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New push to send bed nets to prevent malaria deaths in Africa announced at UN
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Wednesday, 23 April 2008
New push to send bed nets to prevent malaria deaths in Africa announced at UN
The United Nations has teamed up with religious, business and sports leaders in a new effort to send insecticide-treated bed nets to Africa to prevent millions of deaths from the disease, ahead of the first-ever World Malaria Day on Friday.Read Full Article ...
 
As cancer cases rise in Albania, UN agencies join forces to help fight disease
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Tuesday, 22 April 2008
As cancer cases rise in Albania, UN agencies join forces to help fight disease
The United Nations nuclear watchdog and the world body's health agency are teaming up to try to slow the spread of cancer in Albania, where the number of diagn...
 
Secretary-General Ban warns against impulses towards protectionism
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Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Secretary-General Ban warns against impulses towards protectionism
The forces of trade and globalization that have driven a “virtuous cycle” of economic prosperity around the world in the last two decades must be all...
 
Rural women could suffer due to increased biofuel production, warns UN agency
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Monday, 21 April 2008
Rural women could suffer due to increased biofuel production, warns UN agency
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today that the increasing demand for liquid biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel, the co...
 
Haiti: UN mission's Brazilian contingent distributes food following price protests
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Haiti: UN mission's Brazilian contingent distributes food following price protests
The Brazilian contingent of the United Nations mission in Haiti is distributing 14 tons of food to more than 3,000 families in Port-au-Prince, the capital, fol...
 
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