Pandemics and security – Security Council Open Debate (2 July 2020)

High-level open debate of the Security Council on the theme “Pandemics and security”. Global health risks, such as pandemics and epidemics, can become a threat to international peace and security. Striking examples of epidemics turning into global health risks include the epidemics of severe acute respiratory syndrome, HIV/AIDS and Ebola virus disease. In the case … Read more Pandemics and security – Security Council Open Debate (2 July 2020)

Herd Immunity for Covid-19 Is ‘a Fantasy’: Dr. Haseltine

Jun.15 — William Haseltine, who designed the strategy to develop the first treatment for HIV/AIDS and is now chair and president of consulting group ACCESS Health International, talks about the coronavirus outbreak. He speaks with Haidi Stroud-Watts and Shery Ahn on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.”

Solidarity with Africa & other topics – Daily Briefing (20 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Policy Brief/Africa – Africa Dialogue – Human Rights Chief/ Africa – Economic and Social Council – Global Human Development – COVID-19/Child Malnutrition – Security Council/Middle East – South Sudan – Cyclone Amphan/Bangladesh – COVID-19/Kenya – COVID-19/Armenia – World Bee Day – International Day For … Read more Solidarity with Africa & other topics – Daily Briefing (20 May 2020)

UN chief on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa

Statement by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the launch of United Nations Policy Brief on the Impact of COVID-19 on Africa. As COVID-19 spreads across the continent, Africa has responded swiftly to the pandemic, and as of now reported cases are lower than feared. Even so, much hangs in the balance. In recent years … Read more UN chief on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa

Pandemics in history: HIV/AIDS

Forty years ago, a mysterious virus emerged in the gay community in the United States. Identified in 1983 by the Institut Pasteur, HIV/AIDS has killed millions of people around the world, and continues to do so. Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … Visit … Read more Pandemics in history: HIV/AIDS

How Dr. Anthony Fauci came to be the trusted infectious disease expert he is today l Nightline

Fauci has led the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for 36 years, through several viral epidemics including HIV/AIDS, SARS, Zika and Ebola. Now, he’s tackling COVID-19. WATCH NIGHTLINE EPISODES: https://abc.go.com/shows/nightline ALSO AVAILABLE ON HULU: https://hulu.tv/2wSmSrZ BREAKING NEWS UPDATES: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/Coronavirus SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://bit.ly/2vZb6yP Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK … Read more How Dr. Anthony Fauci came to be the trusted infectious disease expert he is today l Nightline

Togo’s Fimo228 festival: Harnessing fashion in the fight against AIDS

Togo’s seventh International Fashion Festival is proof that fashion can be both fun and informative. This year, the event teamed up with the UN in its fight against HIV/AIDS. A fashion show organised in the streets of the capital Lomé was a colourful celebration of home-grown talent, a night that culminated in the distribution of … Read more Togo’s Fimo228 festival: Harnessing fashion in the fight against AIDS

146th Meeting of the Executive Board, Re-election of the Regional Director for Africa

The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 146th session in Geneva, has re-appointed Dr Matshidiso Moeti for a second term as WHO Regional Director for Africa and Dr Hans Kluge as Regional Director for Europe in his first term. “I am greatly honoured to have been appointed to serve a second term as the WHO … Read more 146th Meeting of the Executive Board, Re-election of the Regional Director for Africa

‘Black OG’: Whisky-soaked burger named best in France

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS – Thursday, March 16: In this show, we look at Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon’s electoral program. Libé wonders if the voters will choose their candidates on strategy as opposed to merit. French researchers have made a big breakthrough in the fight against HIV/AIDS and finally, get a whiff of the best … Read more ‘Black OG’: Whisky-soaked burger named best in France

“How to Survive a Plague” – The History of the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

How to Survive a Plague is a new documentary film from journalist, David France, who covered the HIV/AIDS pandemic from its early years when there were just 41 cases in the United States. This highly emotive film uses archive footage to chart the response of the gay community in New York and beyond to what still … Read more “How to Survive a Plague” – The History of the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

UK Blood Donation Restrictions Lifted for Gay Men

The UK has lifted restrictions on blood donations from men who have had sex with men to bring the rules into line with other group of people with high-risk sexual behaviour. The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs announced the decision on 8th September 2011. New data  and advances in the … Read more UK Blood Donation Restrictions Lifted for Gay Men

Interview with Shlomi Sendak – Head of the Israeli Medical Cannabis Clinic

Shlomi Sendak is Head of the Israeli Medical Cannabis Clinic and he spoke to The Global Herald about the legalisation of cannabis for medical uses by the Israeli cabinet on 7th August 2011: As you say that the Israeli Health Office has already recognized some of the medical uses of cannabis, what is the significance … Read more Interview with Shlomi Sendak – Head of the Israeli Medical Cannabis Clinic

Pfizer Commissions Distribution Hub for East Africa in Nairobi

Pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has commissioned a distribution hub for East Africa which will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, to improve efficiency in its supply chain and curb counterfeit of its products. Making the announcement, Country Director for Nigeria, and the East Africa region Mr. Enrico Liggeri said “the opening of the distribution hub in Nairobi … Read more Pfizer Commissions Distribution Hub for East Africa in Nairobi