United Nations press releases
The United Nations health agency has announced that the South-East Asia Region has completed five years without any case of wild poliovirus, a highly infectious disease that invades the nervous system and for which there is still no cure.
With more than 2.5 billion people worldwide, one third of the total population, living without access to proper toilets, the United Nations General Assembly has recognized sanitation as a separate human right in a bid to curb a major source of deadly infections.
Nearly 7,400 newborns die every day in South-East Asia, causing untold misery to mothers and families, yet two thirds can be saved with proven cost-effective measures. The United Nations health agency is calling on governments to act urgently against a scourge that kills 2.7 million newborns annually.
The United Nations marked Universal Health Coverage Day with a strong call on countries to invest substantially in achieving affordable health care access worldwide to improve the lives of millions of people and contribute significantly toward achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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