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“Making Every Baby Count” to prevent infant and maternal deaths

Every year, 2.7 million babies die within the first month of life and roughly the same number are stillborn, according to data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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UN Gender Focus: violence against children, child brides and disarmament

Bid to end violence “that affects one billion children per year”

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UN and Africa Special: South Sudan

This week's special programme focus on the political, humanitarian and health crisis facing South Sudan.

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UN Gender Focus: breastfeeding, human trafficking and peacekeeping

50% of children born each year “not being put to the breast soon enough”

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Updated vaccinations protect Olympic travellers and Brazil: WHO

People travelling to the Rio Olympics are being advised by the World Health Organization (WHO) to make sure their routine vaccinations are up to date.

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Hepatitis, a curable disease, claims more lives than AIDS

Hepatitis claims approximately 1.5 million lives each year more than the number of people who die from AIDS, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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More action needed to reduce burden of noncommunicable diseases

Heart disease, lung disease, cancer and diabetes represent the largest cause of death of people under the age of 70 years worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Bid to end violence "affecting 1 billion youngsters a year”

An ambitious strategy to end violence against children has been unveiled by UN health experts.

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Largest cholera vaccination programme ever planned for Haiti

The largest vaccination programme “ever done” to fight cholera in Haiti, is due to begin soon, initially targeting 750,000 in the centre of the Caribbean island nation.

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“Massive” investment in health care needed to fight cholera in Haiti

There is a need for a “huge and massive” investment in the health care system in Haiti to address the challenges faced by aid workers in fighting cholera.

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