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Progress 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 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.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Cancer Day' - Millions of people suffering from cancer in developing countries still lack access to effective prevention, screening, early diagnosis and treatment, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday, urging continued efforts to ensure greater access to these vital services.
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.
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