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UN health agency recommends large-scale deworming to improve children’s health
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Thursday, 28 September 2017
UN health agency recommends large-scale deworming to improve children’s health
The suffering of those infected with parasitic intestinal can be drastically reduced with periodic deworming programmes with a single-tablet treatment, according to new guidelines approved by the United Nations health agency.Read Full Article ...
 
Amid cholera outbreak in north-east Nigeria, UN steps up aid, warns pregnant women most vulnerable
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Monday, 25 September 2017
Amid cholera outbreak in north-east Nigeria, UN steps up aid, warns pregnant women most vulnerable
Large-scale displacement and a health system in tatters as a result of persistent violence by the Boko Haram terrorist group have left many – most worryingly, ...
 
New lab will boost UN efforts to keep harmful insects at bay
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Sunday, 24 September 2017
New lab will boost UN efforts to keep harmful insects at bay
The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today opened the doors of a new laboratory to help countries use a nuclear technique to keep harmf...
 
Global action keeping famine at bay but failing to prevent suffering, UN chief warns
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Global action keeping famine at bay but failing to prevent suffering, UN chief warns
Nearly seven months after the United Nations issued an urgent call for action to counter the threat of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, north-east Nigeria and Y...
 
Not enough new antibiotics in the pipeline, UN report warns
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Not enough new antibiotics in the pipeline, UN report warns
Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a United Nations report has found.Read Full Article ...
 
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