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A report just released says more than one billion people around the world experience some form of disabilities and is calling on governments to step up efforts to help them.
The latest report, jointly released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank on Thursday, is said to be the first-ever World Report on Disability, which provides the first global estimates of persons with disabilities in 40 years.
World leaders will come together from Wednesday 8 June for a three-day UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS in New York to review progress and chart the future course of the global AIDS response.
In Senegal, one of the challenging health issues for the government is the problem of maternal mortality, which is estimated at 1,200 per one 100,000 live births.The high rate of maternal mortality is partly attributed to illiteracy and lack of adequate health information, mainly in the rural areas of the country.
Early seasonal weather forecasts predict rainfalls above average in Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso during the June-September rainy season, a media statement from the UN humanitarian agency OCHA has said.
An estimated 6.6 million people in low- and middle-income countries were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV/AIDS at the end of 2010, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Of this, an estimated 420 000–460 000 were children.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says fighting in the Lower Sassandra region in southern Ivory Coast has forced between 4,000 – 6,000 people to flee their homes, expressing concern over the condition of children and women.
Sierra Leone’s First Lady, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma, says immunization is one of the success stories in her country’s health delivery system.
Following mounted pressure on the National Assembly by pressure groups, the Nigerian Senate has finally passed the National Health Bill.
For the first time in Ghana’s history, health professionals will now be doing their national service after their educational training.
Health workers in Senegal are calling on the government to fulfill the agreement signed with them in 2009 to improve their working conditions or brace itself for more strike actions, after ending another strike this week.