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HIV / AIDS
New York, June 9 (Just Earth News):At a high-level meeting on ending AIDS that opened at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, Member States adopted a new political declaration that includes a set of time-bound targets to fast-track the pace of progress towards combating the worldwide scourge of HIV and AIDS over the next five years and end the epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. more
UN urges collective action ahead of forum to fast-track AIDS response over next five years

New York, June 7 (Just Earth News):While much has been done over the past few years to halt and reverse the AIDS epidemic, the international community is set to gather for a three-day meetin ...

New UN report shows that urgent action is needed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030

New York, May 7 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A new report released by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns that the AIDS epidemic could be prolonged indefinitely if urgent action is ...

Workplace stress ‘a collective challenge’ as work-life boundaries become blurred – UN

New York, Apr 29 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Marking World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thurssday outlined the finding ...

UN report urges rights-based approach to reduce HIV infections among drug users

New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Ahead of next week’s General Assembly special session on drugs, the United Nations agency leading the world’s HIV/AIDS response has rel ...

United Nations News Centre - ‘Stand out and stand together,’ says UN on Zero Discrimination Day

New York, Mar 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations agency leading the world’s HIV/AIDS response Tuesday called on the international community to celebrate individuality, as it ...

UN and Kenya team up to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

New York, Sept 18 (JEN): The United Nations programme that works to combat HIV/AIDS is working with the Government of Kenya in a bid to end the AIDS epidemic in the country by 2030, through ...

UN announces deal to sharply lower price of HIV early infant diagnosis

New York, Jul 21 (JEN): A dramatic 35 percent reduction in the price for HIV early infant diagnostic technologies on Monday has been announced by the United Nations-backed Diagnostics Access ...

Blood donation in Kolkata red-light districts triggers row

Kolkata, July 18 (JEN): In what is seen as a major threat to public health and violation of rules, two clubs in Kolkata hosted blood donation camps in two high-HIV transmission risk zone red ...

Addis: UN announces world has delivered on halting AIDS epidemic

New York, Jul 15 (JEN): The world has exceeded the targets contained in the Millennium Development Goals to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 203 ...