Countries in the Americas are making progress toward the elimination of diseases such as malaria, pediatric HIV and congenital syphilis, and tuberculosis. But additional sustained investments—including support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria—are critical to allow countries to finish the job, experts said at a Sept. 30 briefing organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).
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.
The World Health Organization (WHO) today, together with the European Respiratory Society (ERS), presented a new framework to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in countries with low levels of the disease.
Update: World TB Day 2014 (03/19/2014)
World TB Day 2014 (03/04/2014)