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UN: 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 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.
SOP newswire2Mimi Amaral to Appear on The American Perspective about Bridging The Gap Between The Entertainment and Psychology Industries - Bridging The Gap Between The Entertainment and Psychology Industries: Doctoral Student Aspires To Turn Dissertation Into Documentary
SOP newswire3Defense Department Experts to Support HHS with Zika Virus Research - Defense Department experts who have experience working with the Zika virus have been asked to support the Department of Health and Human Services in its efforts related to the mosquito-borne disease, the Pentagon press secretary said today.
SOP newswire3Sierra Leone Reports New Ebola Case - A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone, reflecting the ongoing risk of new flare-ups of the virus in affected countries.
SOP newswire3UN: Oral Cholera Vaccines to Double to 6 Million Doses - Faced with a global shortage of oral cholera vaccines (OCV), the United Nations health agency announced today that supply should double this year to six million doses, with further increases later, after it approved a third producer to fight a disease that kills up to 142,000 people annually.
SOP newswire3UN Declares End to Ebola Virus Transmission in Guinea - The United Nations health agency today declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in Guinea, where the epidemic began two years ago before spreading to neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone.
SOP newswire3West Africa Can't Recover From Ebola Epidemic On Its Own - Following the flare-up of Ebola in Liberia 77 days after the outbreak was declared over, the region's top coordinator of the United Nations response to the epidemic said the three West African countries most affected by the deadly disease cannot recover from its ravages on their own.
SOP newswire3UN: Adolescent Deaths From AIDS Have Tripled Since 2000 - The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years with 26 new infections occurring every hour.
SOP newswire3UN Seeks Common European Strategy on Health Care for Refugees - The UN opened a high-level meeting in Rome today to draft a common strategy on health care for the newcomers, ranging from prompt vaccination against measles and polio to dealing with childbirth complications.
SOP newswire3UN: Diabetes a Worldwide Epidemic - Close to 350 million people in the world have diabetes, a chronic disease that occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or when it cannot effectively use the insulin it does produce to help the body metabolize the sugar that is formed from the food we eat.
SOP newswire3UN: Affordable Vaccine Brings Africa Near Elimination of Meningitis A - Scientists have found that 90 per cent of individuals vaccinated with a meningitis A vaccine costing less than 50 cents a dose had protective antibodies in their system 5 years later.
SOP newswire3UN Fights Cholera Outbreak in Iraq - With the cholera spreading further in Iraq, the United Nations Children`s Fund which is providing assistance Iraqi health authorities, has today urged accelerated action to shield communities and families from the outbreak.
SOP newswire3Ebola Transmission Has Been Stopped in Sierra Leone - Ebola virus transmission has been stopped in Sierra Leone, as 42 days " two Ebola virus incubation cycles " have now passed since the last person confirmed to have the disease had a second negative blood test.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Polio Day' - Never before in the history of polio have so few children in so few countries contracted the crippling virus, but a UNICEF official has vowed we cannot rest until the number of cases is zero.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Mental Health Day' - Everyone has the right to respect and dignity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declared in his message on World Mental Health Day.
SOP newswire3UN Warns Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Has a Nasty Sting in its Tail - The UN's health agency`s special envoy on Ebola response today said the outbreak in West Africa has a nasty sting in its tail.
SOP newswire3Urgent Action Needed to Stop Spread of Polio Virus in Ukraine - The United Nations Children`s Fund and called on parents in Ukraine to vaccinate their children following a confirmed polio outbreak in the country.
SOP newswire3New Ebola Case in Sierra Leone - The detection of a new case of Ebola in Sierra Leone over the weekend after the West African country had marked 3 weeks of zero cases has prompted the use of an experimental vaccine.
SOP newswire3UN: Spike in Cases of Dengue Fever in Yemen - The United Nations World Health Organization is appealing for a safe corridor to reach more than 3 million people in war-torn Yemen`s most populated governorate, Taiz, where an extreme spike in cases of dengue fever has been recorded over the past two weeks.
SOP newswire3UN Still Fighting Ebola - The United Nations World Health Organization warned that infectious diseases have become a much larger menace under the unique conditions of the 21st century with its unprecedented global travel.
SOP newswire3UN Vaccinates Million of Children Against Polio and Measles in Yemen - More than15.2 million people are in need of health services life-saving assistance in Yemen.
SOP newswire3UN Honors Health Workers - The World Health Organization is preparing to launch a campaign aimed at honouring the sacrifices and efforts of thousands of international health workers deployed to the frontlines of the world`s most pressing crises.
SOP newswire3Researchers to Gather for Military Medical Symposium - Troops also, if injured, have the best rehabilitative resources to assure they are restored and returned to duty.
SOP newswire3UN Continues Fight Against Ebola - The deadly Ebola outbreak which ravaged West Africa for more than a year has demonstrated the increasing importance of emergency preparedness both in Africa and across the world.
SOP newswire3Africa Moves a Step Closer to Polio Eradication - Africa has made great strides towards eradicating polio but the job remains to be finished through strengthened immunization campaigns and surveillance measures, according to the United Nations.
SOP newswire3UN Announces Possible Game Changer Ebola Vaccine - The UN just announced that an experimental vaccine being tested in Guinea appears to be highly effective and could be a game changer.
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