Ebola patient

UN Asks For $600M To Stop Ebola Amid Increasing Desperation

By | Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:21

The United Nations is pleading for a $600 million infusion to stop the Ebola outbreak within six to nine months, as the spread of the disease shows no sign of stopping.


Tuberculosis Control Hindered By Drug-Resistant Strains, Underfunded Screening Protocols: WHO

By | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 17:06

Although tuberculosis death rates are falling, drug-resistant strains and inadequate prevention tactics must be addressed.

UN Projection: Global Population Will Boom to 9.6 Billion By 2050; Nigeria to Surpass US

UN Projection: Global Population Will Boom to 9.6 Billion By 2050; Nigeria to Surpass US

By | Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:20

As the world reaches 11 billion people by 2100, India will lead the global population. The United States, meanwhile, will trail behind China and Nigeria.


Women In Poorest Countries Still Need More Modern Contraception

By | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:48

Women and their partners want effective contraception to prevent unintended pregnancies in developing countries, but many lack access to modern methods.


Beetles For Breakfast? UN Says Eating Insects Could Solve World Hunger

By | Mon, 05/13/2013 - 10:20

Insects offer a significant opportunity to merge traditional knowledge and modern science to improve human food security worldwide.

A health worker marks the finger of a child after administering a polio vaccine at a polio booth in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh January 10, 2010.

UN Pulls Health Workers After Gunmen Kill 8 Over Polio Vaccinations in Pakistan

By | Wed, 12/19/2012 - 15:17

In an unprecedented string of attacks, eight female health workers have been killed by gunmen on motorcycles within 48 hours in Pakistan.


UN Launches $2.27 Billion Appeal to Stem Cholera Epidemic in Haiti

By | Wed, 12/12/2012 - 12:47

The United Nations has launched a $2.27 billion appeal in order to stop the cholera epidemic in Haiti.

Bob Dole

Senate GOP Defeats UN Treaty on Rights of the Disabled

By | Wed, 12/05/2012 - 10:29

The treaty was modeled after the landmark Civil Rights legislation, the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.

HIV cancer drug

U.N. Says an End to AIDS in Sight

By | Tue, 11/20/2012 - 09:21

A United Nations report said that eradicating AIDS was in sight, owing to better access to drugs that can both treat and prevent HIV.

Hepatitis Hits More Than 1,000 Refugees in South Sudan: UNHCR

By | Fri, 11/09/2012 - 09:32

An outbreak of hepatitis E has infected at least 1,050 Sudanese refugees in South Sudan, killing 26 and threatening to spread further among people still arriving in crowded camps.

A child awaits for the distribution of meals, hunger

One in Eight of World Population Going Hungry: U.N.

By | Tue, 10/09/2012 - 08:52

One out of every eight people in the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations' food agencies said on Tuesday.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates Hopes that Polio Is Eradicated by 2018

By | Fri, 09/28/2012 - 11:59

Software magnate Bill Gates made a speech to the United Nations yesterday, detailing his hope that no child will be paralyzed by 2015 and that the disease will be completely eradicated by 2018.