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Updated ARV and MDR-TB Treatment Guidelines by WHO

2016-07-08T13:03:34+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] WHO releases second edition of consolidated ARV guidelines The 2016 edition updates the 2013 consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs following an extensive review of evidence and consultations in mid-2015, shared at the end of 2015, and now published in full in 2016. It is being published in a changing global context for HIV and for health more broadly. These guidelines provide guidance on the diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, the use of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection and the care of people [...]

Updated ARV and MDR-TB Treatment Guidelines by WHO 2016-07-08T13:03:34+00:00

World Health Day 2016

2016-04-05T08:36:19+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). World Health Day. Observed by all Member States of the World Health Organization.   WHO is focusing this year's World Health Day, on 7 April 2016, on diabetes because: 1. The diabetes epidemic is rapidly increasing in many countries, with the documented increase most dramatic in low- and middle-income countries. 2. A large proportion of diabetes cases are preventable. Simple lifestyle measures have been shown to be effective [...]

World Health Day 2016 2016-04-05T08:36:19+00:00

World TB Day 2016

2016-03-15T01:34:28+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_code admin_label="Code"]<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/G_X-9577rxs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" text_font_size="14" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] What is World TB Day? On World TB Day, 24 March, WHO is calling for new commitments and new action in the global fight against tuberculosis – one of the world’s top infectious killers. There has been tremendous progress in recent years, and the world is on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal of reversing the spread of TB. But this is not enough. In 2013, 9 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million died. Clearly, we all need [...]

World TB Day 2016 2016-03-15T01:34:28+00:00

The Zika Virus – Global Health Emergency

2016-02-03T09:33:59+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" text_font_size="14" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Update: The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency, prompted by growing concern that it could cause birth defects. As many as four million people could be infected by the end of the year. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have urged pregnant women against travel to about two dozen countries, mostly in the Caribbean and Latin America, where the outbreak is growing. A rare case of the Zika virus being transmitted through sex, not a mosquito bite, has been reported [...]

The Zika Virus – Global Health Emergency 2016-02-03T09:33:59+00:00