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More than 900 000 lives saved by protecting people living with HIV from TB

Friday, March 2nd, 2012 | Permalink

2 March 2012 — An estimated 910 000 lives were saved globally over six years by improving collaboration between TB and HIV services. In light of the experiences gained over the last six years, WHO is today launching an updated global policy to accelerate coordinated public health interventions to further reduce deaths from this dangerous combination of diseases.

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WHO upholds guidance on hormonal contraceptive use and HIV

Thursday, February 16th, 2012 | Permalink

16 February 2012 — WHO has concluded that women living with HIV or at high risk of HIV can safely continue to use hormonal contraceptives to prevent pregnancy. The recommendation follows a thorough review of evidence about links between hormonal contraceptive use and HIV acquisition.

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WHO upholds guidance on hormonal contraceptive use and HIV

Executive Board appoints the Regional Director for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 | Permalink

17 January 2012 — Dr Ala Alwan will take up his appointment as the Regional Director of WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region (WHO/EMRO) for a five-year term starting on 1 February 2012.

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12 000 fewer children perish daily in 2010 than in 1990 – UNICEF, WHO

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 | Permalink

15 September 2011 — The number of children under five years of age dying each year declined from more than 12 million in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010, UNICEF and WHO said today, releasing the latest estimates on worldwide child mortality.

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12 000 fewer children perish daily in 2010 than in 1990 – UNICEF, WHO