Important suggestions by international experts to improve the health of those in prison and to reduce both the health risks and risks to society of imprisonment. In particular, it aims to facilitate better prison health practices in the fields of: (i) human rights and medical ethics, (ii) communicable diseases, (iii) noncommunicable diseases, (iv) oral health, (v) risk factors, (vi) vulnerable groups and (vii) prison health management.
There is one data issue that hasn’t gotten enough attention: the gender data gap. The problem is that right now many countries don’t have robust data on the lives of girls and women – or the data they have is bad because of gender biases and difficulties collecting it.
Documenting the scourge of AIDS at times felt like standing at a revolving door of human drama, pain, suffering, defeat, death and even victory in spite of all odds, all spilled through in even volumes.
This report aims to explore the role of the media in reducing stigma related to HIV. It is is a practical guide to inform those working in the field of media models that have proved successful,and to inspire innovative approaches to reduce stigma based on detailed research and the needs of the communities they seek to help.
A new blood test provides a fast and accurate tool to diagnose tuberculosis in children, a new proof-of-concept study shows. The newly developed test (TAM-TB assay) is the first reliable immunodiagnostic assay to detect active tuberculosis in children. The test features excellent specificity, a similar sensitivity as culture tests in combination with speed of a blood test. The promising findings are a major advance for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in children, particularly in tuberculosis-endemic regions.