nutrition

News in Brief 15 July 2019

  • Over 820 million people suffering from hunger, new UN report reveals
  • ‘Complacency’ a factor in stagnation of global vaccination rates, warn UN health chiefs
  • We won’t get to zero cases of Ebola without a big scale-up in funding, warns UN emergency relief chief
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News in Brief 16 May 2019

  • Fears over rising Ebola infections in DR Congo, lack of funding for safe burials 
  • More than 20 million babies born with a low birthweight, warns UN report 
  • Healthy diets vital for progress in Laos say UN food agencies 
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News in Brief 3 May 2019

  • Attacks in DRC continue to terrorize the population: UN refugee agency
  • Iran: execution of child offenders ‘absolutely prohibited’, says UN human rights chief
  • Distribution of ‘super cereal’ suspended by WFP, while tests continue
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News in Brief 08 November 2018

  • Supporting host countries that support refugees
  • Central African Republic still in cross-hairs
  • Weigh up the real cost of burgers, urges UN Environment
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Poor diets threaten health more than malaria, tuberculosis, measles – new UN report

With one-in-five deaths associated with poor-quality diets, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a co-authored report on Wednesday, urging policymakers to reduce food loss and waste, to improve access to nutritious and healthy food.

‘Bad’ fats targeted in new global health guidelines

People everywhere need to cut down on their consumption of artery-clogging fatty foods, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging, in a new report released on Friday.

News in Brief 05 October 2017 (AM)

Experts, UN agencies meet to fight poor nutrition in obese people

Three UN agencies have come together this week to tackle what they describe as the “double burden” of malnutrition.

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Counselling and dieting among new UN health agency guidelines on child obesity

An estimated 41 million children under five years old are obese or overweight, United Nations health experts warned today, launching new guidelines to tackle what they call a global epidemic.

SIDS share “unique challenges” to food security and nutrition

The launch of a Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in the Small Island Developing States or SIDS has been welcomed by the UN.

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UN agencies explore nuclear applications to combat food fraud and contamination

Through a joint project, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are exploring mobile tools to combat food fraud and contamination, which result in global annual in the billions and pose a serious public health threat.