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Sanitation chain, wastewater treatment focus of World Toilet Day event at UN
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Monday, 20 November 2017
Sanitation chain, wastewater treatment focus of World Toilet Day event at UN
Even in wealthier countries, where people have access to toilets and faecal material is contained, treatment and final disposal of wastewater can be far from perfect, leading to polluted rivers and coastlines, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a World Toilet Day event on Monday.Read Full Article ...
 
Nearly 21 million people now have access to HIV treatment – UN agency
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Monday, 20 November 2017
Nearly 21 million people now have access to HIV treatment – UN agency
About 20.9 million people now have access to the antiretroviral therapy, according to a new report by the UN agency leading the global push to end AIDS, spotli...
 
UN agencies rush in medical supplies for thousands wounded in Iran-Iraq earthquake
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Thursday, 16 November 2017
UN agencies rush in medical supplies for thousands wounded in Iran-Iraq earthquake
United Nations agencies have delivered medical supplies to the areas of Iran and Iraq struck by a devastating earthquake, and are urging vigilance against the ...
 
With UN support, more countries confronting threat of drug-resistant 'superbugs'
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Thursday, 16 November 2017
With UN support, more countries confronting threat of drug-resistant 'superbugs'
Efforts to stem the spread of antimicrobial resistant pathogens on farms and in food systems are gaining strength, thanks to strong backing by governments and ...
 
UN-led ministerial conference in Moscow agrees universal commitment to end tuberculosis
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Thursday, 16 November 2017
UN-led ministerial conference in Moscow agrees universal commitment to end tuberculosis
On Friday, 75 ministers announced a landmark agreement to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 at the conclusion of a World Health Organization ...
 
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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.
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    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...
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  • 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.