In just five years Sweden has dramatically reduced the number of its women in prostitution. In the capital city of Stockholm the number of women in street prostitution has been reduced by two thirds, and the number of johns has been reduced by 80%.
Cases of tuberculosis are set accelerate worldwide unless action is taken to curb diabetes, a chronic condition that weakens the immune system and triples the risk a person will develop the lung disease, health experts warned.
“South Africa has made considerable strides in the fight against malaria by cutting mortality rates by an impressive 85% over the past twelve years,” says Dr Pete Vincent of Netcare Travel Clinics and Tokai Medicross Family Medical and Dental Centre.
The award-winning documentary Fire in the Blood exposes the challenges NGOs, doctors and activists face in their fight against big pharma and patent laws that prevent millions of HIV/AIDS patients in the developing world from accessing lifesaving drugs.
Aid money often simply disappears, Oyewale Tomori, a former Africa regional virologist for WHO charged, "and we are left underdeveloped, totally and completely unprepared to tackle emerging pathogens."
Ahead of the 5 November elections for a new chief of the WHO's Africa division, The Lancet criticizes a catastrophic failure by WHO AFRO in achieving its mandate to monitor emerging health threats on the continent and to signal those threats to the wider international community.