measles

Measles cases nearly doubled in a year, UN health agency projects

A projected near-doubling of measles infections has been identified amid rising severe and protracted outbreaks all over the planet, in poor and rich countries alike, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Measles in Europe: infection rates highest in a decade, says UN health agency

Although more children than ever before are being vaccinated against measles across Europe, overall infection rates are the highest in a decade, and a three-fold increase on last year, according to new data published on Thursday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Measles resurgence is source of extreme concern: WHO

Measles cases have spiked by as much as 30 per cent last year in some countries because of poor vaccination coverage, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

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UN Daily News Programme 10 November 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells.

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Measles deaths fall, but world still far from eliminating disease – UN-backed report

Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 last year for the first time, to 90,000, United Nations and other international agencies reported on Thursday, as they warned however that the world is still far from reaching goals on eliminating the disease.

Good news from Syria: vaccination centres re-open

Parents in north-west Syria now have access to more than 35 re-opened vaccination centres where they can bring their children for life-saving protection, the UN said on Friday.

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News in brief 25 April (PM)

“Undernutrition”, obesity costing Latin America billions: WFP

The combined impact of not eating enough healthy food and obesity, also known as the “double burden of malnutrition” is costing Latin American economies billions in lost revenue, a new UN report has found.

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News in Brief 12 January 2017(AM)

Vaccination drive to protect 4 million Nigerian children gets underway

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Political will needed to protect all children from measles

Although mass measles vaccination campaigns have saved more than 20 million child lives over the past 15 years, the illness still kills nearly 400 children each day.

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UN and Africa: focus on Malawi, South Sudan and Kenya

Over 6.5 million people in Malawi in need of emergency food aid 

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