Saturday, April 17, 2021

Alert over shortage of new drugs for ‘world’s most dangerous bacteria’

A lack of new treatments for common infections has left people dangerously exposed to the “world’s most dangerous bacteria”, the UN health agency said on Thursday.  Read the full story, “Alert over shortage of new drugs for...

‘Large, likely long-lasting’ crisis looms over Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado, UNICEF warns

The Cabo Delgado region in northern Mozambique is staring at a “large and likely long-lasting” humanitarian crisis, with nearly a third of its population...

UN to launch funding appeal for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines following volcano eruption

The UN is set to launch a funding appeal to support Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, where ongoing volcanic “explosions” continue to disrupt life...

New global compact aims to drive down diabetes deaths, boost insulin access

Increasing access to affordable insulin is among the objectives of the new Global Diabetes Compact, launched on Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).  Read...

WHO and partners urge countries to halt sales of wild mammals at food markets

The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have called for countries to suspend sales of live wild mammals in traditional food markets, also known...

Volcanic eruption leaves ‘entire population’ of Saint Vincent without clean water

Last week’s eruption of La Soufrière volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, has left the entire population of the main island without clean water...

COVID ‘long way from over’ as cases and deaths surge – WHO

The COVID-19 pandemic is “a long way from over” but there are many reasons to be optimistic and it’s possible the pandemic can be...

FROM THE FIELD: providing hope for those living with HIV in Yemen

Living with HIV in Yemen, a country mired in a seemingly interminable conflict, is particularly challenging, with medical supplies hard to come by, and...

FROM THE FIELD: Solar energy powers COVID-19 treatment

In some of the poorest parts of the world, where there is no access to a reliable electricity grid, the UN is equipping hundreds...

Low-income countries have received just 0.2 per cent of all COVID-19 shots given

The vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines administered have so far gone to wealthy nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday.  Read the full...

COVID-19 equitable vaccine scheme reaches more than 100 countries and economies

More than 100 countries and economies have now received COVID-19 vaccines through the UN-partnered equitable coronavirus-busting scheme, COVAX. Read the full story, “COVID-19 equitable vaccine...

‘Plausible’ link between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots, WHO committee says

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine could possibly cause rare blood clots in some people but further studies are required to confirm the link, experts with...

COVID-19: AstraZeneca vaccine benefits still ‘largely positive’

The benefits of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are still “largely positive” and outweigh risk of rare but serious blood clots, according to an official...

COVID-19 lays bare social inequality says UN chief, as COVAX doses top 36 million

The COVID crisis "has revealed how unequal our societies are” said the UN chief in his message for World Health Day released on Monday. Read...

Timor-Leste: UN agencies support response in wake of deadly floods

United Nations agencies in Timor-Leste are supporting response efforts, as floods and landslides left widespread damage across the country, including in the capital, Dili....