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2,240 Ebola cases in West Africa: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:12

The number of Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, has reached 2,240 and a total of 1,229 deaths were also registered, UN spokesman Steaphane Dujarric said here Tuesday.

Ban urges UN system-wide coordination on Ebola

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 09:04

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday called for United Nations system-wide support to the World Health Organisation`s (WHO) efforts to fight Ebola.

UN calls for global response to contain Ebola Virus

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 09:13

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday called for a coordinated international response to the Ebola outbreak and appointed Britain`s David Nabarro as the world body`s coordinator in its fight against the deadly disease.

UN chief`s appeal to help youth with mental health conditions

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 21:20

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday called for wide ranging efforts at all levels to raise awareness about the importance of investing in and supporting young people with mental health conditions.

WHO convenes ethical review of experimental Ebola therapies

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 11:30

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday convened a meeting of experts to assess the role of experimental therapies in the Ebola outbreak response.

HIV epidemic `smaller` than UN estimates: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 09:53

Anti-AIDS drugs have helped save 19 million years of human life since 1996, said an analysis Tuesday which also slashed UN estimates for HIV deaths and disease by a quarter.

AIDS epidemic can be controlled by 2030: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 11:29

United Nations AIDS Agency has revealed in a new report that there is a chance that the AIDS epidemic can be brought under control by 2030.

India tops the list of global poor: UN report

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 15:04

India tops the list of countries with the largest share of global extreme poor though the poverty rate in southeast Asia as whole saw a substantial fall from 1990 to 2010, a new United Nations report said.

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