The Impact of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) on Women’s Health

by Orla Blundell, AWG Languedoc-Roussillon

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Key Facts and Figures:

  • Worldwide, there are more than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) acquired every day.
  • Each year, there are an estimated 357 million new infections.
  • More than 30 different bacteria, viruses and parasites are known to be transmitted...

Has Poliomyelitis Been Eradicated?

by Blandina Steinhauslin, AILO Florence

Polio in a few words

Polio (poliomyelitis) is a highly infectious viral disease. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause irreversible paralysis in a matter of hours. Polio is spread through person-to-person contact. When a child is infected with wild poliovirus, the virus enters the body through the mouth and...

Diagnosis: Human Trafficking

By Mary Adams, AWC The Hague

Violence against women is major health problem and a violation of women’s human rights. When the United Nations announced the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals agenda, in SDG 5 (Gender Equality) they included target 5.2: Eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking...

Alternative or Complimentary Medicines

By Sylvia Behrman, AILO Florence

Many people world-wide use health care that is outside mainstream Western medicine. These are called alternative or complimentary practices. Practices used together with conventional medicine are called complimentary and ones used instead of conventional medicine are called alternative.

Your doctor needs to know exactly what treatments you are taking, including herbal...

Women’s Health: HIV/AIDS - Where do we stand? 

By Blandina Steinhauslin, AILO Florence

HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, having claimed more than 35 million lives so far. In 2017, 940,000 people died from HIV-related causes globally. There were approximately 36.9 million people living with HIV at the end of 2017, with 1.8 million people becoming newly...

Elemental Nutrition

Improve your health and lower risk of chronic disease, with these nine tips to increase the nutrition and flavor in recipes and meals:

1. Presentation: Flavor is created in the brain from our senses of taste and smell, but we eat first with our eyes. Think about how food is presented, how colorful it looks, the eye appeal, and texture. Try to...

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