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HIV/AIDS Update - WHO issues new guidelines on the use of antiretroviral medicines
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on the use of antiretroviral medicines. These have been welcomed by UNAIDS as a significant step towards improving the lives of people living with HIV and reducing the transmission of the virus.
Nobel Prize - Joint award for discoverers of therapies for parasitic infections and malaria
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly. One half jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites and the other half to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria.
Yemen Update - Health crisis deepening, says WHO
WHO issued a statement late October saying ongoing violence and insecurity continues to limit the delivery of aid in Taiz governorate in Yemen, where more than 3.3 million people, including 300,585 internally displaced persons, are in critical need of health assistance.
Beyond Borders - MSF in Syria reports spike in civilian war casualties
Makeshift hospitals supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in September reported a series of extreme mass-casualty influxes resulting from 20 consecutive days of intense bombing attacks in August on markets and civilian buildings in the besieged communities of East Ghouta, near the Syrian capital.
Ebola Update - Preliminary study finds that Ebola virus persists in the semen of some survivors
A growing volume of data from careful clinical observation and testing of people who have recovered from acute Ebola virus disease indicates that the Ebola virus can persist at various sites in the body for many months in some people.
World Mental Health Day 2015 - Dignity and mental health
Thousands of people with mental health conditions around the world are deprived of their human rights. They are not only discriminated against, stigmatised and marginalised but are also subject to emotional and physical abuse in both mental health facilities and the community. Poor quality care due to a lack of qualified health professionals and dilapidated facilities leads to further violations.

 Date of upload: 16th Nov 2015
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