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New UN report urges measures to ensure affordable health services for all

The United Nations health agency today mapped out what countries can do, including raising more funds and spending it more efficiently, to ensure that everyone who needs health care can access it despite rising costs.

Once fed by the UN, champion runner Paul Tergat steps up to the plate for children

Paul Tergat had so little to eat while growing up in rural Kenya that staying in class was a daily challenge. But when he was eight, the United Nations changed his life – and set him on the path to a glittering career in track and field that has brought him Olympic medals, global titles and a world record.

Online game developer and UN agency team up to combat global hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is teaming up with online game developer Zynga Games to combat global hunger, one of several initiatives announced today during a major gathering of private sector companies at the world body’s Headquarters in New York.