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  1. Europe: WHO supporting countries affected by rare monkeypox outbreak

    - UN News

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is working closely with countries where cases of the rare viral disease monkeypox have been reported, the UN agency said on Friday. The UN agency said in a statement that there were around 80 cases confirmed so far, across 11 countries, with a further 50 cases pending investigation.

  2. As COVID Wanes, Tuberculosis Deaths Must Become Visible

    - Inter Press Service

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 19 (IPS) - It is time to treat the scourge of Tuberculosis scourge with the same urgency as we did the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. Nations must ‘act together, urgently and with solidarity’ to end crisis of food insecurity

    - UN News

    Hunger levels around the world are at “a new high”, the UN chief said on Wednesday, in a call to action to fight the current surge in global food insecurity.

  4. Americas: Rising COVID-19 caseload should be a ‘wake-up call’

    - UN News

    COVID-19 rates are on the rise in the Americas, where new infections and fatalities have been steadily increasing over the past four weeks, the regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. 

  5. First polio outbreak in 30 years declared in Mozambique

    - UN News

    Health authorities in Mozambique declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus on Wednesday after confirming that a child in the country’s north-eastern Tete province, had contracted the disease.

  6. New Medicines May Help End AIDS -- but High Prices & Monopolies Could Keep the Poor Locked Out

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, May 18 (IPS) - Here’s the good news: there are a new set of breakthrough medicines to prevent and treat HIV, known as “long actings” because they can be taken every few months instead of every day, and they are coming on-stream. If, as they are rolled out, they are made available at scale, they could help save many lives and help end the AIDS pandemic.

  7. Severe malnutrition or wasting, ‘excruciatingly painful’ threat to child survival

    - UN News

    Severe malnutrition, also known as severe wasting, is one of the top threats to child survival, yet perhaps one of the least known or understood, according to a report issued on Tuesday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

  8. Child Labour: No Quick End to Children Trapped in Tobacco Production

    - Inter Press Service

    HONG KONG / LOME, May 17 (IPS) - Despite World Day Against Child Labour launched in 2002 by the International Labour Organization (ILO), little has changed over the past two decades for the millions of children who remain trapped.

  9. Minimal risk of monkeypox transmission in UK following confirmed case

    - UN News

    Risk of monkeypox transmission in the United Kingdom is minimal following a confirmed case of the rare and sometimes fatal animal-bourne disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. 

  10. WHO ‘concerned’ over COVID-19 outbreak in DPR Korea, reiterates full support

    - UN News

    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday expressed concern over the current COVID-19 outbreak in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), where no public vaccination programme has been put in place, reiterating its commitment to support the country response to the pandemic.

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