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Remote health centre teams in devastated Dominica need support

Medical staff trying to keep basic services going on the devastated Caribbean island of Dominica urgently need support, including reliable food supplies.

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News in Brief 2 February 2017 (AM)

4 dead following attack on UN monitoring team near Nigeria-Cameroon border

Four people have been killed during an attack by unknown assailants on a UN monitoring team, close to the border between Nigeria and Cameroon.

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Vaccination campaign challenges in Haiti "can be overcome"

Challenges facing the Haitian government and UN teams, working to vaccinate 800,000 people from cholera, can be overcome to reach the most vulnerable.

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IAEA using radiation to combat Zika virus

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is offering to help Brazil and other countries in the Americas reduce the mosquito population as part of the battle against Zika.

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Cuba achieves global milestone in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

Cuba has become the first country to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.

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Pan American Health Organization set to vaccinate 15 million children

The United Nations World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional office for the Americas is set to launch the region’s first-ever Vaccination Week, with 19 countries mobilizing to immunize more than 15 million children under 5 and 2.7 million women of childbearing age.

First woman set to lead UN health agency's regional office for Americas

The first woman to lead the regional office of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in the Americas will be sworn in later this week, the agency said today.