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World AIDS Day
The 1st of
December marks the World AIDS Day. The UNAIDS Hands Up for #HIVprevention
global campaign aims at raising awareness on aspects of HIV prevention and how
they relate to specific groups of people, such as adolescent girls, young women
and key populations. SDC (together with partners) uses the opportunity to
stress our commitment and engagement in HIV/AIDS prevention by participating in
the campaign. Read more about the UNAIDS campaign here.
Taking up the opportunity of the World AIDS Day, WHO launches new
guidelines on HIV self-testing to encourage countries to promote self-testing
and empower more people to test for HIV. Find more on the new WHO guidelines here.
New WHO guidelines for Antenatal Care
World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a new series of
recommendations to improve quality of antenatal care in order to reduce
the risk of stillbirths and pregnancy complications and give women a
positive pregnancy experience. WHO’s new antenatal care model increases the number of contacts a pregnant woman has with health providers throughout her pregnancy from four to eight. Read more>>
e-Learning Course on Health Financing Policy for universal health coverage (UHC)
The first WHO e-learning course on health financing policy
for universal health coverage has now been launched. It comprises six modules
which cover the core functions of health financial policy as conceptualised by
WHO. Read more>>
WHO will lead WHO?
The Director-General is WHO's chief technical and administrative officer and oversees WHO's international health work. The current Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan, was appointed in 2006 and will complete her second term on 30 June next year. The election process for the next Director General of WHO is underway. For the first time, candidate interviews are available to the public. Read more>>
WHO - Global tuberculosis report 2016
New data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its 2016 Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report show that countries need to move much faster to prevent, detect and treat the disease if they are to meet global targets. Governments have agreed on targets to end the TB epidemic both at the World Health Assembly and at the United Nations General Assembly within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. They include a 90% reduction in TB deaths and an 80% reduction in TB cases by 2030 compared with 2015. Read more >>
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