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Global Fund Welcomes Germany’s Increased Contribution

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The Global Fund

GENEVA – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria warmly welcomed a decision by the German parliament to increase Germany's contribution to €245 million for 2014 in the budget for this year, reaffirming a strong commitment to global health.

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Polio this week as of 31 July 2014

  • In Pakistan, three new cases have been reported, including one from Balochistan. It is the first case in this province since October 2012. However, four positive environmental samples were collected in 2014 from Quetta, Balochistan, the most recent of which on 20 June. This case is linked to these positive environmental samples, suggesting local circulation of WPV1 this year in this area.

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Paludisme: découverte de nouvelles pistes pour développer des vaccins

07/30/2014 20:02 GMT

WASHINGTON, 30 juillet 2014 (AFP) - Une équipe de chercheurs a identifié des anticorps jusque-là inconnus pouvant permettre de développer des vaccins contre le parasite Plasmodium falciparum, responsable de la forme la plus grave du paludisme, selon une étude publiée mercredi.

En soumettant un grand nombre de protéines de ce parasite à des anticorps produits naturellement par le système immunitaire d'enfants infectés au Kenya, les scientifiques ont identifié des antigènes jusqu'alors inconnus.

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A Cross-Sectional, Randomized Cluster Sample Survey of Household Vulnerability to Extreme Heat among Slum Dwellers in Ahmedabad, India

Extreme heat is a significant public health concern in India; extreme heat hazards are projected to increase in frequency and severity with climate change. Few of the factors driving population heat vulnerability are documented, though poverty is a presumed risk factor. To facilitate public health preparedness, an assessment of factors affecting vulnerability among slum dwellers was conducted in summer 2011 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

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11 Mitos sobre la Desnutrición en América Latina

Es un concepto erróneo frecuente considerar que el hambre y la desnutrición son la misma cosa. Es cierto que ambas están relacionadas, pero existen diferencias significativas entre las dos. Con la ayuda de la Alianza Mundial para Mejorar la Nutrición (GAIN, por sus siglas en inglés), esperamos poder romper con este concepto. Siga leyendo para conocer más sobre los 11 mitos más comunes al igual que datos sobre cómo el PMA está luchando contra la desnutrición en América Latina.

1. MITO: La desnutrición es lo mismo que el hambre.

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Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Treating Cerebral Palsy in Developing Countries

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common health conditions Handicap International sees in babies and young children around the world. The Center for Disease Control estimates that about 1 in every 323 children has cerebral palsy.

This congenital disorder usually results from brain damage that occurs before or at birth or within the first few years of a child’s life. Symptoms vary but may include poor muscle tone, stiff muscles, uncontrolled movements, poor motor skills, and sensory problems. About a third of cases involve cognitive difficulties or epilepsy.

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Security Council: Ban urged to streamline cooperation with African Union

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UN News Service

28 July 2014 – With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it could be done better in future transitions.

The request was made during the Council’s open debate on regional partnership and its evolution in UN peacekeeping, which focused on the Organization’s relevant cooperation with African regional groups, as well as with entities under the auspices of the European Union (EU).

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Hepatitis: increasing access to diagnosis and treatment could save millions of lives in the Americas

Washington, D.C., 28 July 2014 (PAHO/WHO) — On World Hepatitis Day, July 28, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) acknowledges stepped-up global and regional action to prevent and control viral hepatitis in recent years and the potential for new drugs to cure the disease. But the Organization also highlights the need to make the benefits of this progress more accessible for those who need them most.

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World Hepatitis Day 2014: Think again

Every year on 28 July, WHO and partners mark World Hepatitis Day to increase awareness and understanding about viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes.

This year's theme, 'Think Again' acknowledges we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world. What we are learning is that transmission continues unabated in many settings leading to substantial morbidity and mortality.

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Hepatitis: aumentar el acceso al diagnóstico y al tratamiento podría salvar millones de vidas en las Américas

La OPS/OMS reconoce el mayor impulso dado a la lucha contra este grupo de enfermedades en los últimos años y el gran potencial de los nuevos fármacos, pero destaca necesidad de hacerlos más asequibles y accesibles para quienes los necesitan

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Statement of the UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, on World Hepatitis Day

Vienna, 25 July 2014 - Hepatitis C is a gravely debilitating disease and the growing cause of early death and severe liver disease among those who inject drugs. Of the 12.7 million people estimated to have injected drugs globally, around 50 per cent are believed to have contracted this virus. Many of these individuals have no access to testing, treatment or counselling services and are suffering alone and without access to suitable medicines.

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Millennium Development Goal 6: Measuring Progress

One of the most dramatic international responses to the Millennium Development Goals launched by then United Nations Secretary Kofi Annan in 2000 has been the global public health community’s response to MDG 6 “To combat AIDS, malaria and other diseases” [1]. For HIV/AIDS it led to President George W.

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Looking Back and Beyond - Reflections of a Secretary General: 2008-2014

The world is changing and so must we, the largest humanitarian organization in the world. With beneficiaries, volunteers and staff reaching every corner of the world, we are at the forefront of change, as we witness it and partake in it every day.

After six years at the head of the world’s largest humanitarian organization – a global network that has a presence in nearly every country in the world and has a brand recognized by every age group around the world – I have had an exceptional vantage point to observe the world and how it is changing.

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Why toilets are essential for growing healthy children

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Guardian

New research shows sanitation is linked to stunting. Lawrence Haddad explains how toilets can improve child growth

Lawrence Haddad

Approximately 160 million children under the age of 5 are stunted. This means they are failing to grow well and lack of height can be a marker of a whole range of developmental setbacks including cognitive impairment.

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Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations - July 2014

New guidelines stress increasing key populations’ access to HIV services

Countries need to remove legal and social barriers that prevent many people from accessing services for HIV testing, treatment and care, according to new WHO guidelines.

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Global Fund Mid-2014 Results Factsheet

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The Global Fund

The Global Fund announced today that 6.6 million people are getting antiretroviral treatment for HIV through programs supported by Global Fund grants, with particularly strong gains in Nigeria, Mozambique, India, and Uganda this year. In mid-year results for 2014, the Global Fund also reported that programs supported by its grants have distributed a total of more than 410 million mosquito nets to protect children and families against malaria, an increase of 14 percent. In addition, 11.9 million people have been treated for tuberculosis in programs supported by the Global Fund.

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WHO welcomes global momentum on viral hepatitis

23 JULY 2014 ¦ MELBOURNE/GENEVA - On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, WHO welcomes new progress in tackling one of the world’s most serious diseases. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year.

“For years, viral hepatitis has been largely neglected,” says Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General at WHO. “But now we are beginning to see greater awareness and global momentum building to tackle it.”

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