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04 October 2018

Why breastfeeding is a political issue

Fundamentally, breastfeeding is about infant feeding. However, it has also become – among other things – about gender and economic equality, commercial interests, poverty, non-communicable diseases and the overall health and well-being of both the mother and the child. From a nutritional perspective, it should be a fairly straightforward case. The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Breastfeeding...
10 July 2018

UNAIDS PCB: Ending the AIDS epidemic, sexual misconduct and TB

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS – UNAIDS held its 42nd Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) meeting, which took place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 26–28 June 2018. The PCB is comprised of representatives...

04 July 2018

Election of the IOM Director General – A wind of change in migration...

With the election on 29 June 2018 of Portugal’s Antonio Vitorino as new Director General of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the traditional lead of the organisation by the Unites States...

03 July 2018

Atul Gawande, Failure and Systems for Safer Surgery

Crew on each of the hundreds of airplanes landing safely in Geneva every week must complete a pre-flight checklist, designed to improve communication and reduce risk. This is aviation’s response to surgeon...

02 July 2018

New tool for AMR research community to encourage research collaboration...

PLOS, in collaboration with the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) launched an antimicrobial resistance (AMR) channel during a side event at this years’ World Health Assembly...