GENEVA — Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO.
These people are most at risk of HIV infection yet are least likely to have access to HIV prevention, testing and treatment services. In many countries they are left out of national HIV plans, and discriminatory laws and policies are major barrie
Age doesn't matter. This is the statement Filipino nurse Juanita Mejia is unconsciously making in the California health care industry as she remains active in her nursing profession at an age many people consider beyond retirement. At age 73 in 2006, Juanita started working fulltime as a nurse supervisor in a skilled nursing facility in Los Angeles, CA. And she considers an eight-hour shift a day a form of rest, noting that she had consistently held 2-3 jobs up until 2006 whe
Despite global efforts that led to significant successes in recent years, the World Health Organization said more needs to be done to prevent and control viral hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases that cause liver inflammation known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. On July 28, WHO and partners will mark World Hepatitis Day to increase the awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes. The international health organization identified as a m