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In Japan, UN chief spotlights power of universal health coverage to unlock economic growth
Health is everyone's right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General Ant ó nio Guterres stressed Thursday, expressing the UN's readiness to help countries move towards health coverage for all. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

INFORM (Index for Risk Management) Global Risk Index Results 2018
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Inter-Agency Standing Committee. 11/29/2017 This 21-page is the 2018 report of the Index for Risk Management (INFORM) Global Risk Index, which is a way to understand and measure the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters, and how the conditions that lead to them affect sustainable development. It is the fourth annual report of INFORM and has a special focus on how composite indices, such as INFORM, might be used to support and monitor the implementation of new development frameworks like the Sustainable Development Goals. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Re...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Thousands of children need assistance three months after Caribbean hurricanes – UNICEF
Three months after two category-5 hurricanes tore through the Caribbean, thousands of children across the region still need support, the United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Changing views on child mortality and economic sanctions in Iraq: a history of lies, damned lies and statistics - Dyson T, Cetorelli V.
In August 1990, Saddam Hussein's army invaded Kuwait and consequently the United Nations imposed economic sanctions on Iraq. In 1991, an international military alliance expelled the Iraqi army from Kuwait during a short war. Nevertheless, the economic sanc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Half the world lacks access to essential health services & #8211 UN-backed report
At least half of the world's 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. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN agency helps farmers in Latin America broaden their market horizons
Improving market access, particularly beyond national borders, for family farmers and small and medium agriculture enterprises in the Latin America and Caribbean region can help boost rural development as well as spur inclusive trade, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN Assembly calls on Member States to ‘ accelerate progress ’ on goal of universal health coverage
The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater efforts on the part of its Member States to ensure universal health coverage, and designated 12 December as International Universal Health Coverage Day. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Year could bring more misery to children in DR Congo ’ s restive Kasai region, warns UNICEF
In the coming year, severe acute malnutrition could claim the lives of more than 400,000 children under the age of five in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ’ s volatile Kasai region, the United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF) warned Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Somalia Holds Health Conference On Public Health Sector Development
[Shabelle] A health conference on public health sector development was launched today by the Federal Government of Somalia's Ministry of Health with support from The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

For Freedom from Poverty, Universal Health Coverage Is a Must
Nearly one million Kenyans are pushed below the poverty line and remain poor as a result of healthcare expenses. Credit: Paul NevinBy Siddharth Chatterjee and Dr Githinji GitahiNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 2017 (IPS)Today is 12 December 2017 is an auspicious day, as it marks Kenya’s independence from colonial rule in 1963. Today is also Universal Health Coverage Day. It is the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide affordable, quality health care to every person, everywhere. In Kenya illness can mean financial ruin.Every day families are forced to sell their assets, re...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee and Githinji Gitahi Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

UN stepping up support to diphtheria vaccination campaign for Rohingya children in Bangladesh
A United Nations-backed campaign to immunize Rohingya children against diphtheria began on Tuesday in Bangladesh, following an outbreak that has resulted in nine deaths in the camps and makeshift settlements hosting these refugees from Myanmar. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Universal Health Coverage Day: ensuring the right to health, leaving no one behind
13 December 2017, Cairo ‒ At least 3.5 billion people, or half of the world’s population, cannot obtain essential health services and each year, larger numbers of households are being pushed into poverty because they have to pay for health care out of their own pockets a new report from the World Health Organization and World Bank has revealed. The release of the report coincides with Universal Health Coverage Day, commemorated each 12 December, which is the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide affordable, quality health care to every person, everywhere with...
Source: WHO EMRO News - December 11, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Violence shuts schools, deprives children of medical care in Syria's East Ghouta, warns UNICEF
Five of the more than 130 children who require immediate medical evacuation have died as they could not access treatment they needed due to the continuing violence across Syria's eastern Ghouta, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported, adding that most schools are closed there. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Make digital world safer for children, increase online access to benefit most disadvantaged – UNICEF
Governments and the private sector have not kept up with the game-changing pace of digital technologies, exposing children to new risks and harms– both on and offline– and leaving millions of the most disadvantaged behind, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday in a new report (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees: The Woes of Women (Part Two)
A Rohingya woman and her child at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Kamrul Hasan/IPSBy Sohara Mehroze ShachiCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 8 2017 (IPS)Under pouring rain, hundreds of young and expectant mothers stand in line. With her bare feet and the bottom of her dress covered in mud, Rashida is one of them, clutching her emaciated infant. She lost her husband on the treacherous trek from Myanmar to Bangladesh, and with nowhere to go and her resources exhausted, rain-drenched and standing in this long, muddy line for food and medicine for her child is her only hope.Rohingya women line up for aid. Credit: Sohara Mehroz...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sohara Mehroze Shachi Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Women's Health Bangladesh Humanitarian Aid International Organization for M Source Type: news

Angola:UN Supports Angola to Fight Discrimination Against HIV-Positive People
[ANGOP] Luanda -The United Nations (UN) is committed to supporting Angola in coordinated multisectoral action to eliminate discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Frontiers 2017: Emerging Environmental Issues of Concern
United Nations Environment Programme. 12/05/2017 This 84-page annual report identifies the most novel environmental challenges facing the planet. The six issues include Antimicrobial Resistance: Investigating the Environmental Dimension, which discusses one of the biggest global public health concerns of the 21st century; and Environmental Displacement: Human Mobility in the Anthropocene, which discusses how the interlacing trends of climate change, population growth, rising consumption, and environmental degradation are likely to lead to the displacement and migration of even greater numbers of people in the future. (PDF)...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

UN health agency launches first global monitoring system for dementia
The United Nations health agency on Thursday launched the first global monitoring system for dementia, which is expected to affect 152 million people worldwide by 2050 – triple the current 50 million – amid the aging of the global population. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Dowa Winds Up Cholera Vaccination Campaign At Dzaleka, Declared ODF
[Malawi News Agency] Dowa -Dowa District Health Office with funding from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has successfully vaccinated people living in Dzaleka Refugee Camp and the surrounding areas with cholera vaccine in an effort to prevent the disease from breaking out in the camp. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees: The Woes of Women – Part One
Rohingya women of Balukhali camp embarking on the trek to the toilets. Credit: Umer Aiman Khan/IPSBy Sohara Mehroze ShachiCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 7 2017 (IPS)Afia* lines up her bucket every morning in the refugee camp for water delivery from humanitarian relief workers. On one particularly sweltering day, she kept four water pitchers in a row with gaps between them, hoping to insert another empty container in the space when the water arrived.When another refugee saw this, she kicked away Afia’s pitchers, and a raging quarrel broke out. That night, the woman’s local boyfriend attacked Afia in her house, kic...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sohara Mehroze Shachi Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Women's Health Bangladesh Internati Source Type: news

Nikki Haley Questions U.S. Participation in the Winter Olympics Amid Tensions With North Korea
Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has called American attendance at South Korean winter games into question, citing escalating tension with North Korea. Haley told Fox News on Wednesday night that American athletes’ participation in the games is an “open question,” according to a transcript from CNN. The games — scheduled for Feb. 9-25 in Pyeonchang, South Korea — come amid increasing hostility between Washington and South Korea’s northern neighbor. While acknowledging that she has not “heard anything about” whether the athletes will be participating, Ha...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laignee Barron Tags: Uncategorized North Korea olympics onetime overnight South Korea Source Type: news

Conflicts, drought drive hunger despite strong global food supply & #8211 UN agriculture agency
Despite strong global food supply, localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, the United Nations agriculture agency reported Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protection Mainstreaming Toolkit: Field Testing Version
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. 11/23/2017 This 76-page toolkit from the Global Protection Cluster Task Team on Protection Mainstreaming explains protection mainstreaming principles and outlines minimum agency standards for incorporating protection into sector-specific programs. Mainstreaming cross-cutting issues ensures that considerations inform all aspects of humanitarian action and helps maximize the quality and impact of the work that all humanitarian do. Some of these issues are Age, Gender and Diversity, Child Protection, Gender-Based Violence, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, Disability, and H...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Guidance for Academies on Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) whose realization will require expertise from many sectors, including science, engineering, and medicine. Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals: A Guide for Merit-Based Academies, a new publication from the InterAcademy Partnership, explains why and how academies around the globe can support the Sustainable Development Goals– for example, by providing advice to governments about implementing the goals, and by monitoring and evaluating progress toward the goals. Learn More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Resistance to Antibiotics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Antimicrobial drugs play a critical role in the treatment of diseases, their use is essential to protect both human and animal health. However, antimicrobials are often misused for treatment and prevention of diseases in livestock sector, aquaculture as well as crop production. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Dec 6 2017 (IPS)The growing resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobials due to their overuse and misuse both in humans and animals has become an alarming global threat to public health, food safety and security, causing the deaths of 700,000 people each year. This is a fact. The good news is that now more and mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Improving the lives of ru Source Type: news

Africa:UNICEF - HIV-Related Deaths in Adolescents On Increase in West, Central Africa
[This Day] Abuja -The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund UNICEF has said that a fresh report on HIV response among children and adolescents in West and Central Africa had revealed a growing trend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New guide: How science academies can support the sustainable development goals
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) whose realization will require expertise from many sectors, including science, engineering, and medicine. Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals: A Guide for Merit-Based Academies, a new publication from the InterAcademy Partnership, explains why and how academies around the globe can support the Sustainable Development Goals - for example, by providing advice to governments about implementing the goals, and by monitoring and evaluating progress tow...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Millions of babies, mostly in South Asia, risk brain damage from breathing toxic air, UNICEF warns
Almost 17 million babies live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially risking their brain development, according to a new paper released on Tuesday by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Action Needed to Avoid the End of Modern Medicine
This study influenced the development of the WHO’s new  guidelines, which are aimed at influencing policy makers in the agriculture and health sectors.   According to a WHO press release, the guidelines include:An overall reduction in the use of all classes of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animals.Complete restriction of these antibiotics for growth promotion and for disease prevention without diagnosis.Healthy animals should only receive antibiotics to prevent disease if it has been diagnosed in other animals in the same flock or herd or fish population.Antibiotics used in animals ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin Khor Tags: Development & Aid Global Governance Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Twelve Countries Pledge to Protect Health Workers and Facilities in Conflict Areas
Aftermath of an attack on a health facility in Aleppo, Syria. Photo courtesy of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), a member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.December 05, 2017IntraHealth International, as co-secretariat of theSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, applauds a newdeclaration by Franceand 11 other UN member states to take concrete actions to protect health workers in conflict areas around the world.Areport by the coalition documents attacks on health workers or facilities in 23 countries in conflict or political unrest last year. Health workers were arrested, assaulted, kidnapped, ...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Central Africa:West and Central Africa Lagging Far Behind World in HIV Response, Warns Unicef
[UN News] Four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:UNAIDS - Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide
[This Day] The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has reported that Nigeria purportedly has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world and has one of the highest new infection rates in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees Face Fresh Ordeal in Crowded Camps
A group of Rohingya children emerge from a nearby religious school in Kutupalong camp. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Naimul HaqCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 5 2017 (IPS)Mariam Akhtar, 23, is desperately searching for her young daughter two weeks after arriving from Myanmar in Cox’s Bazar, a southeastern coastal district in Bangladesh.Already traumatized by the extreme violence she and her family suffered in Buthidaung district in Myanmar, Mariam now faces fresh agony."There are agents looking for opportunities around the clock to lure and smuggle out the children." --Sarwar Chowdhury, Ukhia upazila chairman&ldquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naimul Haq Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Women's Health Bangladesh Human Trafficking International Organization for Migration Source Type: news

West and Central Africa lagging far behind world in HIV response, warns UNICEF
Four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Urgent action needed to address rising global hunger, says UN agency head
Immediate action is needed to address the rise in global hunger, the head of the United Nations food security agency has urged, highlighting the need to build resilience in poor and vulnerable communities. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When Medicines Don ’t Work Anymore
Credit: BigstockBy Martin KhorPENANG, Malaysia, Dec 4 2017 (IPS)The growing crisis of antibiotic resistance is catching the attention of policy makers, but not at a rate enough to tackle it.More diseases are affected by resistance, meaning the bacteria cannot be killed even if different drugs are used on some patients, who then succumb.We are staring at a future in which antibiotics don’t work, and many of us or our children will not be saved from TB, cholera, deadly forms of dysentery, and germs contracted during surgery.Martin Khor, Executive Director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing countries, base...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin Khor Tags: Development & Aid Global Global Governance Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Empowering Women Improves Communities, Ensures Success for Generations
Credit: IFADBy Becky HeeleyROME, Dec 4 2017 (IPS)At an event held on October 29 at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gender Awards 2017, five countries were honored for impressive achievements in gender equality and women’s empowerment despite harsh conditions and numerous daunting situational and societal obstacles. The five countries are Bangladesh, Mozambique, Colombia, Morocco, and Mauritania. The IFAD supported projects in these countries have ambitious goals for a more egalitarian future. To date these projects have successfully provided women with decision-making opportunities, skill t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Becky Heeley Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Food & Agriculture Gender Global Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Women & Economy Women's Health Source Type: news

Tips for Talking about Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Settings
United Nations Population Fund. 11/2017 This one-page table provides do's and don'ts for talking about gender-based violence in humanitarian settings. It provides tips for Scenario 1: Talking to Survivors; Scenario 2: Collecting Data and Information; and Scenario 3: Talking with Communities. It states that all humanitarian personnel should assume and believe that gender-based violence, and in particular sexual violence, is taking place, and is a serious and life-threatening protection issue. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:'For Being HIV Positive, I Was Made to Sleep in the Open'
[Vanguard] Today, the official Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) prevalence in Nigeria is 3.2 per cent among the adult population, meaning about 3.4 million Nigerians live with the virus. Meanwhile, many people living with the virus in the country are not getting the care and treatment they need. As of March 2017, the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) report showed that only about 1.4million people living with HIV and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Nigeria were enrolled on treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

United Nations leaders call on the Saudi-led coalition to fully lift blockade of Yemeni Red Sea ports
The partial lifting of the blockade of Yemen ’s Red Sea ports by the Saudi-led coalition in recent days is allowing humanitarian organizations to resume the provision of life-saving assistance to people in desperate need. Given the massive scale of Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, however, all this does is slow the collapse towards a massive h umanitarian tragedy costing millions of lives. It does not prevent it. Without the urgent resumption of commercial imports, especially food, fuel and medicines, millions of children, women and men risk mass hunger, disease and death. Ongoing commercial import restrictions hav...
Source: WHO news - December 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Scale-Up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention — 12 Countries in Southern and Eastern Africa, 2013–2016
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) has been recognized by the World Health Organization and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS as an effective human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection prevention intervention in settings with a generalized HIV epidemic and low male circumcision prevalence. During 2010 –2012, CDC (through the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) supported 1,020,424 VMMCs in nine countries in Southern and Eastern Africa. (Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention)
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - December 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Among Children, Aids Epidemic Is Far From Over, Unicef Finds
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Eighteen children every hour were infected with HIV last year, a sign of scant progress in protecting the world's young from the deadly AIDS-causing virus, the United Nations' children's agency said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Sustaining Free HIV Treatment in Nigeria
[Guardian] Nigeria may not be able to meet the National Strategic Framework (NSF) 2017-2021 Targets and the United Nations 90-90-90 ambitious treatment plan to end Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:If Everyone, Everywhere Realizes Right to Health, Epidemic Can Be Defeated, Says UN
[UN News] The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030 - without people attaining their right to health, the United Nations said Friday, marking World AIDS Day with a strong appeal for the full realization of this fundamental right by everyone, everywhere. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Billions Rely On Fish for Nutrition
[New Era] Walvis Bay -The United Nations resident coordinator and Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) representative to Namibia Kiki Gbeho says more than three billion people worldwide depend on fish as their daily source of food and protein source. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:World Aids Day - Kaduna Govt, Unicef Ups Activities to Achieve Vision 2030 Target of Scourge Eradication
[Leadership] Kaduna -As the world all over celebrate the World Aids day which is an annual event celebrated every 1st December, Kaduna State Aids Control Agency (KADSACA) in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is not leaving any stone unturned towards embarking on activities that will help to achieve the 2030 target of ending HIV/AIDS globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

World AIDS Day: If everyone, everywhere realizes right to health, epidemic can be defeated, says UN
The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)– which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030– without people attaining their right to health, the United Nations said Friday, marking World AIDS Day with a strong appeal for the full realization of this fundamental right by everyone, everywhere. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World AIDS Day: UN calls for renewed commitment to make epidemic ‘ a thing of the past ’
The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)– which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030– without people attaining their right to health, the United Nations said Friday, marking World AIDS Day with a strong appeal for the full realization of this fundamental right by everyone, everywhere. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

From thorny to tasty: UN agriculture agency looking at cactus as climate resilient food
With the reality of climate change becoming more real by the day, including its impact on food sources, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging communities around the world not to take the prickly cactus for granted. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antalya: South-South Development Expo closes with strengthened cooperation to achieve Global Goals
The Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD) wrapped up on Thursday in Antalya, Turkey, with delegations from dozens of countries, key international organizations, and United Nations agencies reaffirming their commitment to strengthening partnerships and cooperation agreements to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news