The transition from paper-based to electronic health record (EHR) systems in low- and middle-income countries poses some unique challenges for privacy and confidentiality, security, and data integrity and availability.
Guinea was ground zero for the 2014 outbreak of Ebola virus, and health experts were concerned that other critical health issues such as routine care for maternal and child health, might suffer because of clinic closures or fears of contracting the virus.
This regional advocacy strategy on HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is intended for use by Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States at a national level.
Clinical trials are more and more delocalized to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), either for reasons of external validity (to test new interventions in various epidemiological settings), or for convenience reasons (lower costs, easier review and easier availability of subjects), or for g
UNAIDS welcomes the stronger health and rights approach that is emerging in current drug control debates in the context of the 2016 UNGASS on the World Drug Problem. This trend needs to be translated into concrete operational and measurable commitments by Member States.
In the past 20 years, increasing attention has been paid to ending impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict-affected settings and to achieving assistance and justice for victims. It is acknowledged that this is an important part of the response to sexual violence.
Angola has one of the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy and childbirth in sub-Saharan Africa, with an adolescent fertility rate of 192 per 1,000 women. In Luanda, Angola’s most populous province, 12% of pregnant women are adolescents.