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Leaders at UN launch campaign to virtually eliminate malaria deaths by 2015
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Thursday, 25 September 2008
Leaders at UN launch campaign to virtually eliminate malaria deaths by 2015
Government, business and civil society leaders gathered at the United Nations today to launch a global campaign to reduce malaria deaths, currently at more than 1 million each year, to near zero by 2015, with an initial commitment of nearly a $3 billion.Read Full Article ...
 
Ban appeals to business leaders to help tackle global food crisis
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Thursday, 25 September 2008
Ban appeals to business leaders to help tackle global food crisis
Warning that the high cost of food and fuel is causing millions of people to go hungry, Ban Ki-moon opened a meeting of business leaders today by urging that "...
 
Guinea-Bissau: UN agencies maintain fight against deadly cholera outbreak
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Thursday, 25 September 2008
Guinea-Bissau: UN agencies maintain fight against deadly cholera outbreak
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) continue to help authorities in Guinea-Bissau combat an outbreak of chol...
 
UN-backed scheme aims to reduce maternal mortality by boosting health systems
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Thursday, 25 September 2008
UN-backed scheme aims to reduce maternal mortality by boosting health systems
The United Nations has teamed up with world leaders to launch a new initiative to strengthen health systems in an effort to reduce the number of women who die ...
 
Time to inject new energy into global partnership for development - Ban
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Thursday, 25 September 2008
Time to inject new energy into global partnership for development - Ban
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a gathering of world leaders and top figures from the private sector, foundations and civil society that it is time to injec...
 
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