Health

New updates to federal guidelines revamp asthma management

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UNICEF issues record US$6.4 billion emergency funding appeal to reach more than 190 million children impacted by humanitarian crises and the COVID-19 pandemic

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Mina, 5, happily carries her box of winter clothes. Mina received the box through UNICEF's winterization programme,...

Global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines estimated to generate economic benefits of at least US$ 153 billion in 2020–21, and US$ 466 billion by 2025, in 10 major economies, according to new report by the Eurasia Group

As world leaders gather virtually at the Special Session of the General Assembly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, new data published on Dec.3 finds that leaving low- and lower-middle-income countries (LLMICs) without access to vaccines amid the...

Global Solidarity to End TB and HIV

The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Global solidarity, resilient services”. At the 2016 UN High-level Meeting on ending AIDS, member states committed to a 75% reduction of TB deaths among people living with HIV by 2020, compared with 2010....

Britain is 1st Nation to Approve Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Britain has given emergency approval to a new COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S.-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, becoming the world's first western nation ready to begin mass inoculations against a disease that has sickened nearly 64 million people...

New toolkit aims to improve global birth defects surveillance

Birth defects or congenital anomalies are an invisible tragedy around the world. Every year an estimated 295 000 newborns die due to congenital anomalies during the first 28 days of life. The most common, severe congenital anomalies are heart defects...

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2020

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Scanning electron micrograph of an HIV-infected H9 T cell.

Experimental Vaccine for Deadly Tickborne Virus Effective in Cynomolgus Macaques

An experimental vaccine developed in Europe to prevent infection by Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) has protected cynomolgus macaques in a new collaborative study from National Institutes of Health scientists. The animals received the...

WHO releases new guidance on integrating mental health in radiological and nuclear emergency response

The Framework for mental health and psychosocial support in radiological and nuclear emergencies, released on Nov.26, brings together, for the first time, existing knowledge from the fields of mental health and protection from radiation in an...

WHO calls for reinvigorated action to fight malaria

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries and global health partners to step up the fight against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that continues to claim hundreds of thousands of lives each year. A better targeting of...