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UN Fights Ebola in Congo

The United Nations Secretary-General Guterres said on Monday he is "outraged by the continued killing and abduction of civilians by armed groups" near Beni, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) North Kivu region, which has been grappling with an Ebola outbreak since August.

SOP newswire3UN: Poor Diets Threaten Health More Than Malaria, Tuberculosis, Measles - With one-in-five deaths associated with poor-quality diets, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a co-authored report on Wednesday, urging policymakers to reduce food loss and waste, to improve access to nutritious and healthy food.
SOP newswire3UN Fights Ebola in Congo - The United Nations Secretary-General Guterres said on Monday he is "outraged by the continued killing and abduction of civilians by armed groups" near Beni, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) North Kivu region, which has been grappling with an Ebola outbreak since August.
SOP newswire3Deadly Ebola Outbreak in Congo - World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has already claimed around 130 lives.
SOP newswire3Cholera Surges Again in Yemen - Following an "important increase" in the number of suspected cholera cases recently in Yemen, a new vaccination campaign is underway in coordination with the government to prevent a third major outbreak, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday.
SOP newswire3UN: Tobacco Control Measures are Working - "Great progress" has been made in tackling tobacco consumption and saving lives but more needs to be done to challenge the industrys attempts to "bypass" international regulations, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
SOP newswire3UN: Access to Legal Abortion Services Needed, to Prevent 47,000 Women Dying Each Year - States across the world should act now to decriminalise abortion and make every effort to ensure women and girls have the right to make their own decisions about pregnancy, said a group of United Nations human rights experts on Friday, in a statement marking International Safe Abortion Day.
SOP newswire3UN: Fight Against Tuberculosis Epidemic Underfunded - The fight against tuberculosis (TB) is drastically under-funded, with a gap of around $13 billion per year, said Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed at the first-ever High-Level TB Meeting, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
SOP newswire3Alcohol Abuse Kills Three Million People a Year - More one in 20 deaths in 2016 - 3 million people, mostly men - were caused by harmful use of alcohol, according a report released on Friday by the World Health Organization.
SOP newswire3UN: Cancer is a Growing Global Threat - More than 18 million new cases of cancer are expected this year and its estimated that 9.6 million people will die from various forms of the disease in 2018, the UNs International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3UN Responds to Ebola Outbreak in Congo - Emergency food aid is being delivered to people affected by the Ebola virus in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Thursday.
SOP newswire3UN Fights Ebola in Congo - As the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) gears up for the upcoming academic year - with some 250 schools in Ebola-affected health zones - the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) is scaling up education; health and water; sanitation; and hygiene programmes to assist children and their teachers.
SOP newswire3UN Combats Against Devastating Effects of Smoking - United Nations agencies must join forces at the policy level and refuse interference from tobacco companies in their programmes so the destructive impact of tobacco can be effectively addressed and lives can be saved, the head of the UN tobacco control treaty watchdog (WHO FCTC Secretariat) told UN News on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3Treaty Against Illicit Tobacco Trade Set to Take Effect in September - A United Nations-backed treaty aimed at stopping the illicit trading of tobacco products, is set to enter into force on 25 September, marking a diplomatic breakthrough in efforts to protect public health and strike back against the criminal organizations profiting from such deals.
SOP newswire3Record 123 Million Infants Received at Least One Vaccine in 2017, Says UN - A record-breaking total of around 123 million, or nine out of 10, infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017, protecting them from deadly infectious diseases, according to United Nations figures released on Monday.
SOP newswire3Progress Made Battling Ebola Outbreak in Congo - One month after the start of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations health experts on Friday reported "very strong progress" in the response to the disease.
SOP newswire3UN Marks World No Tobacco Day - Spreading the message that tobacco causes deadly illnesses such as heart disease and stroke helps prevent "needless" loss of life, United Nations health experts said on Thursday.
SOP newswire3Death of Ebola Patients who Fled DRC Hospital Highlights Dangers - The escape of three patients infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the hospital where they were being treated is "not unexpected," the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, underlining the need to step up efforts to explain the dangers of the deadly disease to affected communities.
SOP newswire3Ebola Outbreak Puts DR Congo on an Epidemiological Knife-edge - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains on an "epidemiological knife-edge" regarding the spread of deadly Ebola disease, despite the quick response by authorities and international partners to the threat, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3UN Calls for Strong, People-focused Health Systems - Everyone, everywhere must have equal access to quality health care, said top United Nations officials on Monday, urging greater focus on comprehensive health and well-being.
SOP newswire3Obese People More Likely to Smoke - New research indicates that people who are genetically prone to being overweight have a higher risk of taking up smoking - and they are likely to smoke more than average - UN scientists said on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3Resilient Soldier Fights, Beats Cancer - When Army Sgt. Joseph Mickonis called his fiancee early in 2016 to say doctors thought he might have cancer, he couldnt stop laughing.
SOP newswire3UN Encourages Wealthy Countries to Encourage More Breastfeeding - Babies in wealthy countries are five times more likely to miss out on breastfeeding than those in the under-developed, the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, explaining that this gap could be addressed by better support for working mothers, and regulating sales of infant formula.
SOP newswire3UN: Bad Fats Targeted in New Global Health Guidelines - People everywhere need to cut down on their consumption of artery-clogging fatty foods, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging, in a new report released on Friday.
SOP newswire3UN: Vaccines are Protecting More Children Than Ever - Kicking off World Immunization Week, the United Nations today said that while vaccines are protecting more children than ever, more countries need to make immunization a priority, because more than one million children still die every year from vaccine-preventable diseases.
SOP newswire3Doctor Builds Partnerships Through Global Health Engagement - Air Force Lt. Col. (Dr.) Elizabeth Ericksons experiences in military health outreach around the world allows her to build strong partnerships, and her position as a female officer and physician has given her the unique opportunity to work with and learn from inspiring women around the globe.
SOP newswire3UN Marks World Health Day - The head of the World Health Organization on Friday marked World Health Day, and the agencys 70th anniversary, with a strong call for universal health coverage, to ensure that all people can get quality health services, where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship.
SOP newswire3Bold Action Needed to End Tuberculosis - Claiming more than 4,500 lives daily, tuberculosis continues to be the top infectious killer worldwide as well as the leading cause of death among people living with HIV, the United Nations said Friday, ahead of World Tuberculosis Day.
SOP newswire3First-ever Blood Test for Detecting Brain Injury Cleared by FDA - Youre throwing a football around in the yard with your neighbors. While stretching out as far as you can to catch the pass, you slam your head hard against a pole going for the ball. Seeing stars and feeling confused, you take a seat. Wouldnt it be nice if a test could say whether you have a brain injury?
SOP newswire3UN Aims to Help Countries End Reign of Tobacco Industry - The United Nations World Health Organization on Friday launched new guidelines on the role that tobacco product regulations can play in saving lives by reducing the demand for tobacco and tobacco products - estimated to kill over seven million people annually.
SOP newswire3Air Force Nutritionists Develop Better Diet for Special Operators - Air Force special operations forces project airpower onto the battlefield. Dozens of different factors may influence their performance, but theres one area that can be easily overlooked: nutrition.
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