World Health Organization

News in Brief 17 May 2017 (PM)

One in three young Europeans now obese: WHO

One in every three young Europeans is overweight or obese, with the highest rates found in southern and Mediterranean countries.

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Teenage deaths are “shocking and preventable”, says WHO

More than 3,000 teenagers die every day but nearly all of those deaths could be avoided, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 12 May 2017 (PM)

Ebola case confirmed in DRC, nine others suspected

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News in Brief 5 May 2017 (AM)

Humanitarian agencies decision to pull back in CAR is temporary

The decision by four major humanitarian agencies to withdraw partially from the Central African Republic (CAR) amid attacks on their workers is “temporary”, the UN said on Friday.

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News in brief 28 April (AM)

 Arkansas executions “deeply troubling” says UN human rights office

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan and malaria vaccine

Ceasefire urgently needed in South Sudan, says UN special envoy

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News in brief 26 April (AM)

UNICEF reaches almost half of world’s children with life-saving vaccines

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News in brief 25 April (PM)

“Undernutrition”, obesity costing Latin America billions: WFP

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News in Brief 24 April 2017 (AM)

20 million people could starve to death in the next six months: FAO

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News in Brief 21 April 2017 (PM)

More than 150 child deaths already this year on Africa-Italy route

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