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7 October 2017 – Having seen first-hand the destruction wrought by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday called for the full mobilization of the international community to support the people of the affected areas, while stressing the need to accelerate climate action. “I have just witnessed a level of devastation that I have never seen in my life,” Mr. Guterres told a press conference following a visit to storm-battered Barbuda. “I have been in areas torn by conflict. In my own country, I have seen earthquakes, I've seen storms […] I have never seen such a high-level…
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 The Ministry of Public Health is preparing a country-wide re-launch of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine shortly. To this end, the ministry in collaboration with UNICEF hosted a sensitisation session for civil society on its importance. he session was held on Tuesday, October 3, at the Marriott where Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and Gynae-Oncologist, Dr. Vikash Chatrani delivered the relevant information needed for the stakeholders participating. They were reliably informed of everything concerning HPV, its effects as well as the purpose of the vaccine. HPV is caused by a virus which is unlike Human Immunodeficiency…
UNAIDS Press Release - 3 October 2017 New report from UNAIDS gives evidence and highlights best practices on confronting stigma and discrimination to ensure access to health services GENEVA, 3 October 2017—UNAIDS has released a new report showing how stigma and discrimination is creating barriers to accessing HIV prevention, testing and treatment services and putting lives at risk. The report, Confronting discrimination: overcoming HIV-related stigma and discrimination in health-care settings and beyond, was launched by the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, during the Human Rights Council Social Forum. It shows that people living with HIV who experience high levels of HIV-related…