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  1. Make suicide prevention in Africa a priority, UN health agency urges governments

    - UN News

    Did you know that Africa has the highest suicide rate in the world? To reverse that worrying statistic, the UN health agency WHO on Thursday launched a social media campaign to raise awareness around mental health illness, which is believed to account for up to 11 per cent of the risk factors that are associated with suicide.

  2. Successful Climate Solutions Require Investment in the Lives of Adolescent Girls

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 05 (IPS) - This year commemorates the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl Child. While the last decade has seen greater attention on the positive development needs of girls, we must move beyond documenting the barriers that girls face to investing in and prioritizing girl-centered solutions to the critical development challenges of our world.

  3. New WHO strategy aims to strengthen rapid response to health emergencies

    - UN News

    Amid mounting health emergencies globally – such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate-related crises, and the war in Ukraine – the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday announced an initiative to strengthen rapid response. 

  4. ‘Worrying upsurge’ in deadly cholera, warns Tedros, in wide-ranging global health update

    - UN News

    The UN health agency is working diligently in Uganda to support the government in responding to an Ebola outbreak in four districts, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists on Wednesday, in a wide-ranging briefing which included the latest on a worrying increase in COVID-19 cases across Europe.

  5. Some Coronaviruses Kill, While Others Cause a Common Cold. We Are Getting Closer to Knowing Why

    - Inter Press Service

    BELLVILLE, South Africa, Oct 04 (IPS) - It’s hard to imagine a time when “coronavirus” wasn’t a household word. But for a long time, this family of viruses had merited very little attention. Believed to be ubiquitous among animals and avian speciesthe first coronavirus to infect and cause disease in humans was only isolated and identified in the 1960s.

  6. Ideology and Dogma Ensure Policy Disaster

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 04 (IPS) - Central banks (CBs) around the world – led by the US Fed, European Central Bank and Bank of England – are raising interest rates, ostensibly to check inflation. The ensuing race to the bottom is hastening world economic recession.

  7. Dementia: WHO launches blueprint to tackle generational health challenge

    - UN News

    Dementia is one of the greatest health challenges of our generation, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which on Tuesday launched the first-ever research blueprint for tackling the disease, which 78 million people could be living with by the end of this decade.

  8. Haiti: UN supports Government efforts to quell cholera outbreak

    - UN News

    The UN is supporting efforts by the Haitian Government to contain an outbreak of cholera following the confirmation of a positive case and the identification of other suspected cases around the capital, Port-au-Prince.
  9. Poverty Impacts on Efforts to End Child Marriage, say Parliamentarians

    - Inter Press Service

    Johannesburg, Sep 29 (IPS) - Child marriage continues to be a scourge in many African countries – despite legislation and efforts of many, including parliamentarians, to keep girls in school and create brighter futures for them. This was the view of participants in a recent webinar held under the auspices of the African Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (FPA) and UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO).

  10. Time to address mental health issues in the workplace, UN agencies urge

    - UN News

    With an estimated 12 billion workdays lost annually due to depression and anxiety, costing the global economy nearly $1 trillion, more action is needed to tackle mental health issues at work, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. 

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