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WHO: Ebola is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

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Acknowledging that a flare up of Ebola sickness and transmission in Guinea is ongoing, and that more clusters of Ebola cases can be expected in West Africa, the World Health Organization committee on the outbreak  today declared that the transmission of Ebola in the region that began in December 2013 is no longer a Public […]

Fixing what’s broken and breaking what’s fixed . . . We’re reading about WHO and Ebola, India and its role in global health

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UN health agency urges better global preparedness against future outbreaks – It was the end of March when Ebola was confirmed in Conakry, Guinea, the first time in the 40-year recorded history of the highly contagious and deadly disease that an outbreak had occurred in a capital city. By June, the outbreak had spread to […]

World Hepatitis Day brings progress, setbacks, protests, and a petition

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Sunday is World Hepatitis Day, and publications, protests and petitions are highlighting issues surrounding an epidemic traditionally shrouded in silence that affects more than 500 million people worldwide. The good news comes with Prevention and Management of Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among People Who Inject Drugs: Moving the Agenda Forward, a supplement to Clinical Infectious […]

New WHO guidelines for HIV treatment would begin to narrow care gap between rich and poor countries

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WHO: Comprehensive guidelines to start treatment earlier in illness and, for some, immediately, would make 26 million people eligible for medicine, avert 3 million deaths, prevent more than 3 million infections Calling for more widespread access to antiretroviral medicine worldwide in updated HIV treatment guidelines released Sunday, the World Health Organization acknowledged the changes will […]

UNAIDS Report Shows Gains in HIV Prevention

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The new UNAIDS report out today—an epidemic update—highlights key strides made in HIV prevention. New HIV infections have been reduced by 17% over the past eight years, the new UNAIDS data shows, including declines in sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and elsewhere. The report also says that the number of AIDS-related deaths has dropped by more […]