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UN 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 Battles Cholera Outbreak in Haiti - Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today that the first track of the new United Nations approach to tackling cholera involves intensifying efforts to treat and eliminate the disease and boost access to clean water and sanitation.
SOP newswire3Taxing Sugary Drinks Can Curb Global Epidemic of Obesity and Diabetes - Unhealthy diet accounts for more than 11 million deaths annually, with four million deaths due to obesity, the United Nations health agency said today, launching a new report that says taxing sugary drinks can yield major health benefits, such as reducing obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.
SOP newswire3Ban Hails UN-backed Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - Praising the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as a model of partnership that brings together people and development partners, governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by diseases, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said such broad cooperation is also the key to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
SOP newswire3UN Sheds Light on Growing Threat of Antibiotic Resistance - Ahead of a United Nations high-level event on antimicrobial resistance to be held next week, a senior UN health official today underlined the need for strong commitment from all sectors to address this urgent global threat which has the potential to undermine sustainable development.
SOP newswire3UN: Millions Vaccinated Against Yellow Fever in Africa - Together with its partners, the United Nations health agency has vaccinated more than 7.7 million people in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in less than two weeks.
SOP newswire3UN: Antibiotic Resistance Forces Updates to Recommended Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections - The United Nations health agency has issued new guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis.
SOP newswire3Nigeria Reports First Polio Cases Since 2014 - After two children were paralyzed by polio in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria, the first cases of wild poliovirus in more than two years, the United Nations health agency today stressed the need to prioritize immunization of children in hard-to-reach areas such as the Lake Chad region, spanning several countries and often affected by conflict.
SOP newswire3UN Steps Up Operations in South Sudan to Thwart Cholera Outbreak - Dozens of people in South Sudan may have cholera, the United Nations children`s agency today announced, saying it is working with partners to step up its operations to avoid a possible cholera outbreak in the country.
SOP newswire3UN: World Has Ignored Hepatitis at its Peril - With some 400 million people around the world infected with hepatitis B or C, the United Nations health agency today encouraged countries to boost testing and access to services and medicines for people in need.
SOP newswire3UN: Progress in Fighting Cholera - The incidence of cholera in Haiti has decreased by 90 per cent since an outbreak that began shortly after the devastating earthquake of 2010.
SOP newswire3UN: Global Stockpile of Yellow Fever Vaccine Running Low - The global stockpile of the yellow fever vaccine may not be sufficient if simultaneous outbreaks hit the densely populated areas not covered by emergency responses, the United Nations health agency has warned.
SOP newswire3The Private Sector Is Stepping Up to Combat the Zika Virus, Congress Should Too - The ongoing Zika outbreak poses a serious threat to pregnant women. It's been more than 50 years since we've seen a birth defect linked to a virus - and never before have we seen this result from a mosquito bite.
SOP newswire3AIDS Epidemic Driven by Human Rights Violations, - Ahead of next week`s high-level meeting on ending AIDS by 2030, United Nations independent experts are warning that the epidemic is still being driven by human rights violations, urging all Governments to remove punitive laws, policies and practices.
SOP newswire3UN: Zika on Doorstep of Africa - The United Nations health agency today confirmed that the Zika virus strain circulating in Cabo Verde, an island nation off the northwest coast of Africa, is the same as the one responsible for the outbreaks linked to neurological disorders and microcephaly in South America.
SOP newswire3UN Foresees Moderate Risk of Zika Virus Spread in Europe - The overall risk of a Zika virus outbreak across Europe is low to moderate during late spring and summer, according to a new risk assessment published today by the World Health Organization, with a varying risk across the region that is higher in countries where Aedes mosquitoes are present.
SOP newswire3UN Battles Zika Virus - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the establishment of the UN Zika Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) to finance critical unfunded priorities in the response to the Zika outbreak.
SOP newswire3Zika: UN Launches Database on Worldwide Virus Research - The World Health Organization has launched a new Zika Research Projects List, a database that lists and categorizes all scientific studies on the Zika virus worldwide.
SOP newswire3UN Tackles Polio - In a massive undertaking aimed at stamping out polio once and for all dubbed the switch a United Nations-backed eradication initiative will next week begin the largest and fastest globally coordinated rollout of a vaccine into routine immunization programmes in history.
SOP newswire3UN Reports New Case of Ebola in Liberia - Lab results confirmed a new case of the Ebola virus in Liberia, the United Nations health agency today announced, while an experimental vaccine against the virus is being used in parts of Guinea to contain the latest flare-up of the virus in that country.
SOP newswire3Marking Autism Awareness Day, UN Calls for Inclusive Societies - On the eve of the World Autism Awareness Day, United Nations officials highlighted the contributions to humanity by people with autism.
SOP newswire3 Tidd: 'Whole-of-Hemisphere` Fighting Zika Virus - U.S. Southern Command is just part of the whole-of-hemisphere approach to combating the Zika virus.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza Interviews the Chief Operating Officer of Fullips, Erik Ideta - Judyth Piazza Interviews the Chief Operating Officer of Fullips, Erik Ideta on The American Perspective Radio Program sponsored by The SOP Radio Network
SOP newswire3UN Confirms Sierra Leone`s Ebola Flare-up is Over - The latest flare-up of Ebola in Sierra Leone is over, the United Nations health agency today reported, but cautioned that the West African region remains at risk and should remain on alert.
SOP newswire3 In Brazil, UN Calls for Better Coordination in Fight Against Zika - Continuing efforts to bolster the international response to Zika, World Health Organization Director-General arrived in Brazil to visit the area most affected by neurological disorders suspected of being linked to the virus.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Judyth Piazza Discusses Addiction with Ryan Skinner - Judyth Piazza chats with Ryan Skinner about how he overcame his drug addiction and turned his life around on The American Perspective.
SOP newswire3Army Scientists Begin First MERS Vaccine Clinical Trial - Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research started vaccinations yesterday in the first clinical trial to test the safety and immune response in people of a vaccine candidate to prevent Middle East respiratory syndrome, known as MERS.
SOP newswire3UN Fighting Spread of Zika Virus - The UN is mobilizing a coordinated response to Zika aimed at minimizing the threat in affected countries and reducing the risk of further international spread.
SOP newswire3UN: Upholding Women`s Human Rights Essential to Zika Response - Upholding women`s human rights is essential if the response to the Zika health emergency is to be effective.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Cancer Day' - Marking World Cancer Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that where a person lives should not determine if they develop a cancer or die from it.
SOP newswire2The Ryan Skinner Story - No Massachusetts native more powerfully embodies the reality of this hope and deliverance from that darkness than Ryan Skinner.
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