Immunization campaigns kicked off today in 112 countries and territories in the Americas, Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean region in an effort to expand vaccination coverage and raise awareness of the importance of inoculation, the United Nations health agency reported.
Poliovirus type 1 has been detected in diagnostic samples from cases of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) from Tajikistan. This represents the first importation of poliovirus in the WHO European Region since it was certified polio-free in 2002.
As of 18 April 2010, worldwide more than 214 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including over 17853 deaths.
Countries in West and Central Africa have been hit by a measles outbreak affecting more than 22,000 children, with a shortage of resources for immunizations threatening to roll back progress on curbing child mortality in the region, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.
United Nations health experts have been sent to Tajikistan following a small polio outbreak and planning is under way to vaccinate over 1 million children under five in the impoverished central Asian country, UN officials said today.
The head of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today described as "unacceptable" the fact that 850,000 people still die from malaria every year even though simple insecticide-treated mosquito nets could significantly reduce mortality if made readily available to all people in…
A United Nations-backed group on pollution registration - which allows European to find out about sources of pollution in their neighbourhoods - has wrapped up its first meeting in Geneva.
The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Stallion Oilfield Services of Canonsburg $6,500 for operating a transfer station without a permit last year at its facility in Old Lycoming Township, ...
The United Nations health agency today urged parents in China to protect their children against an early death and long-term liver problems by having them vaccinated against measles and hepatitis B.
Backing a call for greater action from the United Nations Special Envoy for Malaria, the World Bank today committed $200 million to provide people in sub-Saharan Africa with treated bed nets to protect them from a disease that kills nearly 1 million people every year.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need to respect and care for the Earth, noting that safeguarding the environment will impact efforts to achieve development goals and ensuring the health and well-being of its inhabitants.
The Presidents of Guyana and Maldives are among six winners from government, science, business and entertainment to be awarded this year's United Nations Champions of the Earth prize today for their leadership in environmental conservation.
The recent eruption of a volcano in Iceland, which grounded flights in Europe for nearly one week, has exposed the world's vulnerability to such disruptive events and underscored the need for global plans to minimize fallouts in the future, a top United Nations official said today.