Category Archives: Medical/Health Care

General Assembly Adopts Texts on Security Council Reform, Peacekeeping, Conflict in Africa, Cooperation with Regional Groups

Member States approved a decision on membership of and representation on the Security Council today, as the General Assembly adopted three other texts covering a range of issues and agenda items.

Adopting the draft oral …

Winter Storms Fuel Western Wildfires, Forcing Evacuations

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA Tall grass from a deluge of winter rains is fueling wildfires throughout the Western U.S., damaging more than a dozen homes in Nevada and threatening hundreds more structures in California, authorities said Tuesday.…

Mediwell Holdings Engages Palewater Advisory Group as It Seeks Growth Alternatives

NEW YORK, June 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mediwell Holdings (Pty) Ltd a Johannesburg-based Healthcare services Company, announced today that it has entered into an advisory agreement (the “Advisory Agreement“) with Palewater Advisory

Outgoing WHO Director Says Agency Remains Relevant

GENEVA � Margaret Chan, the outgoing Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), has opened this year's World Health Assembly (WHA) by staunchly defending the organization against critics who say it has lost its …

Scientists Discover Human Antibodies to Fight Ebola Virus

Scientists have discovered a possible cure for all five known Ebola viruses, one of which ravaged West Africa in recent years.

The so-called broadly neutralizing antibodies were discovered in the blood of a survivor of …

Collaborative Global Effort to Advance Blood Safety Moves Forward Across Ghana

LAKEWOOD, Colorado, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Terumo BCT, a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cellular technologies, announced today the implementation of the Mirasol® Pathogen Reduction Technology (PRT) System for Whole

Poverty Cannot Be Measured by Income Alone, Participants Tell Economic and Social Council as 2017 Integration Segment Opens

Former Malawi President Says Most of World's 760 Million Poor People Live in Africa, Likely to Be Young, Female

Describing poverty as a multi-dimensional phenomenon that could not be measured by income alone, several speakers …

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Humanitarian agencies decision to pull back in CAR is temporary

The decision by four major humanitarian agencies to withdraw partially from the Central African Republic (CAR) amid attacks on their workers is "temporary", the UN …