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  1. Monkeypox not presently a global public health emergency: WHO

    - UN News

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    The monkeypox outbreak does not currently constitute a global public health concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday, though “intense response efforts” are needed to control further spread.

  2. Life-saving relief continues to reach quake-hit eastern Afghanistan

    - UN News

    Emergency lifesaving aid relief continued to flow into quake-hit eastern Afghanistan on Friday, as UN humanitarians and partners rushed to help the most vulnerable communities.

  3. Monkeypox: Amid uncertainty, global situation ‘cannot be ignored’ says WHO chief

    - UN News

    Addressing the first meeting of the World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee on Thursday over the global Monkeypox outbreak, the WHO chief told members that person-to-person transmission was ongoing, and “likely underestimated”.

  4. Global hunger crisis pushing one child per minute, into severe malnutrition

    - UN News

    Because of the global hunger crisis, every single minute, one child is pushed into life-threatening, severe malnutrition.

  5. Stronger Healthcare Systems Critical for Africa's Socioeconomic Transformation

    - Inter Press Service

    KIGALI, Jun 22 (IPS) - Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems globally have battled to deal with the repercussions unleashed by the disease. From the outset, Africa was considered particularly vulnerable due to several factors: limited healthcare provision in some areas, high prevalence of HIV and TB in a number of countries, and limited fiscal room to respond to the pandemic’s financial impacts.

  6. The Sustainable Use of Wild Species is Important for Everyone

    - Inter Press Service

    BONN, Germany, Jun 22 (IPS) - You probably use wild species far more often than you realise. For many people, especially in more developed economies, the use of wild species sounds like something quite removed from their everyday lives – something perhaps more relevant to other people, in other countries.

  7. Polio Eradication Will Take Funds and Awareness

    - Inter Press Service

    ABUJA, Jun 22 (IPS) - For forty days, Kunle Adeyanju – a Nigerian, Rotarian, polio eradication advocate and biker - rode for more than 12,500km from London to Lagos to raise funds for polio eradication.

  8. Tobacco Consumption Slows in the West, Grows in Africa, say Researchers

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jun 21 (IPS) - Cigarette smuggling has emerged as one of the most lucrative enterprises between Zimbabwe and South Africa, with border authorities seizing contraband worth millions of dollars in recent years.

  9. Safe in the sun? UN launches new app to help beat skin cancer

    - UN News

    Scientific evidence shows that overexposure to UV radiation is the major cause of skin cancer. To help people protect themselves adequately, a consortium of UN agencies on Tuesday, launched an innovative new App that can help anyone, anywhere, determine the safe amount of time to stay outdoors, soaking up the rays. 

  10. Celebrating the union of body and soul: UN marks International Yoga Day

    - UN News

    UN delegates and staffers spread out their yoga mats and stretched into various yoga “asanas” or poses, at an outdo​​or event on Monday evening at UN Headquarters in New York, to celebrate the eighth International Day of Yoga, observed annually on 21 June.

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