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INTERVIEW: Head of UN drug body urges greater access to treatment for women
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Monday, 31 July 2017
INTERVIEW: Head of UN drug body urges greater access to treatment for women
Women continue to be disproportionately affected by drug use, and face obstacles in accessing treatment, compared to men, according to the President of the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).Read Full Article ...
 
Ahead of World Day, UN agency says fight against hepatitis 'gaining momentum'
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Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Ahead of World Day, UN agency says fight against hepatitis 'gaining momentum'
On the eve of World Hepatitis Day, the United Nations health agency released a study that reveals efforts to eliminate disease are gaining momentum globally.Re...
 
AIDS-related deaths decline; 19.5 million people on life-saving treatment – UN report
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Thursday, 20 July 2017
AIDS-related deaths decline; 19.5 million people on life-saving treatment – UN report
The scales have tipped for the first time in the fight against AIDS as more than half of all people living with the HIV virus now have access to treatment, whi...
 
UN health agency urges early action to stave off threat of HIV drug resistance
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Thursday, 20 July 2017
UN health agency urges early action to stave off threat of HIV drug resistance
The United Nations health agency has warned that the spread of an HIV strain resistant to some of the most widely used medicines could undermine global progres...
 
Rainy season worsens cholera crisis in Yemen; UN agencies deliver clean water, food
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Thursday, 20 July 2017
Rainy season worsens cholera crisis in Yemen; UN agencies deliver clean water, food
Yemen is facing the world's largest cholera outbreak, the United Nations health agency today warned, with 5,000 Yemenis falling sick every day – the ma...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
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    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
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    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.