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UN chief underlines need to step up COVID-19 vaccine production, equitable distribution

New York: The world is far from achieving equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, a tragedy that must be avoided at all costs, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday during an online conversation on fair access to these lifesaving treatments.

Lack of clean water far deadlier than violence in war-torn countries, says UNICEF report

New York: Attacks on water and sanitation facilities in conflict zones around the world are putting the lives of millions of children around the world in danger, and are a much greater threat than violence itself, warns the UN Children’s agency, UNICEF, in a report released on Tuesday.

Share excess COVID-19 vaccines now, UNICEF chief says ahead of G7 summit

New York: The deadly increase in COVID-19 cases  in India could potentially occur elsewhere if vulnerable countries do not have access to vaccines, the head of the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, warned on Monday in a bid to get richer nations to share their excess doses.

UNICEF head for simplifying COVID vaccine intellectual property rights for universal availability

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore has called for simplifying intellectual property rights governing COVID-19 vaccines in order to make them universally available but expressed reservations about completely suspending the patents during the pandemic as demanded by India and South Africa.

‘Make peace with nature’, UN chief urges at Ocean Decade launch

New York: January marked the beginning of what many within the UN and beyond view as “the most critical decade of our lives”, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said on Wednesday, launching a major initiative to protect the world’s oceans through the next ten years.

UNICEF: Time is of the essence, as water shortages compound desperate situation in Beirut

New York: Risk of water-borne diseases is rising in Beirut, in the aftermath of the devastating explosion in early August, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned, calling for urgent action to ensure families and responders have access to safe water and sanitation.

Child rights observatory and its partner commit to support State to say no to stigma on COVID19

Bhopal/IBNS: A total of 65 members from 25 districts of Madhya Pradesh participated in a webinar hosted recently by Child Rights Observatory, Madhya Pradesh.

Child rights observatory and its partner commit to support State to say no to stigma on COVID19

Bhopal/IBNS: A total of 65 members from 25 districts of Madhya Pradesh participated in a webinar hosted recently by Child Rights Observatory, Madhya Pradesh.

Global partners require $31 billion to speed up COVID-19 medicines for all

New York/IBNS: More than $31 billion is needed over the next 12 months to develop medicines that will be effective against COVID-19, and make them available to all people, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners said on Friday.

WHO and UNICEF in campaign to protect 1.6 million in Sudan from cholera

New York: UN agencies are working with the authorities in Sudan to protect more than one million people from cholera, an infectious disease which can kill within hours if left untreated.  

‘Greater urgency’ needed in fight against HIV/AIDS, warns UN agency, amidst $1 billion investment cuts

New York, July 17 (IBNS): The UN programme leading the global effort to end AIDS is calling for greater urgency and more funding in the fight against the disease, with data showing that the pace of progress in reducing new HIV infections is slowing, and some countries experiencing a rising number of cases.

Ebola emergency meeting to go ahead as UNICEF warns of higher risk to very youngest children

New York, July 17 (IBNS): Ahead of a key expert meeting convened by the United Nations to decide whether to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) an international health emergency, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF warned that the epidemic “is infecting more children” than earlier outbreaks.  

Vaccinations create ‘umbrella of immunity’ against global measles outbreaks, says UNICEF

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): Between 2010 and 2017, an average of 21.1 million children missed their first dose of the measles vaccine, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Wednesday, stressing its importance to creating “an umbrella of immunity for everyone.” 

'Vaccines are safe' and save lives, UNICEF declares, launching new #VaccinesWork campaign

New York, Apr 19 (IBNS): Amid a surge in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Thursday a new social media campaign, emphasizing that “vaccines are safe, and they save lives”.

DR Congo: new cases of deadly Ebola virus, as UN steps up response

New York, Sept 15 (IBNS): In eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN has stepped up community-based efforts to tackle Ebola disease, following confirmation that the virus has reached the city of Butembo, near the Ugandan border, where it has claimed three lives.