The U.N. Security Council “has unanimously adopted a resolution underlining the need for continued international action to halt the impact of HIV and AIDS in conflict and post-conflict situations,” VOA News reports.
“At least 20 people have died due to torrential downpours in Haiti, authorities said Tuesday, and aid agencies are scrambling to respond to a resurgence of cholera triggered by the heavy rain,” CNN reports (6/8).
Ahead of the U.N. High Level Meeting on AIDS, the Stop TB Partnership released five guidelines aimed at preventing tuberculosis, which results in one in four AIDS-related deaths, the U.N. News Centre writes.
More money, less waste and smarter programmes are urgently needed to consolidate precious gains in the war on AIDS and HIV, UNAIDS said” in a report released on Thursday ahead of the disease’s 30th anniversary and the beginning of the U.N. High Level Meeting on AIDS, Agence France-Presse reports.
UNICEF on Wednesday said it needs $6 million to continue treating water in Zimbabwe, which does not have the funds to do it on its own, Deutsche Presse-Agentur/M&C reports.
An estimated 2,500 young people are infected with HIV every day worldwide, and young women and adolescent girls are most at risk of contracting the disease because of biological and social factors, according to a report released on Wednesday by a group of U.N. agencies, RTT News reports.
Mobile phone use “may increase the risk of certain types of brain cancer in humans,” therefore “consumers should consider ways of reducing their exposure,” a WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) working group concluded on Tuesday, Reuters reports (Kelland, 5/31). “The working group discussed the possibility that these exposures…
“Tobacco will kill nearly six million people this year, including 600,000 non-smokers, because governments are not doing enough to persuade people to quit or protect others from second-hand smoke, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday,” which was observed as World No Tobacco Day, Reuters/Toronto Sun reports (Kelland, 5/31).
The Wall Street Journal reports on negotiations surrounding a U.N. declaration to be discussed at the High Level Meeting on AIDS scheduled for June 8-10 in New York.
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe on Saturday “told a Vatican conference [Pope Benedict XVI] had opened the door to greater dialogue with his groundbreaking comments on condoms and HIV prevention â€“ even as Vatican officials stressed abstinence and marital fidelity as the best prevention,” the Associated Press reports.