Health

Malaria: Focus on pregnant women and children, stresses UN health agency report

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More women in sub-Saharan Africa are using bed nets to protect themselves against malaria.

WHO launches Online Training on Climate and Health in the UN climate negotiations

In preparation of the COP25 UN Climate Negotiations, to be held in Madrid from December 1 to 13, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched an online training course entitled “Climate Negotiations for Health Professionals”.

5 Key Actions for COP25 to Bolster Global Health

The 25th UN Climate Conference (COP25) will be a key moment to finalize the rulebook for the Paris Agreement on climate change. It will have a strong focus on increasing climate ambition, strengthening the implementation of climate policy, and dealing...

1 in 5 adolescents and 1 in 4 young adults now living with prediabetes

Nearly 1 in 5 adolescents aged 12-18 years, and 1 in 4 young adults aged 19-34 years, are living with prediabetes, according to a new CDC studyexternal icon.

Plants, the ‘core basis for life on Earth’, under increasing threat, warns UN food agency

Plants, which make up 80 percent of the food we eat, and produce 98 percent of the oxygen we breathe, are “under constant and increasing threat from pests and diseases”, the UN food agency, FAO, warned on Tuesday, at an event at the agency’s...

UNICEF delivers over 260,000 vaccines and medical supplies to fight measles outbreaks in Samoa, Fiji and Tonga

UNICEF is supporting the Governments of Samoa, Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga to respond to the current measles outbreak in the Pacific region. As of 28 November, almost 300,000 vaccines and medical supplies have been delivered to reach those...

Dead and injured following attacks on Ebola responders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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State of Health in the EU: shift to prevention and primary care is the most important trend across countries

The European Commission published the reports on November 28 that depict the profile of health systems in 30 countries. Country Health Profiles are being issued with the Companion Report that shows some of the biggest trends in the transformation of...

4,500 children under the age of five died from measles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo so far this year

“Since the beginning of the year, more than 5,000 people have died due to measles, over 90 per cent of them children under the age of five.

Investigational Drugs Reduce Risk of Death from Ebola Virus Disease

The investigational therapeutics mAb114 and REGN-EB3 offer patients a greater chance of surviving Ebola virus disease (EVD) compared to the investigational treatment ZMapp, according to published results from a clinical trial conducted in the...