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Telling Women to Avoid Pregnancy is Not a Solution For HIV and The Zika Virus

Telling Women to Avoid Pregnancy is Not a Solution For HIV and The Zika Virus

It is widely recognised that, if the transformations outlined in the sustainable development goals (SDGs) are to be achieved, respecting, protecting and fulfilling the human rights of women and girls – including their sexual and reproductive rights – will be essential. However, there is a significant barrier to this that frequently goes unmentioned: the role […]

Investing In ​​Health Is Not​ Cheap, But It Is Not A Luxury Either

Investing In ​​Health Is Not​ Cheap, But It Is Not A Luxury Either

While Ebola, Zika and yellow fever may seem like distant threats to most people living in the developed world, the lessons from these global crises should resonate across health services in all countries. At the G7 meeting in Ise-Shima, Japan, and the world health assembly in Geneva this week, world leaders and health policymakers have […]

Zika virus ‘scarier’ than thought: US health officials

Zika virus ‘scarier’ than thought: US health officials

In Summary Borne by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, Zika has spread quickly to more than 30 places in Latin America and the Caribbean since last year. Rare cases of sexual transmission of the virus have also been recorded. Hundreds of thousands of people in the US territory of Puerto Rico could become infected with Zika […]