Pediatrics

UNICEF 'muted' on tobacco control for children

The tobacco industry manipulated the renowned children's rights agency UNICEF for more than a dozen years, from 2003 until at least 2016, during which time UNICEF's focus on children's rights to a tobacco-free life was reduced, ...

Pediatrics

UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

The U.N. children's agency in a report released Tuesday singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan, 46 die at birth.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Unsung heroes' winning Yemen cholera battle: UNICEF

The cholera epidemic that has ravaged war-torn Yemen has been declining for the past two months because of an unprecedented response by "unsung local heroes", the United Nations said Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Suspected diarrhoea kills 38 Sudanese in one month: UN

Suspected acute diarrhoea has killed 38 Sudanese in the past month and 317 since August 2016, the UN said Wednesday, warning the outbreak could worsen ahead of the rainy season.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN wants to vaccinate 41 million African kids against polio

The U.N. children's agency says a major health campaign is taking place to vaccinate 41 million children against polio in the four countries comprising the Lake Chad Basin—Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Google teams with UNICEF to map Zika virus spread

Google on Thursday said that it is working with UNICEF to map the spread of Zika and pitching in a million dollars to support the group's efforts on the ground.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Better hygiene in schools in Ebola epicentre pays off: UN

Better hygiene in schools in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea—the epicentre of the Ebola epidemic—has dramatically cut infections among teachers and students, the UN said on Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Africa celebrates one year without polio: UN

Africa has marked one year since the last case of recorded polio, with the United Nations celebrating Wednesday a key step towards eradicating the disease.

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