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  1. WHO launches Council to develop TB vaccines, hoping to save millions of lives

    - UN News

    The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has unveiled plans to speed up the licensing and use of effective novel vaccines against tuberculosis (TB), the second leading infectious killer after COVID-19 and the 13th leading cause of death worldwide. 

  2. Nearly one billion served by healthcare facilities without reliable electricity

    - UN News

    Although electricity is critical to healthcare provision, nearly a billion people in poorer countries - one-eighth of the global population - are served by health facilities that lack reliable supply, a UN-backed report launched on Saturday has revealed.

  3. More Austerity in 2023 Will Fuel Protests

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 13 (IPS) - This week world leaders meet in Davos to discuss cooperation to address multiple crises, from COVID-19 and escalating inflation to slowing economic growth, debt distress and climate shocks.

  4. Motorbike ambulance saves mothers and babies in Kenya: UNFPA

    - UN News

    The hardship being felt across the Horn of Africa by the worst drought in 40 years has left many women weak and malnourished. The UN agency dedicated to women’s sexual and reproductive health, UNPA, is helping save mothers’ lives in Kenya, through the donation of a simple but effective way of accessing hard-to-reach areas - a motorbike, to enable safe emergency deliveries in hospital.

  5. Global food crisis putting millions of young lives at risk

    - UN News

    Five UN agencies on Thursday called for urgent action to protect millions of malnourished children in the 15 countries hardest hit by the unprecedented food and nutrition crisis. 

  6. COVID-19: WHO highlights critical importance of sharing virus sequences

    - UN News

    Although virus sequencing is vital to detect and track new variants in the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing this information must be stepped up globally, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in Geneva. 

  7. Uganda declares end of Ebola virus outbreak

    - UN News

    In Uganda, a deadly outbreak of Ebola virus has been stopped in its tracks and declared officially over, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

  8. COVID in Europe: China’s surge not a cause for concern ‘at this time’ says WHO, as XBB.1.5 virus spreads

    - UN News

    The ongoing COVID-19 surge in China is not expected to “significantly impact” the European region, UN health experts said on Tuesday.

  9. Malawi Suffers Worst Cholera Outbreak in Decades

    - Inter Press Service

    BLANTYRE, Jan 09 (IPS) - On March 3, 2022, Malawi declared a cholera outbreak after a district hospital in the southern region reported a case. This was the first case in the 2021 to 2022 cholera season.

  10. African Parliamentarians Strongly Committed to Population and Development

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, Jan 06 (IPS) - Many Ghanian Members of Parliament (MPs) champion adolescent reproductive health rights to stop the practice of child marriage, which is prevalent in some areas of the country even though the country’s Constitution and Children’s Act outlaw it, Dr Rashid Pelpuo (MP) told IPS in an exclusive interview.

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