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UN stepping up support to diphtheria vaccination campaign for Rohingya children in Bangladesh
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Tuesday, 12 December 2017
UN stepping up support to diphtheria vaccination campaign for Rohingya children in Bangladesh
A United Nations-backed campaign to immunize Rohingya children against diphtheria began on Tuesday in Bangladesh, following an outbreak that has resulted in nine deaths in the camps and makeshift settlements hosting these refugees from Myanmar.Read Full Article ...
 
Half the world lacks access to essential health services – UN-backed report
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Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Half the world lacks access to essential health services – UN-backed report
At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each ye...
 
UN Assembly calls on Member States to ‘accelerate progress’ on goal of universal health coverage
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Monday, 11 December 2017
UN Assembly calls on Member States to ‘accelerate progress’ on goal of universal health coverage
The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater efforts on the part of its Member States to ensure universal health coverage, and designated 12 December as In...
 
UN health agency launches first global monitoring system for dementia
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Wednesday, 06 December 2017
UN health agency launches first global monitoring system for dementia
The United Nations health agency on Thursday launched the first global monitoring system for dementia, which is expected to affect 152 million people worldwide...
 
Conflicts, drought drive hunger despite strong global food supply – UN agriculture agency
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Wednesday, 06 December 2017
Conflicts, drought drive hunger despite strong global food supply – UN agriculture agency
Despite strong global food supply, localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, the United Nations ag...
 
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