African Regional Health Report.

Position:Worldwide news - HIV/AIDS - Brief article

This new report from WHO provides a comprehensive analysis of key public health issues and progress in Africa:

* HIV/AIDS continues to devastate the region, which has 11% of the world's population and 60% of the people living with HIV, but more and more people are receiving life-saving treatment.

* In Mali, community cost-sharing schemes have provided 35 of the country's 57 community health centres with staff trained to deliver babies and perform emergency caesarian sections, making skilled obstetric care available to thousands of women who could not previously afford it.

While drawing the world's attention to such...

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