Key and vulnerable populations

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January 25, 2016

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases, are now the leading cause of death in most regions of the world.

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January 22, 2016

BMC Public Health | BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted | DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2661-x | © McGee et al. 2016

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January 15, 2016

There are more than one million children under the age of 18 living in Lesotho. One in three of these children are orphans, and nearly half (45%) of all households are caring for at least one orphan.

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January 15, 2016

Good healthcare systems are complex, and various sectors—including communities, civil society organizations, governments, international bodies, and the private sector—all have an essential role. These roles include implementation, funding, policy guidance, and coordination.

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January 7, 2016

Innovations around the world transformed the HIV efforts of countries into a global response capable of achieving Millennium Development Goal 6 and getting HIV treatment to almost 16 million people.

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January 5, 2016

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.

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November 9, 2015

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.

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November 6, 2015

In a small, stone-and-cement building in rural Lesotho, lives are being changed and futures formed. More than 70 children dressed in green school uniforms pay close attention to their preschool teacher, 43-year-old Malitsoanelo Moqasa.

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November 6, 2015

Manthabeleng Ramotsekhoane is 65 years old and looks after her family of eight: six grandchildren aged 17 to four years, and two of her adult children. The family lives in Thabang village in Mokhotlong—one of the most rural areas in Lesotho.

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October 29, 2015

Prior research has established an association between sexual violence and HIV. Exposure to sexual violence during childhood can profoundly impact brain architecture and stress regulatory response.