Archive for 2017

WHO TB Report

WHO has published a global TB report every year since 1997. The main aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease at global, regional and country levels. This is done in...

In 2015, the international community officially enshrined universal health coverage (UHC) in the Sustainable Development Goals which guides development efforts through 2030. A strong primary health care (PHC) system is the first step toward achieving UHC and we must address the funding shortfall as well as develop innovative financing strategies....

Of the estimated 36.7 million people living with HIV/AIDS globally in 2015, 25.6 million live in sub-Saharan Africa. Also, 1.37 million (65%) of 2.1 million new infections that occurred worldwide in 2015 occurred in sub-Saharan Africa. Sub-Sahara continues to bear the greatest burden of HIV infection. If we want to...

Annual Report 2017

The global health landscape is changing. In less than two decades, the world has registered some of the most momentous advances against infectious diseases. Global partnerships against epidemics such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria have galvanized remarkable amount of goodwill and resources that have significantly reduced the burden of these...

Contact: Carol Nawina: carolnawina@gmail.com  + 260 97 7960043 Rosemary Mburu: rosemary@wacihealth.org  +254 711 308858 Emmanuel Etim: info@africahealthplatform.org + 251 912 623 935   Drug Resistant TB: Time to Act is now Tuberculosis is killing more people than any other infectious disease; close to two million people died from TB last year. The rise...

By Stephen Mule This year, the two deadliest infectious diseases traded places. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that tuberculosis had overtaken HIV, as the deadliest infectious disease globally. The WHO report, released in October, estimated that there were almost 10 million new cases of TB in 2015. The disease...

Author :  Suzanne Ehlers & Rosemary Mburu Suzanne Ehlers is President and CEO of Population Action International; Rosemary Mburu is Executive Director of World AIDS Campaign International Website: The LANCET Global Health Blog With the launch of the new Sustainable Development Goals, health and development experts around the world are...

President Donald Trump has reinstated the Mexico City Policy – an abortion-related requirement prohibiting foreign non-governmental organizations that receive U.S. funding from using their resources on abortion or abortion advocacy. But other countries, led by The Netherlands, have moved swiftly to try minimize the impact of the Trump’s order. The...

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