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Protecting Earth from ‘Invisible Killer’ is Focus of U.N. Campaign

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Coalition for Climate and Clean Air (CCAC) and the Government of Norway has launched a global awareness campaign on the dangers of air pollution – especially ‘invisible killers’ such as black carbon, ground-level ozone and methane – for the health of individuals […]

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Millions More Children Will Have Access To ‘5-in-1’ Vaccine

New York, N.Y. – With a price drop to below $1 a dose, UNICEF has successfully secured a five-in-one vaccine for children at half the price the agency currently pays, which will allow it to buy 450 million doses for 80 countries over the next three years. An Auxiliary Nurse Midwife prepares vaccine inside Anganwadi centre […]

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International Eye Charity, Orbis Takes Airborne Healing to the World

Los Angeles, C.A. International charity Orbis is helping the visually impaired through a flying hospital staffed by volunteer doctors and medical workers.  It recently unveiled a new version of its airborne clinic, which will take the latest medical technology around the world. Eye Exams in Nicaragua. Photo:  Emmitt Hawks Jr. The world’s only flying eye […]

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U.N. Health Agency Sees ‘Very Low’ risk of Zika Spread From Olympics

New York, N.Y. An expert panel of the World Health Organization (WHO) today concluded that while the Zika virus and its associated disorders continue to be a public health emergency of international concern, there is a “very low” risk of further international spread of the virus as a result of the upcoming Olympic Games. Soon-to-be […]

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Habitat for Humanity Notes Importance of World Toilet Day

New York, N.Y.  The jokes are too easy, the ramifications too deadly. People are dying all over the world from a lack of proper sanitation and hygiene – and access to basic sanitation services. Every year, 1.4 million children, including 200,000 children in India, die from diseases caused by fecal contamination. Habitat for Humanity (LINK) is a […]

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U.N. Launches New Standards to Improve Adolescent Care Worldwide

New York, N.Y. Two United Nations agencies—the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)—announced today they have developed new standards for quality health-care services for adolescents, which aim to help countries improve the quality of services for people between the ages of 10 and 19.  A girl laughs during […]

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WHO Urges Drug Therapy for All HIV+ Patients

Geneva, Switzerland.  The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus be given antiretroviral drugs immediately, as part of the U.N. agency’s aim to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.   The new guideline is a significant departure from the U.N. agency’s current recommendation that […]

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World News Digest: April 19, 2013

U.N. and Partners Call Attention to Challenges Preventing Global Immunization U.N. agencies and global health organizations called attention yesterday to the urgent need to improve delivery of vaccines and to communicate clearly the importance of immunization. They released a statement ahead of World Immunization Week. “We have seen some major advances in the development and […]

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