More than four years since its launch, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has made significant gains in combating three of the world's deadliest diseases, but is threatened by funding shortfalls.
Cases of maternal and child deaths have increased drastically in Africa, despite commitments by governments to reverse the trend.
South Africans, like the citizens of many other African countries, suffer from a number of serious health problems. As a result, average life expectancy at birth has declined from 62 years in 1990 to a mere 43 years in 2006.
By Brigitte Stark-Merklein. LUANDA, Angola, 21 June 2006 With excitement about the 2006 FIFA World Cup at a peak, Angolan star players are among the most recognizable role models here, inspiring a sense of achievement much appreciated in this war-ravaged country.
20 JUNE 2006 GENEVA -- Leaders of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, are coordinating action to reverse the global trend of deteriorating levels of sexual and reproductive health and reduce the adverse impact on mothers, babies and young people.
Health for All, not the privileged few....
NGOs in both developing and developed countries and disease burdened communities have expressed concern about the lack of resources needed to fund their fight against HIV and AIDS.
The World Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body for WHO. It generally meets in Geneva in May each year, and is attended by delegations from all 192 member states.
Addressing sexual and reproductive health is key to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, reveals a new report today released by the UN Millennium Project at the Global Health Council's 33rd Annual International Conference on Global Health.
Managing the Politics of Equity and Social Determinants of Health - the title of the informal briefing the Commission held at the 59th World Health Assembly.