News tagged with middle income countries

Facts about HIV/AIDS worldwide in 2011

Here are some key facts and figures on HIV/AIDS in 2011, released by UNAIDS on Wednesday ahead of the International AIDS Conference set to take place in Washington on July 22-27.

Jul 18, 2012
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HIV drug resistance creeps higher: WHO

Drug resistance to HIV medicines has been creeping higher in parts of Africa and Asia but is not steep enough to cause alarm, said a survey released by the World Health Organization on Wednesday.

Jul 18, 2012
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HIV drugs reach 8 million in needy countries

More than eight million people -- a record number in low- and middle-income countries -- are now taking antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV, according to data released Wednesday by UNAIDS.

Jul 18, 2012
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How useful are short-term medical missions?

Australia is a world leader in sending medical personnel to less developed countries to assist with a variety of medical issues but the contribution of these missions has now been examined in a study, led ...

May 30, 2012
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WHO target to cut early chronic illness deaths

The World Health Organization announced on Friday it was set to approve a new target to reduce premature deaths from chronic illnesses such as heart disease by a quarter by 2025.

May 25, 2012
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Many countries still lack a health research strategy

Although there has been a steady increase in medical research from low- and middle- income countries in recent decades, there are still many countries that lack anything resembling a health research strategy, according to ...

Apr 24, 2012
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