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South Africa responding to largest-ever Listeria outbreak – UN health agency
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Thursday, 11 January 2018
South Africa responding to largest-ever Listeria outbreak – UN health agency
What is believed to be the largest-ever outbreak of the bacterial disease Listeriosis – or Listeria – has left more than 60 people dead across South Africa, with nearly 750 confirmed cases, the United Nation’s health agency said Friday.Read Full Article ...
 
Millions of children across Somalia vaccinated against measles in UN-backed campaign
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Sunday, 07 January 2018
Millions of children across Somalia vaccinated against measles in UN-backed campaign
One million children aged six months to 10 years in Puntland and 4.2 million across Somalia were reached during a five-day measles campaign that wrapped up on ...
 
New UN agency projects to boost farming practices, improve farm animal health
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Thursday, 28 December 2017
New UN agency projects to boost farming practices, improve farm animal health
People around the world, especially poor farmers in developing Asian countries, will benefit through the use of nuclear techniques in combatting diseases affec...
 
Nigeria: Cholera outbreak in restive Borno state successfully contained, says UN health agency
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Saturday, 23 December 2017
Nigeria: Cholera outbreak in restive Borno state successfully contained, says UN health agency
A five-month long cholera outbreak in Nigeria's conflict-affected Borno state has been successfully contained, the United Nations health agency has announce...
 
UN agency helps farmers in Latin America broaden their market horizons
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017
UN agency helps farmers in Latin America broaden their market horizons
Improving market access, particularly beyond national borders, for family farmers and small and medium agriculture enterprises in the Latin America and Caribbe...
 
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