The fight against tuberculosis (TB) is drastically under-funded, with a gap of around $13 billion per year, said Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed at the first-ever High-Level TB Meeting, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) marked World Blood Donor Day today – the beginning of a week-long series of events aimed at encouraging voluntary donations – with the announcement of a marked increase in donations around the globe.
The United Nations today helped launch the first global Decade of Action for Road Safety in a bid to reduce a scourge that kills an estimated 1.3 million people every year and leaves millions of others injured or permanently disabled.
More than one third of the life-saving blood donations worldwide are made by people under the age of 25, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day.
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has vaccinated more than 1.2 million children in Afghanistan against polio after an outbreak of the sometimes deadly disease in neighbouring Tajikistan, where it was thought to have been eradicated nearly one decade ago.