health

News In Brief 28 June 2018

  • UN labour agency raises the alarm on ‘global care crisis’
  • ‘Agile and multifaceted’ response needed to counter terrorism – UN chief
  • Malnutrition reaching record levels in South Africa
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News in Brief 07 June 2018

  • Afghanistan: UN mission welcomes plans for temporary ceasefire with the Taliban
  • Head of UN Political Affairs Department meets with Somalia’s leadership
  • Nine African countries to benefit from WHO Ebola Preparedness Plan
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News in Brief 04 June 2018

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Walk, cycle, dance and play – UN health agency recommends new action plan for good health

One-in-five adults and 80 per cent of adolescents worldwide are not getting enough exercise, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which on Monday launched a new action plan to tackle the situation and promote good health.

News in Brief 25 May 2018

  • Hospital ‘escapees’ show need to explain Ebola risks to DR Congo, says WHO
  • $280 million urgently needed for life-saving work in Ethiopia — OCHA
  • 2018 hurricane season set to be ‘near or above normal’, says WMO
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News in Brief 23 May 2018

  • Ebola outbreak puts DR Congo on an ‘epidemiological knife-edge’
  • UN raises alarm at ‘substandard’ housing in South Korea
  • International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
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Ebola could spread very fast, says Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Coordinator for Africa

Deadly Ebola disease could spread “very fast” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but more than 150 World Health Organization (WHO) staff are already hard at work there helping to protect communities from the threat, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Coordinator for Africa, told Daniel Johnson on Wednesday.

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News in Brief 17 May 2018

  • Ebola confirmation in DRC city ‘concerning’: UN health chief
  • UN mission deploys more blue helmets to troubled South Sudan state
  • Aid official calls for urgent support for Gaza violence victims
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WHO announces $350 billion ‘reward’ for tackling chronic killers

Eight million lives or more could be saved between now and 2030 if the planet’s poorest countries spent a little over $1 dollar a day per person to combat chronic diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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Obese people more likely to smoke, says new gene research: WHO

New research indicates that people who are genetically prone to being overweight have a higher risk of taking up smoking - and they are likely to smoke more than average — UN scientists said on Wednesday.