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West Africa: UN provides information to curb spread of Ebola

New York, Apr 11 (IBNS): Together with Ministries of Health and other partners across seven countries in West Africa, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is using culturally-sensitive communication strategies to disseminate life-saving information in order to contain the often-fatal Ebola virus, through text-messaging, radio shows, TV programmes and door-to-door campaigns.

WHO issues hepatitis C treatment guidelines

New York, Apr 10 (IBNS): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people, in a bid to help improve access to more effective and safer medicines to those who need them.

UN launches initiative to promote sustainable energy

New York, Apr 10 (IBNS): The United Nations launched on Wednesday the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), an initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide, with a forum to take place annually, starting this coming June.

Greenpeace: P&G agrees to clean up palm oil act

New Delhi, Apr 9 (IBNS): Non-governmental environmental organization, Greenpeace International on Wednesday welcomed multinational consumer goods company Procter and Gamble's (P&G) decision to remove forest destruction from its production and provide full traceability for all the palm oil and derivatives it uses.

Mars Orbiter completes half of its journey

Bangalore, Apr 9 (IBNS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday said the country's Mars Orbiter Spacecraft has crossed the half-way mark of its journey.

UN renews anti-polio efforts in Middle East

New York, Apr 9 (IBNS): With the recent discovery of a new case of polio in a six-month-old boy in Iraq, the United Nations and it partners, warning that the crippling virus still poses a threat to children across the Middle East, have re-launched a massive vaccination campaign in Syria, Iraq and Egypt, aiming to reach 22 million children by Thursday.

VV Mineral launches health campaign

Tuticorin, Apr 8 (IBNS) In its ongoing endeavor to create a healthy life of all its employees, workers and community, the management and employees at various establishments of V.V. Mineral (VVM) observed 'World Health Day' on Monday.

UN urges countries to combat vector-borne diseases

New York, Apr 8 (IBNS): Warning that a "small bite can carry a big threat," the United Nations family is marking World Health Day by urging the international community to back a global health agenda that gives higher priority to controlling the spread of vector-borne diseases, a step towards ensuring that no one in the 21st century would die from the bite of a mosquito or a tick.

Survey links child malnutrition to fussy eating

Kolkata, Apr 7 (IBNS): Global health major Abbot in a recently conducted research noted that malnutrition and poor growth may not be indicated in children living below poverty line households alone, but could very well exist in more affluent socioeconomic classes.

Ban congratulates Prague on climate change preparedness

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): During his official visit in the Czech Republic's capital, United Nations Secretary-General congratulated the city of Prague for its new protection system against floods, which involves mobile barriers to prevent the Vltava River from inundating the streets.

Essar case attempt to stifle voices of opposition: Greenpeace

Singrauli, Apr 4 (IBNS): Greenpeace India on Friday rubbished Essar’s "ridiculous allegations" of inciting villagers in Mahan region in Madhya Pradesh against them.

PSLV C24 launches India's 2nd navigation satellite

Sriharikota, Apr 4 (IBNS): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C24, successfully launched IRNSS-1B, the second satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), on Friday at 1714 hours IST from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR in Sriharikota.

Mission Hospital celebrates foundation day

Kolkata, Apr 4 (IBNS): The Mission Hospital, Durgapur on Thursday celebrated it's 6th Foundation Day along with patients who had found a new lease of life post- treatment, here at the Hotel Hindustan International.

Ban urges action to curb impacts of climate change

New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): From the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the poorest countries to the wealthiest, the ominous signs of climate change are profoundly visible, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday, calling for transformative collective action to tackle the phenomenon now - on all fronts - before it is too late.

Brussels: Ban urges investment to fight against malaria

New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): Highlighting the critical importance of keeping investments in health high on the international development agenda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged African decision-makers on Thursday to fund programmes for the eradication of malaria.