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DR Congo: How to Beat Ebola

In the struggle against the Ebola virus in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a wide array of specialists and volunteers ensure that Ebola patients get the care and information they need as well as t...

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Cuba Eliminates Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV And Aids

United Nations - The World Health Organization, WHO, has certified that Cuba has officially become the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV/AIDS and syphilis from mother to child. Cuba’s su...

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Colombia: Early Detection Of Cancer Critical

United Nations - In South America, Colombia is witnessing a spike in cancer rates, particularly thyroid cancer in women. With help from the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, this hospital in Bogota is using n...

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BRAZIL: ZIKA VIRUS POSES THREAT TO PREGNANT WOMEN

United Nations - The World Health Organization, WHO, confirms that the Zika virus, transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, damages the nervous system of both adults and unborn children. The virus can cause birth d...

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Republic of the Congo: A garden for hope

United Nations - After a vicious ten-year war which has left a devastated people, courageous women are now taking the lead to rebuild - from a vegetable farm to the whole country. UN in Action, Episode #1490 Script...

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Kenya: Improving lives

United Nations - Nomadic or pastoralist families in Kenya struggle to survive without the very basic necessities. Living a life of poverty often leads to poor nutrition which ultimately affects health and education. ...

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Ebola virus impacts children

United Nations - The World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a growing risk of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola. As health officials focused on containing the...

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Pakistan: Internally displaced struggle in makeshift camps

United Nations - Many Pakistanis are fleeing their homes to escape military strikes. Thousands seek shelter in schools, which lack basic necessities leading to high risks of illnesses. UNICEF and the World Health Or...

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Ebola wreaks havoc in Liberia

United Nations - Liberia in West Africa has been hit hard by the Ebola Virus Disease, which has disrupted lives and severely affected the economy. The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, is working with other...

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Republic of Congo: The Fight Against Cholera

In response to the recent Cholera outbreak, the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization, WHO, with financing from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund, launched a series...

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Syphilis in Haiti

United Nations, February 2008 - Syphilis, a silent killer often transmitted to an infant during pregnancy, accounts for a large number of babies deaths in developing countries such as Haiti. For lack of proper pre-nat...