health

UNFPA encourages Nepalese families to delay girls’ marriages

Half of all girls in Nepal are married before the age of 18, an illegal but prevalent practice which denies them access to education and puts them at risk of complications in childbirth from having children too young.

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UNICEF helps HIV-positive teens in Namibia realize their dreams

According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), East and Southern Africa remains the area most heavily affected by the HIV epidemic.

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General Assembly resolution aims to end FGM

United Nations Member States on the 20th of December approved a draft resolution aimed at ending the harmful practice of female genital mutilation.

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Migrants usually stuck ‘between rock and hard place”: IOM

The plight of migrants who are stranded in crisis situations as a result of man-made or natural disasters is the focus of this year’s International Migrants Day.

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Progress in fighting malaria threatened by slowdown in global efforts

Progress made in controlling malaria is being threatened by a slowdown in global efforts against the disease.

The warning comes in this year’s annual report of the World Health Organization (WHO) on malaria.

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Ethiopian migrants remain stranded in Yemen

Early this week more than 200 Ethiopian migrants were returned to their country from Yemen on a flight chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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New initiative to eliminate cholera in Haiti and Dominican Republic

A new initiative has been launched at the United Nations to help eliminate cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the two countries that make up the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.

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Sahel crisis under spotlight in Security Council

The ongoing crisis in the Sahel region of Africa was under the spotlight in the Security Council on Monday.

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International conference on radiation protection in Medicine discusses radiation exposure

The benefits to mankind from the medical use of ionizing radiation are being discussed at an International Conference on Radiation Protection taking place in Bonn, Germany.

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Breaking down barriers on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

More than one billion people worldwide live with some form of disability, according to United Nations statistics.

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