health care

News in Brief 12 December 2018

  • Iran must ‘carefully consider’ the concerns of Member States in nuclear deal implementation
  • UN pushes for universal health care on International Day
  • Failing to agree climate action would ‘not only be immoral’ but ‘suicidal’ UN Chief tells COP24
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UN pushes for universal health care on International Day

Universal health care for all, leaving no one behind, by 2030: that’s the call going out on International Universal Health Coverage Day, which this year falls on Wednesday. Why 2030? Because that’s the target date for completion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one of which (SDG3), calls for the promotion of healthy lives and well-being for all.

News in Brief 25 October 2018

  • Low female peacekeeping numbers “crippling to UN credibility: UN chief
  • Essential step towards universal health coverage reached at UN conference
  • UN envoy concerned by lack of women in new Iraq Government
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More ‘political commitment’ needed urgently for HIV prevention: UNAIDS chief

As HIV infections continue to rise, UNAIDS — the UN agency leading the global effort to end the public health threat posed by the virus — called on Tuesday for countries to boost prevention measures and continue facilitating access to treatment.

Dangers of poor quality health care revealed ‘in all countries’: WHO report

Ineffective health care is a global phenomenon which increases the burden of illness and wastes scarce resources, UN experts said on Thursday.

News in Brief 06 April 2018

  • UN human rights office appeals over Gaza demonstrations
  • Venezuela refugees in Brazil need help from international community: UN refugee agency
  • Prevention is key to avoid repeat of Rwanda genocide
  • Global health agency (WHO) prepares to turn 70  on 7 April
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News in Brief 25 October 2017 (AM)

WHO strengthens health services in Raqqa, Syria

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Health worker attacks “wrong, unfair and unjust”: UN official

Countries are being reminded of their obligation to provide healthcare for their citizens and to protect professionals who deliver these services, particularly during times of conflict.

That’s the message from the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore.

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UN promotes women’s entrepreneurship in Afghanistan

Across Afghanistan, women’s employment opportunities are limited. In remote areas of the country, women rarely work outside the home because of cultural constraints and the ongoing conflict.

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UNAIDS says “make some noise” for #zerodiscrimination

Discrimination in health care settings is forcing people with HIV and AIDS to “go underground,” causing them to miss out on the essential medical services they need.

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