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In Aftermath of Cyclone Idai Cholera Surges

One month after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, UNICEF appealed to the international community to help some 1.6 million children still reeling from its impact.

SOP newswire3Global Measles Crisis - Noting a 300 per cent surge in the number of measles cases during the first three months of this year, compared to the same period last year, two UN agency heads declared on Monday that we now stand "in the middle of a global measles crisis."
SOP newswire3In Aftermath of Cyclone Idai Cholera Surges - One month after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, UNICEF appealed to the international community to help some 1.6 million children still reeling from its impact.
SOP newswire3Ebola Not an International Health Emergency Yet but Risks Spreading - The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo "does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern," according to a statement issued on Friday by the World Health Organization.
SOP newswire3UN: Health is a Right Not a Privilege - The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has marked World Health Day, which falls on Sunday, with a reiteration of the UNs stance on health: that it is a fundamental human right, not a privilege.
SOP newswire3Ebola Cases Rising in DR Congo - A rise in new cases of deadly Ebola virus disease in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been announced, while authorities say that progress is being made in accessing communities that have been wary of outside help, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Tuberculosis Day' - Tuberculosis, or TB, is not only the worlds top infectious killer, it is also the leading cause of deaths among people with HIV and a major cause of antimicrobial resistance-related deaths, the United Nations health agency said on Sunday, World Tuberculosis Day.
SOP newswire3Damage to Planet Poses Growing Risk to Health - Human activity is damaging the planet so badly, exacerbated by climate change, that it will increasingly put our health at risk, warns a major report from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), released on Wednesday at the UN Environment Assembly, currently taking place in Nairobi.
SOP newswire399 Per Cent of Intravenous Drug Users Lack Access to Health Care - Despite a decline in new HIV infections globally, a UN report launched on Wednesday highlights that nearly all people who inject drugs live in countries that do not provide suitable harm-reduction service coverage, meaning they are denied adequate access to essential health services.
SOP newswire3Recreational Cannabis Poses Significant Health Challenges to Youth - The UN-backed International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) warned on Tuesday that poorly regulated medical cannabis programmes could step-up the "recreational" use of the drug while diminishing public concern over its harmful effects.
SOP newswire3Cure for AIDS is Possible - The UN agency leading the global effort to end AIDS, said on Tuesday that a new case of a patient who has been "functionally cured" of HIV infection, is greatly encouraging, but there is still a long way to go before the illness can be eradicated.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Hearing Day' - Many people live with unidentified hearing loss, often failing to realize that they are missing out on certain sounds and words. To address this problem, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging people on this years World Hearing Day, held on March 3, to check their hearing.
SOP newswire3Proper Eating Increases Health Benefits, Readiness - Lt. Col. Saunya N. Bright has been in the Air Force 18 years. During that time, she said, the food in military dining facilities has improved dramatically in terms of nutritional value and healthy eating choices.
SOP newswire3World Cancer Day - Cervical cancer kills more than 300,000 women every year, with one woman diagnosed every minute, despite the fact that it is one of the most preventable and curable forms of the disease.
SOP newswire3Deadly Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo - Brave UN teams and partners leading the fight against deadly Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo along with Government authorities and peacekeepers there, have been key in helping protect communities, a top World Health Organization official said on Friday, six months after the latest outbreak began.
SOP newswire3UN Pushes for Universal Health Care - Universal health care for all, leaving no one behind, by 2030: thats the call going out on International Universal Health Coverage Day, which this year falls on Wednesday
SOP newswire3World Response to AIDS Epidemic at Critical Juncture - Thirty years after the first World AIDS Day, the HIV response stands at a crossroads, UN Secretary-General Guterres has said, marking this years commemorations.
SOP newswire3UN: Global Malaria Cases Rise - Targets to reduce global rates of infections and deaths from malaria are not being met, says the World Health Organization 2018 World malaria report, released on Monday.
SOP newswire3Make Healthy Choices to Manage Diabetes - The global prevalence of adult diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, World Diabetes Day, with the call to "eat healthily, be physically active and avoid excessive weight gain."
SOP newswire3UN: Antimicrobial Resistance a Global Health Emergency - By 2050, some five million people could die each year in Asia alone due to resistance to antibiotic medicines or antimicrobials, according to UN agencies.
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.
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