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New UN data released on Wednesday showed that the decline in new HIV infections which can lead to full-blown AIDS has slowed. Globally, the number of new infections dropped by only 3.6 per cent between 2020 and 2021, the smallest annual decline in new HIV infections since 2016, said UNAIDS. The agency warned that progress in …

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© WHO/Khaled Mostafa | A doctor looks at an image of a monkeypox lesion on his computer screen at a sexual health clinic in Lisbon, Portugal. As Monkeypox cases reach over 18,000 in 78 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, recommended targeted vaccination for those exposed to someone infected and those at high …

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Millions of refugees and migrants face poorer health outcomes than their host communities, which could jeopardize reaching the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for these populations. The warning from the World Health Organization (WHO) comes in its first ever report on the health of refugees and migrants, published on Wednesday.  It calls for urgent action to …

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An urgent call to protect health and mitigate the climate crisis was issued by the UN health agency on Wednesday, to mark World Health Day on Thursday.

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