disease

New guide by UN health agency aims to keep world travellers safe and sound

Facing a growing number of hazards – from car accidents to Ebola virus, international travellers can now rely on help from the United Nations health agency, which released today a new comprehensive guide for coping on the road.

UN agencies urge stepped-up global response to infectious diseases

As senior government officials, key policy-makers and influential business leaders from across the globe gather in New York for the World Economic Forum, several United Nations agencies are gearing up to launch a major report urging a stepped-up global response to infectious diseases.

UN agency urges countries to stop use of antibiotic in food production

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today suggested that countries phase out the use of an antibiotic in food production that has been shown to cause genetic defects and possibly lead to cancer.