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Commitments must not be simply plans on paper – UN Women

Commitments must not be simply plans on paper – UN Women

By Haruna Gimba The United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, said the 180 political, financial and institutional commitments made in the course of the high-level review of 1325 must not be simply plans on paper. ...

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WHO tasks leaders on Tuberculosis treatment

WHO tasks leaders on Tuberculosis treatment

By Asma’u Ahmad Efforts to beat tuberculosis fall far short, WHO warns. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned health authorities worldwide on the need to move much faster to prevent, detect and treat the epidemic of Tuberculosis (TB). Director of the ...

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WHO to tackle dengue, malaria fever

WHO to tackle dengue, malaria fever

By Asma’u Ahmad The World Health Organisation (WHO) regional committee for the Western Pacific region has opened its annual meeting to discuss progress on public heath priorities in the region. The Manila-based WHO regional committee said in a statement that aside from dengue, ...

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Ban Ki-Moon calls for healthier environment

Ban Ki-Moon calls for healthier environment

By Asmau Ahmad The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has called for a safer, healthier, more prosperous and resilient world for all people while protecting the planet. The Secretary-general made this call in his speech at the occasion commemorating the ...

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UNICEF tasks world leaders to invest on data for children

UNICEF tasks world leaders to invest on data for children

By Haruna Gimba The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has called on world leaders to invest in better data, warning in a new analysis that sufficient data is available only for half of the child-related Sustainable Development Goals indicators. The ...

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50 million children displaced worldwide – UNICEF

50 million children displaced worldwide – UNICEF

By Haruna Gimba A report released by the UNICEF in New York has indicated that nearly 50 million children have been driven out of their homes by conflicts and violence worldwide. The report said 28 million of them driven from ...

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