorny to tasty: UN agriculture agency looking at cactus as climate resilient food
With the reality of climate change becoming more real by the day, including its impact on food sources, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging communities around the world not to take the prickly cactus for granted. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antalya: South-South Development Expo closes with strengthened cooperation to achieve Global Goals
The Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD) wrapped up on Thursday in Antalya, Turkey, with delegations from dozens of countries, key international organizations, and United Nations agencies reaffirming their commitment to strengthening partnerships and cooperation agreements to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One in 10 medicines in developing countries substandard or falsified & #8211 UN health agency
Substandard or fake medicines that fail to prevent and cure disease– and could even cause death– are becoming more and more prevalent, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, calling on Governments to take urgent actions to tackle this global problem. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One in 10 medicines in developing countries substandard or falsified – UN health agency
Substandard or fake medicines that fail to prevent and cure disease – and could even cause death – are becoming more and more prevalent, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, calling on Governments to take urgent actions to tackle this global problem. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Four billion people have no social security protection - UN labour agency
More than half of the global population – some four billion people – have no social security protection, UN labour experts said on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antalya: South-South cooperation can spur great humanitarian, development impact – UN relief official
With actors from the Global South increasingly among the frontline responders in fragile and protracted crises, fully leveraging the comparative advantage of South-South cooperation has the potential to have great humanitarian and development impact, a senior United National relief official said Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malaria response at ‘ crossroads, ’ risks backward slide – UN
After unprecedented global success in controlling malaria, progress has stalled, the United Nations health agency reported Wednesday, citing an estimated five million more cases in 2016 than in 2015, and around 445,000 deaths. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antalya: South-South cooperation offers major opportunities to support vulnerable countries & #8211 UN official
As the most vulnerable countries continue to face serious development challenges, South-South cooperation offers enormous opportunities and potential to effectively support them in accelerating progress on implementing globally agreed goals, a senior United Nations official has said. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antalya: South-South cooperation offers major opportunities to support vulnerable countries – UN official
As the most vulnerable countries continue to face serious development challenges, South-South cooperation offers enormous opportunities and potential to effectively support them in accelerating progress on implementing globally agreed goals, a senior United Nations official has said. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antalya: UN launches new initiative to empower and train young leaders in Global South
A new UN partnership that will empower young leaders in the global South to become agents of change was launched Tuesday during the Global South-South Development Expo 2017 in Antalya, Turkey. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antalya: UN-backed fund combatting poverty and hunger across Global South launches annual report
Three countries at the forefront of South-South cooperation and some $33 million in contributions are helping 15 of the world ’ s least developed countries advance towards achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

With access to clean, modern energy, poorer countries look to power ahead through innovation – UN report
Energy is key to global development, but the world ’ s poorest and most vulnerable nations fare up to six times worse than their more industrialized counterparts when it comes to accessing the vital resource, the United Nations warned on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN agency gravely concerned by lack of medical services in Syria ’ s eastern Ghouta
Despite escalating violence and increasing humanitarian needs, life-saving medicines, medical equipment, and surgical supplies are being prevented from entering eastern Ghouta in Syria and the plan to transfer critically ill patients to hospitals elsewhere has not been approved, the United Nations health agency has warned. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nearly 21 million people now have access to HIV treatment – UN agency
About 20.9 million people now have access to the antiretroviral therapy, according to a new report by the UN agency leading the global push to end AIDS, spotlighting that this remarkable progress has been made possible by people living with HIV demanding their rights, strong leadership and financial commitment. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sanitation chain, wastewater treatment focus of World Toilet Day event at UN
Even in wealthier countries, where people have access to toilets and faecal material is contained, treatment and final disposal of wastewater can be far from perfect, leading to polluted rivers and coastlines, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a World Toilet Day event on Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN agencies rush in medical supplies for thousands wounded in Iran-Iraq earthquake
United Nations agencies have delivered medical supplies to the areas of Iran and Iraq struck by a devastating earthquake, and are urging vigilance against the possible outbreaks of infectious and waterborne diseases. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

With UN support, more countries confronting threat of drug-resistant & #39superbugs & #39
Efforts to stem the spread of antimicrobial resistant pathogens on farms and in food systems are gaining strength, thanks to strong backing by governments and technical support from the United Nations to boost national capacities, the Organization's food security and health agencies reported Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN-led ministerial conference in Moscow agrees universal commitment to end tuberculosis
On Friday, 75 ministers announced a landmark agreement to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 at the conclusion of a World Health Organization (WHO) conference in Moscow, Russia, on eradicating the world's deadliest infectious disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Conflicts, climatic change drive food insecurity and undernourishment in sub-Saharan Africa – UN
Adverse climatic conditions, a sluggish global economy and conflicts are key factors driving food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Promote affordable, equitable access to diabetes medicines and information for women, UN urges
On World Diabetes Day, the United Nations health agency has said that women – especially those in low-income countries – are particularly vulnerable to diabetes, a condition that can be prevented or delayed with medication, regular screening and healthier lives. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Road safety ‘ morally, economically sound investment, ’ UN envoy tells global forum
Calling for greater efforts to reduce road traffic deaths worldwide, the United Nations envoy for road safety on Monday stressed that a proposed UN fund, along with national investments, would turn the tide of rising fatality numbers. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance is ‘ crisis we cannot ignore, ’ UN warns, calling for responsible use of these medicines
As World Antibiotic Awareness Week began on Monday, the United Nations, through its Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), called for responsible use of antibiotics in humans and animals to reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unhealthy diets could undo progress on food security in Asia-Pacific, warns UN report
Urgent action is needed to tackle malnutrition and promote consumption of healthier foods in the Asia-Pacific region – home to most of the world ’ s undernourished people – the United Nations food security agency said Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘ Leave no stone unturned ’ to secure aid funding for Central African Republic, senior UN official urges
One out of every four people in Central African Republic (CAR) is either displaced or living as a refugee in another country, a senior United Nations official said Thursday, urging the international community to provide more resources for a humanitarian plan that up to now is only partially funded. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN migration agency expands HIV/AIDS services in South Sudan displacement sites
Thanks to the recent expansion of HIV/AIDS services conducted by the United Nations migration agency, some 171,000 civilians and their host communities have gained benefit from these health facilities in South Sudan. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN health agency recommends farmers stop using antibiotics in healthy animals
Farmers and the food industry should stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals, the United Nations health agency said on Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Harvest season provides meagre respite to South Sudan ’ s ongoing hunger crisis
The current harvest season has not brought enough food to end the hunger crisis in South Sudan, as conflict persists in most of the African country and hyperinflation puts food out of reach for many, the United Nations said Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: UN health agency sees drop in cases of plague; urges vigilance as risk of spread remains
While progress has been made in response to the plague outbreak in Madagascar, and the number of suspected new cases continues to decline, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that sustaining operations through the remainder of the plague season will be critical as there is still a risk of potential further spread of the disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: UN health agency sees drop in cases of plague; remains vigilant as risk of spread remains
While progress has been made in response to the plague outbreak in Madagascar, and the number of suspected new cases continues to decline, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that sustaining operations through the remainder of the plague season will be critical as there is still a risk of potential further spread of the disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diarrhoea-related diseases claim lives of 26 children each day in Afghanistan – UNICEF
Although the number of children under five years dying from diarrhoea each year in Afghanistan has dropped below 10,000 for the first time, the disease still claims the lives of 9,500 children, or 26 each day, the United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF) said Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ahead of Brazil Summit, UN reports three million people now have access to hepatitis C cure
A record three million people obtained treatment for hepatitis C over the past two years, and 2.8 million more people embarked on lifelong treatment for hepatitis B in 2016, the United Nations health agency reported Tuesday, the eve of the World Hepatitis Summit in Brazil, highlighting increasing momentum in the global response to the viral disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ahead of Brazil Summit, UN reports 3 million people now have access to hepatitis C cure
A record 3 million people obtained treatment for hepatitis C over the past two years, and 2.8 million more people embarked on lifelong treatment for hepatitis B in 2016, the United Nations health agency reported Tuesday, the eve of the World Hepatitis Summit in Brazil, highlighting increasing momentum in the global response to the viral disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tuberculosis world & #39s top infectious killer; UN health agency calls for political action to stop spread
Progress has not been fast enough over the past year to reach global and regional targets on stopping the spread of tuberculosis (TB), or to make real headway in closing persistent gaps in TB care and prevention, the World Health Organization warned Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Measles deaths fall, but world still far from eliminating disease – UN-backed report
Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 last year for the first time 90,000, United Nations and other international agencies reported on Thursday, as they warned however that the world is still far from reaching goals on eliminating the disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Syria: UN health agency steps up services for thousands of people in Raqqa
The United Nations health agency is stepping up the delivery of medicines and medical supplies to thousands of people in newly accessible areas of Raqqa. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eradication of polio & #39once and for all & #39 within reach & #8211 UN health agency
Despite progress towards global eradication of polio, sustained commitment is needed to overcome the final hurdle and stamp out the disease once and for all, the United Nations health agency said today, the World Polio Day. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Road accidents in Africa among deadliest worldwide, UN official says, urging more action
Some 650 people are killed each day in road accidents throughout Africa, a senior United Nations official today said, calling for more to be done to keep drivers – as well as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – safe. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news