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.
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.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 21:04
China plans to ban HIV-positive people from spas, hot springs and public bathhouses, provoking condemnation Monday from the United Nations` AIDS agency and outrage from campaign groups.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 09:55
The UN Wednesday reiterated its commitment to doing all it can to help the people of Haiti overcome the cholera epidemic.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 12:17
According to a recent report by the United Nations on violence against women, almost a quarter of men surveyed in Asia have admitted to committing at least one rape.
Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 20:05
With inadequate data on the numbers of children trafficked for labour and sexual exploitation, India and Unicef are conducting a survey across the country to create a baseline for addressing these issues, a UN official said Friday.
Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 21:24
The United Nations resident coordinator, who was present during a two-day seminar, which was recently organized here to raise awareness and sensitise people about HIV/AIDS, has praised India for its efforts to fight the disease.
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013, 23:44
The UN report said that malnutrition, including obesity and under-nourishment problems have been raised to `unacceptably high` levels.