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WHO calls for a significant scaling up of health services in Cox’s Bazar

The World Health Organisation (WHO) are calling for an increase in health services to the 1.3 million people in Cox’s Bazar. Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh has become home to approximately 688,000...

UNICEF: ‘we are failing the world’s poorest babies’

The latest report by UNICEF into new-born mortality reveals that the global deaths of new-borns is alarmingly high, particularly within the world’s poorest countries. New-borns in Pakistan, the Central...

WHO has announced new guidelines on care standards during childbirth

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released new guidelines on global care standards for childbirth aiming to reducing the use of needles and harmful routines. An estimated 140 million births take...

UNFPA donates N$7 million worth of contraceptives to Namibia

The United Nations Population Fund has donated $7 million Namibian Dollars’ worth of contraception to Namibia’s public health facilities, this equates to approximately $60 thousand US Dollars....

WHO increases its efforts to reach malnourished children in South Sudan

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that over 261,000 children living in South Sudan are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition. Insecurity and a worsening economic crisis has resulted in high...

Reducing maternal, neonatal and infant mortality as a means to achieving SDGs in Africa

On 7 February the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on ‘Reducing maternal, neonatal and infant mortality as a means to achieving SDGs in Africa’. Aimed at Senior...

FGM ‘not acceptable’ in the 21st Century, but 3 million girls are still at risk each year

Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM which is dedicated to the eradication of female genitalia mutation. It is estimated that 3 million girls are at risk of FGM each year, with 200 million...

UN Environment and WHO agree to fight environmental pollution together

UN Environment and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have signed a new agreement to combat major development issues around the world, including air pollution, climate change, water quality, food and nutrition....

Leading NGOs join forces to equip health workers with digital technology

Two innovative NGOs have announced a partnership to increase the availability of digital technology to health workers in Africa. Living Goods and Last Mile Health made the announcement at the World Economic...

Amref Signs Grants from the Global Fund

The Global Fund has granted USD$ 46 million to Amref Health Africa towards tuberculosis disease (‘TB’) and malaria control in Kenya. Kenya was taken a step closer towards the goal of ‘Universal...

World Malaria Report 2017: The Fight Against Malaria Has Stalled

Every two minutes malaria kills a child under five. Resulting from a single mosquito bite, malaria is a deadly, yet preventable and treatable disease. With several malaria prevention tools and treatments...

Turning The Tide In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises the 1st December as World AIDS Day, a global public health campaign dedicated to raising awareness about AIDS spread by HIV. Approximately 36.7 million people...

“WHO” is creating awareness for resistance to antibiotics?

Resistance to antibiotics is a serious threat; every year, at least 700,000 people die worldwide from infections that no longer respond to antibiotics. That toll could rise to 10 million by 2050. Pneumonia...