29 June

1 in 3 people globally do not have access to safe drinking water – UNICEF, WHO

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23 January 2017

WMO confirms 2016 as hottest year on record, about 1.1°C above pre-industrial era

The year 2016 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, according to a consolidated analysis by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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23 December 2016

Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease

An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published today in The Lancet. The vaccine is the first to prevent infection from one of the most lethal known pathogens, and the findings add weight to early trial results published last year.

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22 November 2016

Even as HIV treatment soars, young women still face high infection risk, UN warns

21 November 2016 – The United Nations warned today that while more people than ever are accessing antiretroviral treatment for HIV, girls aged 15 to 24, transitioning to womanhood, face many HIV-related challenges, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, and called for a life-cycle approach to finding solutions for everyone, at all stages of life.

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22 November 2016

On World Toilet Day, UN spotlights impact of sanitation on peoples’ livelihoods

18 November 2016 – To mark the 2016 edition of World Toilet Day, along with urging action to tackle the oft-neglected global sanitation crisis, the United Nations is also spotlighting the impact of sanitation – or lack of it – on livelihoods and work environments.

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2 November 2016

Plus d’un million de personnes traitées avec des médicaments très efficaces contre l’hépatite C Les prix élevés, un obstacle majeur à l’accès

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