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​Effectiveness of HIV self-testing and same day ART

As the 30th World AIDS Day (WAD) approaches this Saturday December 1st, it is clear that for people to "Know Your Status", testing and treatment need to become more accessible. As simple and affordable technologies have advanced for self-testing kits, WHO recommend them to be offered as an additional approach to HIV testing services. But this raises the question of how well people who self-test at home to be HIV positive receive the care they need. Read more>>

28/11/2018 09:47

​GBD 2017: A fragile world

The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) is the most comprehensive worldwide observational epidemiological study to date. It describes mortality and morbidity from major diseases, injuries and risk factors to health at global, national and regional levels. Examining trends from 1990 to the present and making comparisons across populations enables understanding of the changing health challenges facing people across the world in the 21st century. Since The Lancet published the first GBD study, every new report has shown improvements in health world-wide. Read more>

27/11/2018 14:05

​World Diabetes Day 2018-19: Focus on family

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness in response to rising diabetes rates worldwide. WDD was made an official United Nations holiday in 2006 and takes place on November 14th each year - the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who was once of the scientists that discovered insulin in 1922. Read more>

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