Preventing HIV in high HIV burden settings through voluntary medical male circumcision

Preventing heterosexually acquired HIV and achieving global HIV incidence goals require a combination of interventions. Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is one of these interventions in settings with a high burden of HIV. New guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) updates earlier recommendations on VMMC for HIV prevention. TheseContinue Reading

A tribute to aid workers on the front lines

Amid a global pandemic, unprecedented needs and growing insecurity, aid workers and health-care responders are staying and delivering to the world’s most vulnerable people. Last year was the most violent on record for humanitarians, with 483 attacked, 125 killed, 234 wounded and 124 kidnapped. The UN condemns all attacks onContinue Reading

Updated Buruli ulcer recording and reporting forms are now available

Accurate, standardized recording and reporting of data are essential for disease control activities. Surveillance is the continued collection, collation and analysis of data and the timely dissemination of information to decision-makers for action to be taken. The new forms being introduced will also help in collecting high-quality data on BuruliContinue Reading