Category: Health

UN health agency highlights importance of measles vaccine amid Europe outbreak


Hundreds of measles cases have been reported in Europe – where the disease was believed to be nearing elimination – leading the United Nations health agency to urge families to vaccinate their children and for national authorities to take urgent measures to stop transmission at the borders. “outbreaks will continue in Europe, as elsewhere, until […]

UN announces interagency group to coordinate global fight against antimicrobial resistance

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (left) briefs journalists on antimicrobial resistance. She was joined at the briefing by Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). UN Photo/Mark Garten

The United Nations today announced the establishment of an Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, which will be co-chaired by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan. “As we enter the era of sustainable development, I would like to emphasize that antimicrobial resistance really does pose a formidable threat […]

Europe, Central Asia ‘transitioning’ to new nutrition challenges, cautions UN agency


Warning that new consumption patterns in Europe and Central Asian countries are leading to complex health challenges, the United Nations food security agency called for policies tailored to the income and nutrition profile of these developed countries to prevent them from “transitioning” to new forms of food and nutrition insecurity. In a new report, the […]