Syria: UN chiefs issue impassioned plea to save besieged civilians

Calling urgently on Syrian authorities and the opposition to allow aid access, end siege warfare and halt the indiscriminate bombing of civilians, the top United Nations humanitarian officials today also issued a strong challenge to “those with the responsibility, power and influence” to find the courage to re-energize a thus-far failed diplomatic push to end the brutal three-year conflict. Read...

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UN health agency issues first hepatitis C treatment guidelines

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people, in a bid to help improve access to more effective and safer medicines to those who need them. Read more  ...

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WHO: World Health Day on April 7, 2014: small bite, big threat

Mosquitoes, flies, ticks and bugs may be a threat to your health – and that of your family – at home and when traveling. This is the message of this year’s World Health Day, on 7 April. This short video highlights simple measures we can take to protect ourselves. Watch the video     

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