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UN attacks biting bugs that spread diseases

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 11:43

Nobody likes mosquitoes, and the World Health Organisation blames them for an array of diseases that kill a million people each year and threaten the health of half the world`s people.

Europe, Central Asia face nutritional deficits: UN agency

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 10:09

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Tuesday painted a picture of persistent nutrition problems due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and stunted growth in its latest snapshot of Europe and Central Asia.

UN chief calls for global solidarity to eradicate TB

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 22:08

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Saturday called for increased global solidarity to eradicate tuberculosis ahead of World Tuberculosis Day March 24.

UN says food production must increase by 60% to avoid civil wars by mid-century

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 19:41

The developing nations risk facing food crisis in future, a UN body has warned.

Prescription drug abuse growing in India: UN report

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 11:43

Prescription drug abuse is growing in India and the problem is serious in South Asia, according to a UN report.

UN chief calls for ending female genital mutilation

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 05:02

Ban Ki-moon called for ending female genital mutilation, a harmful practice that threatens millions of girls worldwide.

20 million kids in Middle East to get polio vaccine: UN

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 22:44

The UN has launched the largest-ever polio vaccination campaign in the Middle East, aiming to immunise more than 20 million children in seven countries amid an outbreak of the crippling virus in war-torn Syria, officials said on Friday.

UN confirms polio outbreak in Syria

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 18:25

The UN health agency on Tuesday confirmed an outbreak of polio in war-torn Syria, which had been free of the crippling disease since 1999, and said it feared it would spread.

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