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U.N.-related press releases
Pregnant mothers and young children in the developing world are exposed to high levels of lead through unsafe paints, particularly in colors yellow and red where lead is added as a pigment.
The specialized cancer agency of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced that outdoor air pollution is a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths.
From Ethiopia and Yemen to Bolivia and Viet Nam, millions of children took part in the sixth annual United Nations-backed Global Handwashing Day. The use of soap and water can slash highly preventable diarrheal diseases that kill 1,400 children under 5 every day.
The world is closer than ever to eradicating polio, the United Nations World Health Organization said while warning that children continue to be at risk, particularly in the Horn of Africa, where a tapering outbreak has been confirmed, and amid reports of suspected cases in Syria.
Treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people with tuberculosis, according to a new report by the United Nations health agency that also reveals that the number of deaths from the disease fell to 1.3 million last year.
UN health agency launches initiative to phase out mercury in medical devices by 2020
The United Nations World Health Organization and Health Care Without Harm—an international coalition of health care organizations and professionals—are joining forces to launch a new initiative to get mercury removed from all medical measuring devices by 2020.
Citizens over 60 years of age must have access to social and health services to ensure their physical and mental well-being, the United Nations said, marking World Mental Health Day.