News headlines for “Health Issues”, page 3

  1. Nearly one billion people have a mental disorder: WHO

    - UN News

    Nearly one billion people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder, according to latest UN data – a staggering figure that is even more worrying, if you consider that it includes around one in seven teenagers.

  2. Ending Hunger in America: Here's What the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health Should Do to Be Inclusive

    - Inter Press Service

    URBANA, Illinois, USA, Jun 15 (IPS) - This September, the White House will convene a conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Leading up to the conference, the White House is organizing several virtual listening sessions across America to hear firsthand from people impacted by food insecurity and to collect ideas about how to end hunger and hunger-related diseases and disparities.

  3. New UN guide aims to tackle growing problem of elder abuse

    - UN News

    Every year, one in six people aged 60 years and older experience some form of abuse – a trend that is expected to continue with rapid population ageing in many countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. 

  4. WHO to determine if Monkeypox should be declared ‘Emergency of International Concern’; rights expert warns of COVID ‘vaccine apartheid’

    - UN News

    The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday that the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee has been convened due to the spread of the Monkeypox virus to 32 non-endemic countries.

  5. Elder Abuse: Human Rights Have an Expiration Date

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Jun 14 (IPS) - 1 in 6 people over 60 years of age –nearly 141 million people globally– suffers from abuse, according to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates.

  6. Afghanistan: World Bank provides $150 million lifeline to stem rural hunger

    - UN News

    A critical $150 million dollar lifeline for rural families in Afghanistan was announced by the World Bank on Monday, part of an overall package of $195 million, for critical livelihood and life-saving assistance, the UN agriculture agency FAO, said on Monday.  

  7. Pioneering Namibia MP, Indonesia family planning board, win 2022 UN Population Award

    - UN News

    The UN’s sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, announced on Monday the winners of it’s 2022 UN Population Award, with the individual prize going to a young trailblazing parliamentarian from Namibia, while the institutional award went to Indonesia’s National Population and Family Planning Board.

  8. World must ‘speed up’ efforts to end AIDS pandemic by 2030

    - UN News

    To end AIDS, beat COVID-19 and “stop the pandemics of the future”, the world needs to ensure global access to lifesaving health technologies, the UN Chef de Cabinet has told a meeting of the General Assembly to review progress.

  9. Sri Lanka: UN appeals for $47 million for life-saving aid to 1.7 million people

    - UN News

    Sri Lanka is experiencing a multidimensional economic crisis, which is compounded by food insecurity, rising protection concerns and shortages threatening lives and livelihoods, the UN said on Thursday, appealing for $47.2 million to provide life-saving assistance.

  10. Monkeypox becoming established in non-endemic countries warns Tedros; calls for more testing, vaccines to end COVID pandemic

    - UN News

    The World Health Organization (WHO) chief said on Wednesday that monkeypox infections in non-endemic countries have passed the 1,000 mark and the risk of it becoming established in some is “real”.

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