Health

10 Reasons Why You Should Give Way To An Ambulance Next Time You Hear It .

“Today I saw an ambulance stuck in traffic jam and a woman(probably an expectant mother) was crying from the window of the van. I also cried ” this is how the whole conversation was started by an anonymous person on social media. A number of people came out to share their experiences with ambulances. Below is a collection of responses …

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Treating HIV-positive children with speed and skill.

How innovations in rapid testing and child-friendly medicines are saving lives in Uganda. By Karin Schermbrucker and Adrian Brune — Originally published by UNICEF Last year, nearly 450 infants acquired HIV every day – most of them during childbirth. These children are at extremely high risk of dying in the first two years of life. But so many of them …

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Tragic Attacks on Responders and Increased Violence Threaten to Reverse Positive Gains in Ebola Response, Warns Red Cross

Several violent attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) have killed, wounded and displaced many. Those killed include two Ebola vaccinators. The President of DR Congo Red Cross, Grégoire Mateso, said: “We are profoundly saddened by the tragic killings of people, including several Ebola responders in Mangina and Biakatou following violent attacks. We are also extremely worried by …

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Bebe Cool To Meet UN Officials Over TB Eradication.

It’s now obvious, Bebe Cool’s generosity has paid off. Bebe Cool who two years ago was appointed a Global Tuberculosis (TB) Ambassador has been invited by TB Reach for a meeting in Vietnam to discuss how he can be funded to carry out duties as a TB Ambassador. TB Reach is an initiative under Stop TB Partnership in Geneva and …

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Sex Workers Often Excluded In HIV Prevention Programs – UNAIDS

Despite the availability of a widening array of effective HIV prevention tools and methods—and a massive scale-up of antiretroviral therapy in recent years—there has been insufficient progress in reducing global new HIV infections, which have fallen by only 16% since 2010. The United Nations General Assembly’s 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS calls on countries to ensure that 90% of …

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