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Yemen's cholera epidemic surpasses half-million suspected cases, UN agency says
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Sunday, 13 August 2017
Yemen's cholera epidemic surpasses half-million suspected cases, UN agency says
More than 500,000 people in Yemen are suspected of having cholera, the United Nations health agency today said, warning that the disease is spreading quickly due to a lack of clean water or health access.Read Full Article ...
 
Iraq launches UN-supported action plan to save the lives of mothers and newborns
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Iraq launches UN-supported action plan to save the lives of mothers and newborns
Decades of conflict and under-investment have placed a huge strain on Iraq's healthcare system – with pregnant women and their babies paying for it wit...
 
Quick response critical to stem year-long cholera outbreak in South Sudan – UN agency
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Monday, 07 August 2017
Quick response critical to stem year-long cholera outbreak in South Sudan – UN agency
Rapid responses are critical to stemming a cholera outbreak that has afflicted South Sudan for more than a year, exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situ...
 
UN health agency working to boost malaria prevention and control in north-eastern Nigeria
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Sunday, 06 August 2017
UN health agency working to boost malaria prevention and control in north-eastern Nigeria
The United Nations health agency estimates that if more funds are secured, up to 10,000 lives in Nigeria could be saved by November through targeted steps in m...
 
Breastfeeding is 'smartest investment' families, communities and countries can make – UN
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Monday, 31 July 2017
Breastfeeding is 'smartest investment' families, communities and countries can make – UN
Kicking off World Breastfeeding Week, the United Nations today stressed that although breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for infants and mothers, ...
 
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