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News in Brief 31 July 2019

  • UN working ‘intensively’ to stop Ebola in DR Congo, following second case in major border town
  • UN report shows continued economic slowdown for Latin America and Caribbean region
  • UN chief welcomes Greta Thunberg’s decision to sail to Climate Summit
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Friday’s Daily Brief: Libya mass drownings response: Syria ‘carnage’ denounced, food aid doubled for Ebola-affected in DR Congo

Our main stories today: UN leaders call for a return to sea rescues in the Mediterranean, following Libya shipwreck; UN human rights chief denounces indifference to victims of Syrian airstrikes; World Food Programme doubles supplies to those affected by Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, and WHO urges more investment to eradicate hepatitis.

News in Brief 26 July 2019

  • UN food relief agency doubles assistance in DR Congo Ebola hotspots
  • Military chief of UN’s ‘most dangerous mission’, in Mali, confident that progress can be made
  • Eliminating hepatitis calls for ‘bold political leadership, with investments to match,’ UN health chief says
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Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Switzerland leads on innovation, UNICEF ‘lifelines’ for Yemen, Ebola latest, Liberia peacekeepers

Our main stories today: the latest Global Innovation Index ranks Switzerland the world’s most innovative country, the head of the UN Mission in DRC warns of a ‘deadly environment’ for health workers, UNICEF delivers cash for 9 million vulnerable Yemeni families, acting head of UNAIDS says battle against HIV/ AIDS is “far from over”.

News in Brief 24 July 2019

  • Switzerland ranked as most innovative country
  • UNICEF delivers cash ‘lifelines’ to millions of desperate Yemeni families
  • Ebola contained in DR Congo, where 91 new cases are reported
  • UN agency maps out route towards zero hunger
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UN health agency steps up fight against ‘invisible pandemic’ of antimicrobial resistance

As resistance to antibiotics grows, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the latest stage of its campaign to fight this deadly health risk – likened by the agency to an “invisible pandemic”– with the launch of a new online tool for health professionals on Tuesday.

News in Brief 14 May 2019

  • Rising safety fears for civilians in Libya's capital
  • Healthier lifestyle choices can prevent dementia onset
  • Top UN human rights official calls for probe into Lebanon death
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Libya: UN mobilized to support thousands uprooted by Tripoli clashes, renews call for humanitarian truce

Since fighting broke out on the edge of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, earlier this month, over 42,000 people have been displaced and thousands are believed trapped in the city’s southern outskirts. As UN humanitarian teams work around the clock to provide life-saving assistance, human rights chief Michelle Bachelet stressed on Tuesday the urgent need for an immediate ceasefire, and humanitarian corridor for civilians.  

‘Health is a right, not a privilege’ says WHO chief on World Health Day

The Director-General of the  World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has marked World Health Day, which falls on Sunday, with a reiteration of the UN’s stance on health: that it is a fundamental human right, not a privilege.

One in four health facilities lacks basic water services, two billion people affected

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, World Health Organization Technical Officer, Maggie Montgomery, explained how improved water services in health care facilities, can have a wider and positive impact on communities overall, in countries including Ghana, India and Ethiopia.

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