health

News in Brief 21 December 2020

  • Voters in Central African Republic will have their say 
  • Unitaid welcomes Norway’s $40 million donation for COVID-19 treatments, tests 
  • UNESCO still awaiting Azerbaijan’s response over Nagorno-Karabakh mission 
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News in Brief 17 December 2020

  • COVID: end of year celebrations and ski advice from WHO
  • Under 40s urged to make extra effort for vulnerable in Western Pacific
  • UN Children’s Fund supports emergency food aid for hungry kids over holidays
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News in Brief 9 December 2020

  • Ethiopia’s Tigray region still at war, warns UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet 
  • Guterres: Ending corruption vital to world’s recovery after COVID-19 
  • Number of displaced worldwide passes 80 million: UN refugee agency 
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News in Brief 30 November 2020

  • UNHCR appeals for $147 million for up to 100,000 Ethiopians fleeing to Sudan 
  • COVID-19 threatens global progress against malaria, warns UN health agency 
  • UN rights office spotlights killings in Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua 
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News in Brief 9 November 2020

  • Success of Libya talks dependent on compromise, says UN chief Guterres 
  • Lifesaving $45 million appeal for Philippines communities hit by super typhoon 
  • WHO’s Tedros says it is time for the world to heal after years of division 
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Poland ‘slammed the door shut’ on legal and safe abortions: Human rights experts

A group of UN independent human rights experts have denounced a court ruling in Poland that bans abortions on the grounds of fatal or severe foetal impairment, effectively “slamming the door shut” on safe and legal pregnancy terminations.  

News in Brief 27 October 2020

  • Yemen’s children in desperate need: new food security assessment  
  • Health centres hit amid ongoing fighting in southern Afghanistan 
  • Open science up for all, urge UN agency chiefs, in call for common good 
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‘Very tough’ months ahead in COVID battle, WHO helping scale up dwindling oxygen supplies

Facing another critical juncture in the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief told reporters on Friday that a “very tough” few months lie ahead with too many nations seeing an exponential increase in cases. 

News in Brief 22 October 2020

  • Pandemic highlights education as ‘public good and essential public service’ 
  • UN experts urge Thai government to allow peaceful protests 
  • WHO and Wikimedia Foundation expand access to trusted COVID information 
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News in Brief 16 October 2020

  • COVID-19: ‘little or no’ benefit from remdesivir: WHO 
  • An ‘airlift of hope’ for Yemen, UN envoy tells Security Council 
  • Bolivia: UN rights chief Bachelet renews call for free and fair elections  
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