Marking the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies on Thursday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued a powerful call for increased international cooperation to address the “global emergency” of worsening air pollution.
The United Nations on Tuesday announced that it has conducted 200 cross-border missions delivering aid into northwest Syria from Türkiye since the devastating earthquakes that struck the two countries in February.
© WFP/Mohamed Elamin | WFP warehouses in Port Sudan are being stocked with food commodities for emergency distribution.
PAHO/Joshua Cogan A patient receives treatment for tuberculosis in Lima, Peru.
2022 UNRWA School children in Jenin refugee camp, West Bank.
© UNICEF/Grace Ekpu A ten-month-old boy is treated for severe malnutrition at a hospital in Puntland, Somalia.
New UN data released on Wednesday showed that the decline in new HIV infections which can lead to full-blown AIDS has slowed. Globally, the number of new infections dropped by only 3.6 per cent between 2020 and 2021, the smallest annual decline in new HIV infections since 2016, said UNAIDS. The agency warned that progress in …
© WHO/Khaled Mostafa | A doctor looks at an image of a monkeypox lesion on his computer screen at a sexual health clinic in Lisbon, Portugal. As Monkeypox cases reach over 18,000 in 78 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, recommended targeted vaccination for those exposed to someone infected and those at high …
Millions of refugees and migrants face poorer health outcomes than their host communities, which could jeopardize reaching the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for these populations. The warning from the World Health Organization (WHO) comes in its first ever report on the health of refugees and migrants, published on Wednesday. It calls for urgent action to …