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World Response to AIDS Epidemic at Critical Juncture

Thirty years after the first World AIDS Day, the HIV response stands at a crossroads, UN Secretary-General Guterres has said, marking this years commemorations.

SOP newswire3UN Marks World Health Day - The head of the World Health Organization on Friday marked World Health Day, and the agencys 70th anniversary, with a strong call for universal health coverage, to ensure that all people can get quality health services, where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship.
SOP newswire3Bold Action Needed to End Tuberculosis - Claiming more than 4,500 lives daily, tuberculosis continues to be the top infectious killer worldwide as well as the leading cause of death among people living with HIV, the United Nations said Friday, ahead of World Tuberculosis Day.
SOP newswire3First-ever Blood Test for Detecting Brain Injury Cleared by FDA - Youre throwing a football around in the yard with your neighbors. While stretching out as far as you can to catch the pass, you slam your head hard against a pole going for the ball. Seeing stars and feeling confused, you take a seat. Wouldnt it be nice if a test could say whether you have a brain injury?
SOP newswire3UN Aims to Help Countries End Reign of Tobacco Industry - The United Nations World Health Organization on Friday launched new guidelines on the role that tobacco product regulations can play in saving lives by reducing the demand for tobacco and tobacco products - estimated to kill over seven million people annually.
SOP newswire3Air Force Nutritionists Develop Better Diet for Special Operators - Air Force special operations forces project airpower onto the battlefield. Dozens of different factors may influence their performance, but theres one area that can be easily overlooked: nutrition.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Cancer Day' - Millions of people suffering from cancer in developing countries still lack access to effective prevention, screening, early diagnosis and treatment, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday, urging continued efforts to ensure greater access to these vital services.
SOP newswire3UN Working to Vaccinate Half a Million Children Against Diphtheria in Bangladesh - As part of an intensified response to the current diphtheria outbreak, United Nations agencies are working to vaccinate more than 475,000 children in Rohingya refugee camps, temporary settlements and surrounding areas in Bangladeshs Cox Bazar.
SOP newswire3South Africa Responding to Largest-ever Listeria Outbreak - What is believed to be the largest-ever outbreak of the bacterial disease Listeriosis - or Listeria - has left more than 60 people dead across South Africa, with nearly 750 confirmed cases, the United Nations health agency said Friday.
SOP newswire3UN Mobile Reproductive Health Teams Reach Women in Besieged Area of Aleppo - The United Nations reproductive rights agency has reached the Sheikh Maqsoud area of Aleppo, where thousands of women have been cut off from medical care for years.
SOP newswire3Suspected Cholera Cases in Yemen Surpass One Million - The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has crossed one million, the United Nations World Health Organization reported today, urging greater efforts to tackle the outbreak and deal with the deteriorating health situation in the war-torn nation.
SOP newswire3UN: Half the World Lacks Access to Essential Health Services - At least half of the worlds population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay, according to a United Nations-backed study.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Praises Japan's Universal Health Coverage - Health is everyones right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres stressed Thursday, expressing the UNs readiness to help countries move towards health coverage for all.
SOP newswire3Congressional Support Needed for TBI Research - Continued Congressional support for traumatic brain injury treatment and diagnosis will enable further research, clinical innovations and focus on military readiness, said Navy Capt. Michael Colston, the Defense Departments director of military health policy and oversight for the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.
SOP newswire3Doctors Use Cutting-Edge Research at Navy Hospital - Defense Department study on the benefits of surfing for patients with post-traumatic stress. A clinical tracking tool used to manage patient care. An advanced electroencephalogram and eye tracker.
SOP newswire3Navy, International Entomologists Collaborate to Fight Malaria - The principal tasks of the malaria reduction efforts directed by the President Malaria Initiative include distributing insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying and anti-malarial drugs.
SOP newswire3Suspected Cholera Cases in Crisis-torn Yemen Near 900,000 - Already struggling to cope with a dire humanitarian crisis, war-torn Yemen is now facing the fastest-growing cholera epidemic ever recorded, with some 895,000 suspected cases as of 1 November, the United Nations relief wing reported Thursday.
SOP newswire3UN Seeks to Eradicate Polio Once and for All - 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.
SOP newswire3UN: 7,000 Newborns Die Every Day - 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.
SOP newswire3UN: Youth Obesity Increases 10-fold in Four Decades - The number of obese children and adolescents aged five to 19 years worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades.
SOP newswire3UN Aims to Slash 90 Per Cent of Cholera Deaths by 2030 - A taskforce of United Nations and international partner agencies is gearing up to launch an ambitious new strategy to combat cholera - aiming to reduce deaths by 90 per cent by 2030, the UN health agency announced today.
SOP newswire3UN Recommends Large-scale Deworming to Improve Childrens Health - The suffering of those infected with parasitic intestinal can be drastically reduced with periodic deworming programmes with a single-tablet treatment, according to new guidelines approved by the United Nations health agency.
SOP newswire3UN Still Fighting HIV - Senior United Nations officials today welcomed a breakthrough pricing agreement by global partners to accelerate the availability in low- and middle-income countries of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen.
SOP newswire3UN: Not Enough New Antibiotics in the Pipeline - Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a United Nations report has found.
SOP newswire3UN Fights Cholera in Sierra Leone - The United Nations health agency is working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria and cholera in the wake of last weeks mudslides and flooding in the country's capital, Freetown.
SOP newswire3UN Battles Cholera Outbreak in South Sudan - Rapid responses are critical to stemming a cholera outbreak that has afflicted South Sudan for more than a year, exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation that has left approximately four million people displaced by conflict, according to the UN migration agency.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Breastfeeding Week' - Kicking off World Breastfeeding Week, the United Nations today stressed that although breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for infants and mothers, investment shortcomings impede the practice.
SOP newswire3UN: AIDS-related Deaths Decline - The scales have tipped for the first time in the fight against AIDS as more than half of all people living with the HIV virus now have access to treatment, while AIDS-related deaths have nearly halved since 2005, according to a new United Nations report.
SOP newswire3UN Warns of Health Dangers of Smoking - Despite measures protecting a majority of people from tobacco-related illness and death, the tobacco industry continues to hamper Government efforts to fully implement life and cost-saving interventions, the United Nations health agency today reported.
SOP newswire3UN fighting Cholera in Yemen - Unless the international community contributes $200 million to address the cholera outbreak in Yemen, the United Nations humanitarian arm will be forced to reprogram more resources tagged for malnutrition in the country already facing famine, a senior official today said.
SOP newswire3UN: Antibiotic Resistance Making Gonorrhoea Almost Impossible to Treat - Gonorrhoea is becoming harder to treat due to antibiotic resistance, the United Nations health agency today cautioned, adding that there is a need for better prevention and treatment of the disease that infects an estimated 78 million people each year.
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