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New online portal helps World Health Organization track global access to universal health coverage

New York, Dec 13 (Just Earth News): Marking Universal Health Coverage Day, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new data portal to track global access to universal health coverage, including information about equity of access and where services need to be improved.

Creating awareness only way of eliminating Hepatitis: WHO

Mumbai, July 27 (IBNS): 'Elimination' is this year's theme for the World Hepatitis Day, observed every year on Thursday by World Health Organization (WHO).

Dealing with epidemics presents growth: WHO

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan 22 (IBNS): The recent Ebola epidemic challenged leaders of all nations and sectors and brought to light the need for resiliency and infrastructure to prevent and mitigate risks of future outbreaks.

UN health agency unveils sanitation and hygiene plan towards eradicating tropical diseases by 2020

New York, Aug 28 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday announced that it is strengthening water, sanitation and hygiene services to accelerate progress in eliminating and eradicating neglected tropical diseases by 2020 that affect more than 1 billion of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations.

Every dollar invested in water, sanitation brings four-fold return in costs-UN

New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): For every dollar invested in water and sanitation, there is a $4.3 return in the form of reduced health care costs for individuals and society around the world, where 2.5 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation services, with 1 billion practicing open defection, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday.

New UN targets on indoor air pollution aim to save millions of lives each year

New York, Nov 13 (IBNS): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today highlighted the dangers of burning fuels like unprocessed coal and kerosene in the home, and issued targets for reducing emissions of health-damaging pollutants from domestic cook stoves, space heaters and fuel-based lamps.

Ahead of Alzheimer's Day, UN expert urges greater protections for people with dementia

New York, Sept 20 (IBNS) A United Nations independent expert on Friday called on Member States to do more to protect older people affected by dementia from stigmatization, discrimination, victimization and neglect.

Greenpeace calls on the industry to save Indian tea from pesticides

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IBNS) Greenpeace India on Monday called on the tea industry to save Indian tea from pesticides while launching their report, “Trouble Brewing1”.

UN health agency moves to allay mounting fears over Ebola spread

New York, July 31 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday advised that while travellers should be aware of Ebola, they will not contract the highly-contagious, often fatal disease unless they actually touch someone who is showing active sympto

UN: Health officials weigh national efforts to tackle non-communicable diseases

New York, July 11 (IBNS): With world leaders gathered Thursday in New York for the United Nations General Assembly’s review of efforts made since 2011 in controlling non-communicable diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, the Organizations’ top health official launched a new report that shows progress at the national level has been insufficient and uneven.

World's poor hardest hit by chronic diseases, says top UN health official

New York, July 11 (IBNS): At a high-level review and assessment by the United Nations General Assembly of progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, UN World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan today expressed deep concern about projected trends, especially as poor populations, the least able to cope, will be hit the hardest.

Iraq: UN agencies move to combat spread of communicable diseases

New York, July 5 (IBNS): United Nations relief agencies and their partners working amid the ongoing turmoil and massive population displacement in Iraq are scaling up their healthcare responses, with a major polio vaccination campaign in Baghdad, and efforts to help relieve the “immense burden” on the existing healthcare system in Kurdistan.

Most cities fail to meet new pollution guidelines: UN

New York, May 8 (IBNS): Many of the world's cities are "enveloped in dirty air" that is dangerous breathe, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, warning that urban dwellers are being exposed to excessive air pollution and are at a risk of respiratory diseases and other long-term health problems.

UN declares emergency to stem potential resurgence of polio

New York, May 6 (IBNS): The spread of polio in countries where it was once eradicated is an "extraordinary event" and unless an international coordinated response is urgently put in place, the preventable disease will resurge, the United Nations health agency on Monday warned.

UN kicks off annual global immunization campaign

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): While some 80 percent of children around the world, or 110 million infants, are receiving life-saving vaccinations each year, "one in five - more than 22 million children - not being vaccinated is too much for us," according to the World Health Organization at the start of World Immunization Week 2014.