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Jatinder Kaur

Jatinder Kaur, Editor-in- Chief, ABC Live, writies on Health and Social issues for ABC Live since 2006. She remained instrumental in shaping ABC News & Info Services, the parent company owning, the ABC Live and took charge of ABC Live as Editor-in- Chief in March, 2015 from Our founder Dinesh Singh Rawat.

Afghanistan,Nigeria,Pakistan Hurdles in Polio Eradication

New York (ABC Live): Polio Eradication :Despite progress towards global eradication of polio, sustained commitment is needed to overcome the final hurdle and stamp out the disease once and for all, the United Nations health agency said today, the World Polio Day. “So far in 2017, a total of 12 cases of polio had been reported, in two countries, fewer …

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650 People Die Each Day in Road Accidents in Africa

Cape Town (ABC Live): Africa : Some 650 people are killed each day in road accidents throughout Africa, a senior United Nations official today said, calling for more to be done to keep drivers – as well as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – safe. “There is projected increase in urbanization, motorization, infrastructure development projects and vehicle ownership in the region over …

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Global Leaders Endorse Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030

New York (ABC Live); Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 :Global leaders have pledged to take bold action to reduce suffering from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which include the world’s leading killers – heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes – the United Nations health agency has reported. Governments on Wednesday endorsed the Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on NCDs as a Sustainable Development Priority at the opening …

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#MeToo Becomes Voice Against Sexual Harassment

New York (ABC Live); #MeToo : Casual indifference to sexual harassment is unacceptable, the head of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality today said, urging women and men to change their response to acts of sexual aggression. In an opinion piece, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, pointed to the “pain and anger” …

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UN Report Child Mortality Confirms 7000 Newborns Die Every Day

New York (ABC Live); UN Report Child Mortality :  More must be done to stop babies from dying the day they are born, United Nations agencies said in a new report issued Thursday, which argued that life-saving know-how and technologies must be made readily available – particularly in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa – where they are most needed. Although …

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WHO Conforms The Black Death is Back Again

New Delhi (ABC Live):Black Death : The World Health Organization has issued an alert that Bubonic and Pneumonic Plague are back, ravaging Madagascar since August this year, causing panic in the heavily populated coastal cities. In total there have been 131 cases and 24 deaths. Despite this, the WHO as usual has advised against any travel or trade restrictions. Bubonic …

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WHO Admits Zoonotic TB Patients Left Behind

Mexico (ABC Live): Zoonotic TB : Stressing the damaging impact on poor rural communities in Africa and South-East Asia of animal tuberculosis’ (bovine TB) transmission to humans, United Nations health experts launched the first-ever roadmap to combat the so-called zoonotic TB. “We have made progress towards ending tuberculosis, yet to a large extent people with zoonotic TB are left behind,” …

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IAEA Study Confirms Brachytherapy Effective for Cervical Cancer

Vienna (ABC Live): Brachytherapy :  A five-year long clinical trial conducted in seven low and middle-income countries has confirmed the safety and effectiveness of combining high doses of internal radiation therapy (Brachytherapy) with pelvic external beam radiation therapy in treating cervical cancer. The IAEA’s study’s findings were presented at the plenary session of the 59th Annual Meeting of the American …

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Youth Obesity Emerges as Global Health Crisis

New Delhi (ABC Live):Youth Obesity :The number of obese children and adolescents aged five to 19 years worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades, and if current trends continue, there will be more obese children and adolescents than those moderately or severely underweight by 2022, a United Nations-backed study shows. “These data highlight, remind and reinforce that overweight …

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International Girl Child Day 2017 Aims EmPOWER Girls

New York (ABC Live): EmPOWER Girls : The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception, the United Nations said on the International Day of the Girl Child, which kicks off a year-long effort to draw global attention to and action on the challenges and opportunities girls …

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