Category «Infectious Diseases»

Access / Equity / Rights / Now!

Special Assignment

‘We are going to shake the government, our government, we are going to shake the United Nations Aids Programme… we are going to make them all recognise that they must stop being complacent and just using clever words and clever terms and get this epidemic under control.’ Mark Heywood, Treatment Action Campaign and Section 27 …

WHO flags key challenges to global HIV response at International AIDS Conference

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization is flagging 4 key challenges as the international community meets at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, from 18–22 July 2016. The Organization is highlighting the need to renew attention to HIV prevention, whilst maintaining momentum on scaling up access to HIV treatment. It is also signalling the growing …

Libya completes first polio campaign since 2014

World Health Organization

21 April 2016 — More than one million children in Libya have been immunized against polio in a 5-day national campaign concluding today. The campaign is the first to be held in Libya since 2014. Approximately 2000 vaccinators in 600 health facilities around the country participated in the campaign which was conducted by the Ministry …