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  1. Africa's Maternal Deaths Need Urgent Action to Meet SDG Goals

    - Inter Press Service

    ACCRA, Jan 03 (IPS) - As the effects of COVID-19 on Africa’s health sector become clearer, it looks the continent will need to take urgent steps to overcome the disruptions suffered in the breakdown in antenatal and postnatal care for women and newborns and neonatal intensive care units. The pandemic brought some setbacks to the gains achieved in maternal mortality over the past decade.

  2. COVID-19: China infection surge on agenda at WHO coronavirus meeting

    - UN News

    Amid a reported surge in COVID-19 infections in China, coronavirus experts have been meeting at the UN health agency on Tuesday, to discuss next steps.

  3. Living Another Year Dangerously

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY, Jan 02 (IPS) - 2022 has been a year of great uncertainty when it seemed the world perilously reached the brink of self-destruction – be it human-induced climate change or military conflict. Welcoming 2022, we had enough reasons to be optimistic; but it was another ‘year of living dangerously’ – Tahun vivere pericoloso in the words of Soekarno, or an annus horribilis in the words of the late Queen Elizabeth.

  4. Ethiopia: Nationwide measles vaccination campaign integrates other live-saving interventions

    - UN News

    UN agencies, the Ethiopian authorities and partners kicked off on Friday, a nationwide integrated measles vaccination campaign targeting more than 15 million children.

  5. Kenya: Severe drought fuels malnutrition, reduces hospital-delivery births in Turkana County

    - UN News

    Following four successive failed rainy seasons, Kenya is amid the worst drought in 40 years, the UN’s women’s health agency, UNFPA, said on Tuesday, shining a light on 134,000 pregnant or breastfeeding women who are reported to be acutely malnourished and in need of treatment.

  6. UN chief issues global ‘wake-up call’ on Day of Epidemic Preparedness

    - UN News

    Three years ago this month, the virus that causes COVID-19 was first detected, the UN chief reminded on Tuesday, the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness.

  7. 2022 Year In health: New Ebola and cholera outbreaks, mpox emergency, COVID-19 ‘not over’

    - UN News

    The UN warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is still a cause for global concern, and outbreaks of cholera, Ebola and Monkeypox (now renamed mpox) led to the mobilization of health and aid workers to contain life-threatening illnesses. The UN warned that the aim of eradicating HIV/AIDS by 2030 was under threat, but a new vaccine raised hopes that malaria can be beaten.

  8. War, Famine, Disease, Disasters – 2022 – a Year Staring at Apocalypse

    - Inter Press Service

    TORONTO, Canada, Dec 23 (IPS) - A year that started with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and is ending with famine in Africa, while still spreading death and misery through an enduring pandemic and a deteriorating climate crisis -- 2022 has been an apocalyptic warning of the frailty of our planet and the woeful shortcomings of humankind.

  9. Horn of Africa faces most severe drought in more than two generations – UNICEF

    - UN News

    The number of children suffering from dire drought conditions across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia has more than doubled in five months, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday.

  10. Millions of Afghan children inoculated against measles, polio in 1st Statewide drive since 2021 transition

    - UN News

    Millions of Afghan children have been vaccinated during the first nationwide integrated measles and polio campaign in Afghanistan since the Taliban took power in August 2021, the UN health agency said on Thursday.

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