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Safety checklist for surgery slashes complications by one-third, finds UN study
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Thursday, 15 January 2009
Safety checklist for surgery slashes complications by one-third, finds UN study
A simple list to be checked off during surgery - before anaesthesia, the first incision and the completion of an operation - has been shown to lower the incidence of death and complications by one-third, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), which developed the protocol.Read Full Article ...
 
Zimbabwe: UN says worst ever cholera outbreak continues, with toll topping 2,200
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Thursday, 15 January 2009
Zimbabwe: UN says worst ever cholera outbreak continues, with toll topping 2,200
Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak, which has claimed more than 2,200 lives, is still spreading out of control, while humanitarian agencies are boosting their activit...
 
UN funds $16 million dollar rural investment scheme for Niger villages
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Thursday, 15 January 2009
UN funds $16 million dollar rural investment scheme for Niger villages
Rural communities in the south-central Maradi region of Niger are set to receive a major financial boost from the United Nations, enabling local communes to ma...
 
New vaccine could save 20,000 children's lives annually in Bangladesh - UN
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Thursday, 15 January 2009
New vaccine could save 20,000 children's lives annually in Bangladesh - UN
With the support of the United Nations, Bangladesh has unveiled a new vaccine to protect its children against five lethal diseases - including Hib, a deadly ba...
 
UN-backed high-level meeting plans to reverse alarming climb in the number of hungry
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Thursday, 15 January 2009
UN-backed high-level meeting plans to reverse alarming climb in the number of hungry
With the number of undernourished around the world rising to almost 1 billion in 2008, threatening one of the United Nations' prime goals of halving global hun...
 
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