News headlines for “Health Issues”, page 2

  1. Taliban backs WHO polio vaccination campaign across Afghanistan next month

    - UN News

    The decision by the Taliban leadership to support the resumption of house-to-house polio vaccination across Afghanistan has been welcomed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 

  2. Displaced in northeast Nigeria ‘knocking on door of starvation’: WFP

    - UN News

    Displaced families in Nigeria’s northeast are “knocking on the door of starvation”, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

  3. UN chief urges lifesaving transformation of food systems

    - UN News

    World Food Day is not only a reminder of the importance of what we eat to everyone on the planet, but also “a call to action to achieve food security around the world”, the UN chief said in his message marking the day on Friday.

  4. Step up, urges WHO as figures reveal 1 in 4 adults don’t exercise enough

    - UN News

    Up to five million premature deaths a year could be prevented if the global population was more active, but many people live in areas with little or no access to spaces where they can safely walk, run, cycle or engage in other physical activities. 

  5. Winning the Human Race, Together

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    NEW YORK, Oct 14 (IPS) - “Now is the time for a stronger, more networked and inclusive multilateral system anchored in the United Nations,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his latest report “Our Common Agenda.” Indeed, there is a fork in the road: we can either choose to breakdown or to breakthrough.

  6. COVID-19 caused rise in TB deaths for first time in a decade, gains ‘reversed’

    - UN News

    Deaths from tuberculosis – one of the top infectious killers in the world - have increased for the first time in a decade, as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. 

  7. WHO establishes new scientific group to study COVID origins, prevent future pandemics

    - UN News

    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday launched an expert group that will examine the origins of new pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. 

  8. COVID-19 deaths at lowest level in nearly a year, WHO reports

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    Although COVID-19 deaths continue to decline, vaccine inequity persists, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, again calling for greater support for developing countries.

  9. UN honours Henrietta Lacks, whose cells transformed medical research worldwide

    - UN News

    For the past seven decades, the cells of Henrietta Lacks, a Black American woman who died of cervical cancer, have saved countless lives, and made numerous scientific breakthroughs possible, such as the human papillomavirus and polio vaccines, drugs for HIV treatment, together with cancer and COVID-19 research.   

  10. World Food Day: Climate Change is Exacerbating Hunger & Conflict—it’s Time to Break the Cycle

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 13 (IPS) - Hunger, violent conflict and the visible impacts of climate change are all on the rise. World Food Day, October 16, is a reminder that we need to talk about the intricate ways that these challenges are connected—and how to tackle them together.

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