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  • COVID-19 pandemic: countries urged to take stronger action to stop spread of harmful information
    on September 25, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialised agencies and partners today called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based information and prevent the spread of false information while respecting freedom of expression.

  • Changing the game to improve availability and affordability of quality-assured insulin and associated devices
    on September 25, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    There are more than 420 million people living with diabetes.

  • UNIATF Awards 2020
    on September 25, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    The United Nations Interagency Task Force on the prevention and control of Non-communicable Diseases (UNIATF) at its 11th meeting (Geneva, 8-9 November 2018) agreed further to the success of the UNIATF Awards in 2018, to run the award scheme annually to recognize those making an outstanding contribution to NCD prevention and control.

  • Official UN General Assembly side-event: Progress and Multisectoral Action towards achieving global targets to end TB
    on September 25, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Nearly 5000 people virtually joined the official UN General Assembly side-event: "Progress and Multisectoral Action towards achieving global targets to end TB" co-organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Russian Federation on 23 September. Held on the sidelines of the 75th UN General Assembly (UNGA), the event brought together a distinguished line-up of speakers spanning WHO and UN leadership, health ministers, partners and civil society.

  • UNGA Virtual high-level side event on mitigating the impact of COVID-19
    on September 25, 2020 at 7:57 am

    Stewart Simonson, Assistant Director-General, WUN, moderated a high-level event hosted by the Co-Chairs of the Group of Friends of Solidarity for Global Health Security on Protraction of the COVID-19 Crisis: Mitigating the impact and protecting future generations. The event looked at the impact of the protraction of COVID-19 on future generations, and the importance of mitigating these impacts, as well as what UN, Member States and partners are doing to address the crisis. Welcoming remarks were made by Ministers of Canada, Denmark, Republic of Korea, Republic of Sierra Leone and the State of Qatar, as Co-Chairs of the Group of Friends and Co-Hosts of the event. The event also included briefings from Ms. Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, Dr Kamran Khan, Founder and CEO of BlueDot Inc, Ms. Asa Regner, Deputy Executive Director UN-Women, and Ms. Stine Bang Larsen, Youth Delegate of Denmark.