health

Child-friendly spaces offer oasis for displaced children in the Philippines

Tens of thousands are still living in schools, churches and other public buildings since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines a little over a month ago.

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Cambodia faces challenges in improving sanitation and hygiene

Improving hygiene through use of latrines and hand washing with soap and water, protecting water sources from contamination remain key challenges for Cambodia.

Patrick Maigua reports.

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Study predicts global cancer cases will exceed 19 million by 2025

Research from more than 180 countries reveals that cancer is on the rise globally, with striking patterns in women.

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Somalia joins world in celebrating Human Rights Day

A group of high profile Somali government officials spent the morning celebrating Human Rights Day with inmates of the Mogadishu Central Prison.

The Day is marked every year on 10 December.

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UNICEF scales up efforts to assist children in Philippine’s hardest hit cities

UNICEF has been rapidly scaling up efforts in the Philippines to reach the most affected areas by establishing new field presences and mobilizing relief supplies to support destitute families.

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World AIDS Day: Focus on adolescents

Ten years ago, health experts pledged to give people living with HIV in resource-poor countries greater access to life-saving anti-retroviral treatment by 2005.

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UN health agency issues new guidelines for treating children with severe acute malnutrition

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday issued new guidelines for treating children under five with severe acute malnutrition.

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Milk, dairy products can improve nutrition and livelihood for the poor

Governments worldwide are being advised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to make milk and dairy products more accessible to the poor and vulnerable.

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Tiny Nauru: A “litmus test” for the post-2015 development agenda

A remote Pacific island nation could be the “litmus test” for global efforts to devise a sustainable development agenda.

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UN study looks at how radiation affects children

For nearly 60 years, the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) has been evaluating the impact of nuclear radiation on the human body.

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