Living conditions in Gaza & #39more and more wretched & #39 over past decade, UN finds
A decade after Hamas seized the Gaza Strip, the living conditions for two million people in the Palestinian enclave are deteriorating“further and faster” than the prediction made in 2012 that the enclave would become“unlivable” by 2020, a new United Nations report has found. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low food prices foreseen in 2017-2026, but countries need to keep markets stable – UN-OECD report
Noting projections of low prices for food commodities over the next decade on the back of abundant stocks of cereal and other staples, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report have underlined the need for governments continue efforts to provide stability to world food markets. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance making gonorrhoea ‘ sometimes impossible ’ to treat – UN health agency
Gonorrhoea is becoming harder to treat due to antibiotic resistance, the United Nations health agency today cautioned, adding that there is a need for better prevention and treatment of the disease that infects an estimated 78 million people each year. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DR Congo ’ s economy loses over $1 billion to child undernutrition, finds UN-backed study
The economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is losing as much as 4.5 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a United Nations-backed study released today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Monthly global food price index up 1.4 per cent; cereal stocks set to hit new record, says UN agency
Rising prices of cereals, meat and dairy products have pushed the global food price index up by 1.4 per cent compared to last month and 7.0 per cent compared to last year, the United Nations agriculture agency has said. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN health agency declares end to latest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
A recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is over, the United Nations health agency today said, while adding that enhanced surveillance for the virus continues. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Turning national pledges into action crucial in fight against hunger, stresses head of UN agency
Highlighting that the number of people going hungry across the world has increased since 2015, threatening to undo years of progress, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for translating commitments into action at the national level. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Investing in poor children saves more lives per dollar spent, UNICEF study finds
Investing in the health and survival of the most deprived children and communities provides more value for money than investing in less deprived groups, saving almost twice as many lives for every $1 million spent, according to a new study by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yemen hit by world & #39s worst cholera outbreak as cases reach 200,000 & #8211 UN
Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, with suspected cases exceeding 200,000 and the number increasing at an average of 5,000 a day, the United Nations warned today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Haiti, Security Council spotlights opportunities for country & #39s reform towards stability and development
Wrapping up a three-day visit to Haiti, a Security Council delegation today stressed that it has accomplished the objectives of the mission, including a first-hand look into how best the United Nations could contribute to the country's lasting stability and development. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yemen hit by world & #39s worst cholera outbreak as cases reach 200,000
Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, with suspected cases exceeding 200,000 and the number increasing at an average of 5,000 a day, the United Nations warned today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global narcotics market & #39thriving; & #39 range of available drugs diversifying at alarming pace & #8211 UN
Of the quarter of a billion people who used drugs in 2015, about 29.5 million– or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population– were engaged in“problematic use” and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence, according to report out today from the United Nations drugs and crime agency. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As South Sudan famine ebbs, UN warns millions still face & #39extreme hunger on the edge of a cliff & #39
While famine has eased in South Sudan, the situation across the crisis-torn country remains dire, as the number of people struggling to find food each day has grown from 4.9 million in February to six million today– the highest level of food insecurity the young nation has ever experienced, according to the United Nations. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aid workers race to contain Yemen cholera outbreak, UN agencies report
A“race” is under way to contain the cholera epidemic in Yemen where 20 out of 22 governorates are affected, United Nations agencies said today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One in five children in rich countries lives in poverty, UNICEF & #39wake-up call & #39 report shows
One in five children in high-income countries lives in relative income poverty, and an average of one in eight faces food insecurity, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children hardest hit as cholera spreads in war-torn Yemen & #8211 UNICEF
As the outbreak of cholera in Yemen continues to spread at an alarming rate– with terrible impact on children– the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for immediate support to enable the country's health workers respond or risk even more deaths from the deadly disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Political will, financial support needed to bolster new approach to cholera in Haiti & #8211 UN deputy chief
The United Nations deputy chief today called on Member States to fund the Organization's new strategy to counter cholera in Haiti, stressing that the initiative is facing a critical shortage of resources. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Polluted environments kill 1.4 million in Europe annually; UN agencies urge stepped-up action
As some 1.4 million people in Europe and Central Asia die prematurely each year from polluted environments, United Nations agency heads at high-level meeting call for regional leaders to scale up action to stem environmental deaths and diseases. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Conflict and drought deepen food insecurity in Africa, Middle East & #8211 UN agency
Protracted fighting and unrest are swelling the ranks of displaced and hungry ins some parts of the world, even as large agricultural harvests in some regions are buoying global food supply conditions, according to a new report by the United Nations agriculture agency. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN agencies explore nuclear applications to combat food fraud and contamination
Through a joint project, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are exploring mobile tools to combat food fraud and contamination, which result in global annual in the billions and pose a serious public health threat. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yemen & #39s children & #39have suffered enough; & #39 UNICEF official warns of cholera rise, malnutrition
The situation facing children in Yemen is“extremely dire,” a senior United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) official warned today, citing a dramatic increase in cases of malnutrition and a massive outbreak of cholera across the war-torn country. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN artificial intelligence summit aims to tackle poverty, humanity & #39s & #39grand challenges & #39
Artificial intelligence (AI) is responsible for self-driving cars and voice-recognition smart phones, but the United Nations this week is refocusing AI on sustainable development and assisting global efforts to eliminate poverty and hunger, and to protect the environment. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nothing short of a & #39sea change & #39 will end years of gross neglect in mental health care & #8211 UN expert
Citing decades of neglect in mental health care, a United Nations human rights expert today denounced“biomedical gatekeepers” who perpetuate stigma and urged States and psychiatrists to act with courage to reform a“crisis-hit system built on outdated attitudes.” (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Updating essential drugs list, UN health agency aims to preserve potency of & #39last resort & #39 antibiotics
As part of its effort to combat growing drug resistance, the United Nations health agency today announced that it is classifying antibiotics into three categories and providing new advice on which to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 130,000 in two weeks, UNICEF warns
With about 70,000 cholera cases reported with nearly 600 fatalities in Yemen, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned that an already dire situation for children is turning into a disaster. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Local solutions, people-centred health systems key to ending AIDS epidemic – UN deputy chief
While global optimism has fuelled a major push to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 – the highest ambition within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the United Nations today warned that the pandemic is far from over, and with more than 36 million people living with HIV, tackling it will require a life-cycle approach based on community-level solutions. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

With innovative strategy, UN health agency launches new offensive against vector-borne diseases
Spread of the Zika virus disease and emerging threat of dengue and chikungunya were the result of weak mosquito control policies adopted nearly half a century ago, the United Nations health agency has said, vowing a renewed attack on global spread of such vector-borne diseases. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Act before time runs out, urges UNICEF, as Yemen grapples with ‘ unprecedented ’ cholera outbreak
Amid an “ unprecedented ” increase in suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen – where medical facilities are teetering on the edge of collapse – the United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF) has stepped up its response but warned that time may be “ running out. ” (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DR Congo approves Ebola vaccine to counter outbreak; UN-trained volunteers to educate local populations
To contain the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF) provided technical support to 145 volunteers of the Congolese Red Cross and community health workers to deliver lifesaving information to local populations in remote areas along the Central African Republic border. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tobacco ’ s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment, UN health agency warns
Stamping out tobacco use can save millions of lives and combat poverty, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today and spotlighted for the first time the ways in which tobacco affects human well-being from an environmental perspective – caused by production, distribution and waste. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: ‘ Fighting must stop now ’ so millions can be spared from famine, say UN agency chiefs
Despite “ appalling conditions ” in South Sudan, it is not too late to save more people from dying, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency said today, joining the World Food Programme (WFP) chief in a call to all parties enmeshed in the country ’ s conflict to end the violence and work together to ensure access to food and other life-saving support. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘ All roads should lead to universal healthcare, ’ says new WHO chief
The newly-elected head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, outlined his priorities for journalists at the agency ’ s headquarters today in Geneva, where he stressed the need for Member States to provide healthcare for all and to implement international health regulations. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia ’ s Tedros Adhanom elected to top UN health post
The World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the United Nations health agency, today elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In final address, UN health chief urges world body to ‘ remember the people ’ behind the facts and figures
The outgoing chief of the United Nations health agency today highlighted the relevance of the World Health Organization (WHO), and offered its decision-making body parting advice that included protecting scientific evidence, pushing for innovation and thinking of people in every decision that is taken. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen spreading at ‘ unprecedented ’ speed, UN warns
As war-torn Yemen grapples with heavy rains, a collapsed healthcare system and crippled economy, a resurgent cholera outbreak has spread with “ unprecedented ” speed and taken medical professionals by surprise, the World Health Organization warned today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experts race against clock to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo province & #8211 UN
A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Industry leaders agree to implement UN agency & #39s standards on clinical trial reporting
With about half of all clinical trial results unreported, some of the world's largest founders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations today agreed to adopt standards– based on United Nations health agency's recommendations– to register and publicly disclose results of all clinical trials they fund or support. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reporting of global death statistics improving, UN agency reports
An increasing amount of deaths have recorded causes, but more than half still have incomplete or incorrect information, the United Nations health agency reported. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amid & #39alarming rise & #39 in obesity, UN study finds one in three European adolescents overweight
Citing eating habits, physical activity and sedentary behaviours, the United Nations health agency launched a new publication today at the European Congress on Obesity in Portugal which revealed a rising number of obese adolescents in many countries across Europe. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

With barely enough money for food, conflict-displaced Ukrainians struggling to survive – UN
Two-thirds of internally displaced Ukrainians are struggling financially; many without even enough money for food, according to the latest report by the United Nations migration agency on the situation in the crisis-torn country. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deaths of 1.2M adolescents mostly preventable with improved health services – UN agency
The deaths of more than 1.2 million adolescents every year– about 3,000 per day– could have been prevented with good health services, education and social support, the United Nations health agency today reported. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN aids Yemenis in embattled Mokha; warns of cholera ’ s spread amid crippled health systems
The United Nations refugee agency today confirmed that for only the third time this year, its field teams were able to distribute humanitarian aid in the embattled district of Mokha, in Yemen's Red Sea governorate of Taiz. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN health agency deploying technical experts to site of Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
The United Nations health agency is deploying technical experts to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) amid an outbreak of Ebola virus near its northern border with the Central Africa Republic, the agency ’ s regional director for Africa confirmed. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN informed of Ebola virus outbreak in northern DR Congo
An Ebola outbreak in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has killed at least one person, the United Nations World health Organization (WHO) announced earlier today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN-backed network brings together thousands to help tackle mosquito-borne diseases
In an effort to escalate the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases, the United Nations environment agency together with partners has launched a new collaborative platform that seeks to track and control the vector responsible for close to 2.7 million deaths annually. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

On Global Road Safety Week, UN health agency urges & #39Save Lives: Slow Down & #39
Spotlighting the relationship between speeding and traffic fatalities– speeding contributes to one in three traffic deaths– the UN health agency, ahead of Global Road Safety Week, is urging countries to take measures to curb dangerous driving behaviour. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

On International Day, UN honours midwives as family & #39partners for life & #39
The United Nations population agency today urged governments and development partners to expand midwifery programmes and promote an environment where midwives can effectively serve the needs of women and their families. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

As rainy season starts, UN health agency warns of cholera outbreak in drought-hit Somalia
Somalia is suffering from the largest cholera outbreak in the past five years and the number of people killed is expected to double by the end of June, the United Nations health agency. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

& #39Save Lives: Slow Down, & #39 urges UN health agency ahead of Global Road Safety Week
Spotlighting the relationship between speeding and traffic fatalities– speeding contributes to one in three traffic deaths– the UN health agency, ahead of Global Road Safety Week, is urging countries to take measures to curb dangerous driving behaviour. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

UN health agency to examine lower-cost ‘ biosimilar ’ drugs to expand access to cancer treatment
As a step towards making some of the most expensive treatments for cancer more widely available in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today that it will launch a pilot project for prequalifying so-called “ biosimilars, ” or lower cost drugs. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news