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Heartened by Global Response, UN and Ted Turner Send Millions to Haiti

The 192-member United Nations General Assembly observed a minute of silence yesterday as they stood in solidarity with the countless earthquake victims in Haiti....
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Malaria Cases Drop Dramatically Thanks to Increased Funding

A World Health Organization report released yesterday confirmed a reversal in the course of malaria, with far fewer children dying from the disease. The...
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Malaria Cases Drop Dramatically Thanks to Increased Funding

A World Health Organization report released yesterday confirmed a reversal in the course of malaria, with far fewer children dying from the disease. The...
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GlaxoSmithKline Donates 50 Million H1N1 Vaccines to UN for Developing Countries

Giant pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline, is slated to donate 50 million doses of the pandemic H1N1 vaccine to the United Nations public health arm, the...
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Fight Against AIDS Gains Ground

In a significant advancement, about 42 percent of people in the developing world who are infected with the AIDS virus are now receiving ...
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Best Good News Stories of the Summer

In times of high unemployment, scary news from overseas, and embarrassing political press conference at home, it's inspiring to know there's some good...
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Child Deaths Worldwide Drop by 28 Percent Over Seven Years

Deaths of children under five years of age have plummeted by almost one third since 1990, the United Nations World Health Organization said yesterday....
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UN Seeks to Ban DDT Pesticide, and Still Fight Malaria

The United Nations announced a plan on Wednesday that aims to finally rid the world of DDT, a toxic pesticide still used to spray...
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Surgery Deaths Drop Dramatically With Checklist

A simple list to be checked off during surgery – before anaesthesia, at the first incision and the completion of an operation – has...
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Preventable Blindness Dramatically Reduced Worldwide

Thanks to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Trachoma Initiative, the number of people suffering with preventable blindness in the last ten...
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Aid Reaches One Million Cyclone Victims in Myanmar

Relief efforts by aid agencies have reached around one million people in Myanmar, just over 40 percent of those affected by the cyclone, according...
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Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program Provides One Billionth Liter of Clean Water

The Children's Safe Drinking Water Program celebrated the creation of its one billionth liter of clean drinking water Tuesday at a rural clinic near...
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Somalia Once Again Polio-Free, Declares UN

In what is being described as a major victory in the global fight against polio, the United Nations health agency announced yesterday that the...
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Progress Being Made on Many Fronts, Says UN Health Agency

Progress in many areas of public health are a cause for optimism said the head of WHO, the UN's World Health Organization, this week....

Measles Deaths In Africa Plummet by 91 Percent — UN

Deaths from measles in Africa have dropped by 91 per cent -- from an estimated 396,000 to 36,000 -- between 2000 and 2006, thus...
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Six Million Children Immunized Against Measles In DPR Korea

Six million children in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) aged six months to 15 years have been immunized in a massive United...
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Five Ways the United Nations is Saving People and the Planet

In 1997, the owner of Cable News Network, Ted Turner, shocked the world when he handed over a billion dollars to the United Nations....

UN Polio Campaign Underway in Afghanistan to Safeguard Two Million Children

More than two million Afghan children are currently being immunized in a United Nations-backed three-day polio eradication drive following a sixth reported case of...

Polio Vaccines in Somalia

The World Health Organization has launched a five-day polio immunization campaign in Somalia to vaccinate nearly one and a half million children under...