Fulfilling DREAMS in South Africa Pilot projects are getting under way to lessen the impact of HIV among young women and adolescent girls by helping them become Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe under what’s being called the DREAMS initiative.
Zika Virus Chan’s decision is only the fourth PHEIC since revised International Health Regulations came into force in 2007. It follows the Director General’s declarations on swine flu (2009), polio (May 2015), and Ebola (August 2015).
Unsettled World Creates New Challenges for Polio Eradication—IMB Stopping all polio transmission by the end of 2016 will require enhanced security for immunization campaigns and devising ways to vaccinate children in increasingly complicated settings, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication initiative argues in its October report.
Rights On the Alameda Through a series of high-level plenaries, as well as smaller panels and side events, participants agreed that the new Sustainable Development Goals' (SDGs) focus on equity offers an opportunity to address both the "unfinished" MDG maternal, neonatal and child health agenda and anticipate the needs of today's girls and adolescents, many of whom will be tomorrow's mothers.