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Ahead of Brazil Summit, UN reports 3 million people now have access to hepatitis C cure
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Monday, 30 October 2017
Ahead of Brazil Summit, UN reports 3 million people now have access to hepatitis C cure
A record 3 million people obtained treatment for hepatitis C over the past two years, and 2.8 million more people embarked on lifelong treatment for hepatitis B in 2016, the United Nations health agency reported Tuesday, the eve of the World Hepatitis Summit in Brazil, highlighting increasing momentum in the global response to the viral disease.Read Full Ar...
 
Tuberculosis world's top infectious killer; UN health agency calls for political action to stop s
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Sunday, 29 October 2017
Tuberculosis world's top infectious killer; UN health agency calls for political action to stop s
Progress has not been fast enough over the past year to reach global and regional targets on stopping the spread of tuberculosis (TB), or to make real headway ...
 
Syria: UN health agency steps up services for thousands of people in Raqqa
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Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Syria: UN health agency steps up services for thousands of people in Raqqa
The United Nations health agency is stepping up the delivery of medicines and medical supplies to thousands of people in newly accessible areas of Raqqa.Read F...
 
Eradication of polio 'once and for all' within reach – UN health agency
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Monday, 23 October 2017
Eradication of polio 'once and for all' within reach – UN health agency
Despite progress towards global eradication of polio, sustained commitment is needed to overcome the final hurdle and stamp out the disease once and for all, t...
 
Road accidents in Africa among deadliest worldwide, UN official says, urging more action
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Sunday, 22 October 2017
Road accidents in Africa among deadliest worldwide, UN official says, urging more action
Some 650 people are killed each day in road accidents throughout Africa, a senior United Nations official today said, calling for more to be done to keep drive...
 
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Crisis watch

  • 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.