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Inequalities between rich and poor temper broad success of immunization – UNICEF
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Inequalities between rich and poor temper broad success of immunization – UNICEF
Even though billions of doses of vaccines for children across 100 countries around the world were supplied in 2016, millions of children – especially those in conflict zones – still miss out on life-saving inoculations, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned.Read Full Article ...
 
Somalia: UN launches lifesaving vaccination campaign for children facing measles threat
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Monday, 24 April 2017
Somalia: UN launches lifesaving vaccination campaign for children facing measles threat
Almost 30,000 young Somali children, many of them displaced by a searing drought, are being vaccinated against measles this week in a United Nations-backed eme...
 
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot malaria vaccine trial – UN
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Monday, 24 April 2017
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot malaria vaccine trial – UN
The United Nations health agency’s regional office for Africa has announced that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a breakthrough pilot programme to m...
 
Latin America loses billions of dollars to ‘double burden’ of undernutrition and obesity – UN study
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Monday, 24 April 2017
Latin America loses billions of dollars to ‘double burden’ of undernutrition and obesity – UN study
Undernutrition and obesity are the two sides of malnutrition, and together they contributed to the loss of billions of dollars for economies in Latin America, ...
 
Ahead of World Malaria Day, UN says 'let's close the gap' in prevention coverage
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Sunday, 23 April 2017
Ahead of World Malaria Day, UN says 'let's close the gap' in prevention coverage
On the eve of World Malaria Day, the United Nations health agency called today for accelerating scaled-up efforts to prevent malaria, which remains a major pub...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.