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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 affecting farm animals and improve water management practices, the United Nations atomic energy agency has said.Read Full Article ...
 
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...
 
In Japan, UN chief spotlights power of universal health coverage to unlock economic growth
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017
In Japan, UN chief spotlights power of universal health coverage to unlock economic growth
Health is everyone's right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed Thursday, expressing the UN's...
 
Respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu claim thousands of lives every year – UN health agency
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu claim thousands of lives every year – UN health agency
Respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza takes up to 650,000 lives annually, according to new estimates released Thursday by the United Nations health agen...
 
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