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UN Chief Praises Japan's Universal Health Coverage

Health is everyones right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres stressed Thursday, expressing the UNs readiness to help countries move towards health coverage for all.

SOP newswire3UN Working to Vaccinate Half a Million Children Against Diphtheria in Bangladesh - As part of an intensified response to the current diphtheria outbreak, United Nations agencies are working to vaccinate more than 475,000 children in Rohingya refugee camps, temporary settlements and surrounding areas in Bangladeshs Cox Bazar.
SOP newswire3South Africa Responding to Largest-ever Listeria Outbreak - What is believed to be the largest-ever outbreak of the bacterial disease Listeriosis - or Listeria - has left more than 60 people dead across South Africa, with nearly 750 confirmed cases, the United Nations health agency said Friday.
SOP newswire3UN Mobile Reproductive Health Teams Reach Women in Besieged Area of Aleppo - The United Nations reproductive rights agency has reached the Sheikh Maqsoud area of Aleppo, where thousands of women have been cut off from medical care for years.
SOP newswire3Suspected Cholera Cases in Yemen Surpass One Million - The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has crossed one million, the United Nations World Health Organization reported today, urging greater efforts to tackle the outbreak and deal with the deteriorating health situation in the war-torn nation.
SOP newswire3UN: Half the World Lacks Access to Essential Health Services - At least half of the worlds population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay, according to a United Nations-backed study.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Praises Japan's Universal Health Coverage - Health is everyones right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres stressed Thursday, expressing the UNs readiness to help countries move towards health coverage for all.
SOP newswire3Congressional Support Needed for TBI Research - Continued Congressional support for traumatic brain injury treatment and diagnosis will enable further research, clinical innovations and focus on military readiness, said Navy Capt. Michael Colston, the Defense Departments director of military health policy and oversight for the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.
SOP newswire3Doctors Use Cutting-Edge Research at Navy Hospital - Defense Department study on the benefits of surfing for patients with post-traumatic stress. A clinical tracking tool used to manage patient care. An advanced electroencephalogram and eye tracker.
SOP newswire3Navy, International Entomologists Collaborate to Fight Malaria - The principal tasks of the malaria reduction efforts directed by the President Malaria Initiative include distributing insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying and anti-malarial drugs.
SOP newswire3Suspected Cholera Cases in Crisis-torn Yemen Near 900,000 - Already struggling to cope with a dire humanitarian crisis, war-torn Yemen is now facing the fastest-growing cholera epidemic ever recorded, with some 895,000 suspected cases as of 1 November, the United Nations relief wing reported Thursday.
SOP newswire3UN Seeks to Eradicate Polio Once and for All - Despite progress towards global eradication of polio, sustained commitment is needed to overcome the final hurdle and stamp out the disease once and for all, the United Nations health agency said today, the World Polio Day.
SOP newswire3UN: 7,000 Newborns Die Every Day - More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available - particularly in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa - where they are most needed.
SOP newswire3UN: Youth Obesity Increases 10-fold in Four Decades - The number of obese children and adolescents aged five to 19 years worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades.
SOP newswire3UN Aims to Slash 90 Per Cent of Cholera Deaths by 2030 - A taskforce of United Nations and international partner agencies is gearing up to launch an ambitious new strategy to combat cholera - aiming to reduce deaths by 90 per cent by 2030, the UN health agency announced today.
SOP newswire3UN Recommends Large-scale Deworming to Improve Childrens Health - The suffering of those infected with parasitic intestinal can be drastically reduced with periodic deworming programmes with a single-tablet treatment, according to new guidelines approved by the United Nations health agency.
SOP newswire3UN Still Fighting HIV - Senior United Nations officials today welcomed a breakthrough pricing agreement by global partners to accelerate the availability in low- and middle-income countries of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen.
SOP newswire3UN: Not Enough New Antibiotics in the Pipeline - Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a United Nations report has found.
SOP newswire3UN Fights Cholera in Sierra Leone - The United Nations health agency is working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria and cholera in the wake of last weeks mudslides and flooding in the country's capital, Freetown.
SOP newswire3UN Battles Cholera Outbreak in South Sudan - Rapid responses are critical to stemming a cholera outbreak that has afflicted South Sudan for more than a year, exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation that has left approximately four million people displaced by conflict, according to the UN migration agency.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Breastfeeding Week' - Kicking off World Breastfeeding Week, the United Nations today stressed that although breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for infants and mothers, investment shortcomings impede the practice.
SOP newswire3UN: AIDS-related Deaths Decline - The scales have tipped for the first time in the fight against AIDS as more than half of all people living with the HIV virus now have access to treatment, while AIDS-related deaths have nearly halved since 2005, according to a new United Nations report.
SOP newswire3UN Warns of Health Dangers of Smoking - Despite measures protecting a majority of people from tobacco-related illness and death, the tobacco industry continues to hamper Government efforts to fully implement life and cost-saving interventions, the United Nations health agency today reported.
SOP newswire3UN fighting Cholera in Yemen - Unless the international community contributes $200 million to address the cholera outbreak in Yemen, the United Nations humanitarian arm will be forced to reprogram more resources tagged for malnutrition in the country already facing famine, a senior official today said.
SOP newswire3UN: Antibiotic Resistance Making Gonorrhoea Almost Impossible to Treat - Gonorrhoea is becoming harder to treat due to antibiotic resistance, the United Nations health agency today cautioned, adding that there is a need for better prevention and treatment of the disease that infects an estimated 78 million people each year.
SOP newswire3UN Declares End to Latest Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo - A recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is over, the United Nations health agency today said, while adding that enhanced surveillance for the virus continues.
SOP newswire3Ebola Outbreak in Congo - An Ebola outbreak in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has killed at least one person, the United Nations World health Organization announced earlier today.
SOP newswire3UN to Examine Lower-cost Biosimilar Drugs to Expand Access to Cancer Treatment - As a step towards making some of the most expensive treatments for cancer more widely available in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said today that it will launch a pilot project for prequalifying so-called biosimilars, or lower cost drugs.
SOP newswire3UN: Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to Pilot Malaria Vaccine Trial - The United Nations health agency regional office for Africa has announced that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a breakthrough pilot programme to make the worlds first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018.
SOP newswire3UN: 300 Million People Suffer From Depression - More than 300 million people are now living with depression, which is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide.
SOP newswire3UN Calls for Recognizing Rights of People with Autism to Make Their Own Decisions - Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day, the United Nations today called for recognizing the rights of people with the spectrum neurological condition, which is believed to affect 70 million people around the world.
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