health

News in Brief 13 December 2018

  • Positive steps towards peace in Yemen, as Hudaydah ceasefire declared
  • Better care can rescue 30 million babies from death
  • Climate in Poland hostile for human rights defenders
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Measles resurgence is source of extreme concern: WHO

Measles cases have spiked by as much as 30 per cent last year in some countries because of poor vaccination coverage, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

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Palestinian children ‘an inspiration’ in difficult circumstances: UN official

As UNRWA, the UN Agency relief and works agency for Palestinian refugees in the near east, approaches its 70th anniversary, Matthias Schmale, its director of operations in Gaza has appealed for its basic services to continue, for reasons of dignity and justice.

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News in Brief 16 November 2018

  • UNICEF adds voice to concerns over Rohingya return to Myanmar
  • Afghanistan alert – widespread drought affects 3.5m people
  • Libya hospital attack just one of a rising number, warns WHO
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UN News goes inside Gaza’s biggest hospital

For this special edition of our Lid Is On podcast, the head of our UN News Arabic unit, Reem Abaza, reports from the Al-Shifa Hospital, where dozens of victims of violence are undergoing often years of treatment, in the face of cutbacks and funding crises.

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News in Brief 14 November 2018

  • UN ‘deeply concerned’ over hostilities in north-west Syria
  • Over 1,000 families displaced following increased fighting in Afghanistan
  • World Diabetes Day
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Antimicrobial resistance a 'global health emergency,' UN, ahead of awareness week

By 2050, some five million people could die each year in Asia alone due to resistance to antibiotic medicines or antimicrobials, according to UN agencies.

Everyone has a role to play in global superbugs crisis

The overuse of antibiotics not just for human and animal health but also in food production is leading to an increased resistance of bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites to antimicrobial treatments, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).  Charlotte Lomas spoke with FAO’s Christine Czerniak and began by asking for a definition of antimicrobial resistance or AMR.

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News in Brief 08 November 2018

  • Supporting host countries that support refugees
  • Central African Republic still in cross-hairs
  • Weigh up the real cost of burgers, urges UN Environment
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News in Brief 07 November 2018

  • Fighting in Yemen could set off a 'humanitarian catastrophe:' UN Spokesperson
  • Poor diets threaten health more than malaria, tuberculosis, measles – new UN report
  • Hunger and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean compounded by inequality: UN report
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