health care

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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Resilient health systems support women in climate crises: WHO

A resilient and adaptable health care system is the “bread and butter” of any effective response to a climate-induced crisis.

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News in Brief 13 February 2016 (AM)

UN chief condemns DPRK ballistic missile launch

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Humanitarian situation in Yemen “near to catastrophic”

One year in to the conflict in Yemen, the humanitarian situation is extremely dire and in some areas “near to catastrophic” according to the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in the country.

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Mobile apps bridge health care gaps in Myanmar

Lack of medical professionals is a problem in Myanmar, with only 1.3 health workers for every 1,000 persons according to the United Nations.  But a technology company there is putting health care in the palms of people’s hands.

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