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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 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.
SOP newswire3UN Highlights Importance of Measles Vaccine Amid Europe Outbreak - Hundreds of measles cases have been reported in Europe.
SOP newswire3UN: Constant Surveillance Needed to Tackle Resurgent Outbreak of Avian Influenza - The United Nations food security agency called today for rapid detection and response systems to address a new and potentially lethal outbreak of avian influenza in China.
SOP newswire3Vigilance Against Zika Virus Should Remain High - Although a decline in cases of Zika virus infection has been reported in some countries, there is still a need for heightened vigilance.
SOP newswire3Yemen: UNICEF Vaccination Campaign Reaches Five Million Children - Amid escalating violence, the United Nations humanitarian agency for children and its partners have completed the first round of a nationwide door-to-door vaccination campaign reaching five million children under the age of five with oral polio vaccine and vitamin A supplementation.
SOP newswire3UN Fights AIDS Around the World - The United Nations agency leading the world's HIV/AIDS response is urging everyone to make some noise for zero discrimination in healthcare settings.
SOP newswire3UN: Early Cancer Diagnosis Can Save Lives - Early cancer diagnosis saves lives and cuts treatment costs, the United Nations health agency today said, particularly in developing countries where the majority of cancer cases are diagnosed too late.
SOP newswire3UN: Processed Foods Drive Surge in Obesity Rates - Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and are prevalent particularly among women and children, according to a new United Nations-backed report.
Ron G AnselmUnderstanding the Complex Puzzle of Memory - Scientists have recently began to study and probe the brains memory on more of a scientific level by using optogenetics in animals to try to relate the neutral circuits in their brain to the neutral circuits in memory in humans.
SOP newswire3UN Fills Gap in HIV Treatment for Patients in Libya - UN fights AIDS in Libya.
SOP newswire3Ebola Vaccine Highly Effective - The United Nations World Health Organization has said that an experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea.
SOP newswire3UN Fighting Cholera in Haiti - Haiti has been dealing with a cholera outbreak since October 2010.
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