Health

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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Poverty, Discrimination And Marginalization Continue To Leave Millions Most Disadvantaged Children At Risk – UNICEF Report.

There have been historic gains overall for the world’s children since the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was adopted 30 years ago. However, many of the poorest children are yet to feel the impact, according to The Convention on the Rights of the Child at a Crossroads, a new report released today. Children in South Sudan are some of …

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