Global Health Organizations Call For An End To 'Virginity Tests'

Global Health Organizations Call For An End To 'Virginity Tests'

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. agencies are calling for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl or woman is a virgin through gynecological tests. The World Health Organization, U.N. Women and the U.N. Human Rights office say the “medically unnecessary” tests have been documented in at least 20 countries across […]

United Nations agencies call for ban on virginity testing

United Nations agencies call for ban on virginity testing

Virginity testing — a gynecological examination conducted under the belief that it determines whether a woman or girl has had vaginal intercourse — must end, says UN Human Rights, UN Women and the World Health Organization (WHO). In a global call to eliminate violence against women and girls everywhere, this medically unnecessary, and often times […]

German Chancellor Merkel, WHO DG Tedros, Global Fund Chief Sands Speak At World Health Summit On Global …

German Chancellor Merkel, WHO DG Tedros, Global Fund Chief Sands Speak At World Health Summit On Global …

German Chancellor Merkel, WHO DG Tedros, Global Fund Chief Sands Speak At World Health Summit On Global Health Security, Data Procurement Oct 18, 2018 The Guardian: Merkel calls for international unity in the face of global health threats“Angela Merkel has urged countries to work together in the fight against global health threats, warning that disease and […]

UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries

UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries

GENEVA — UN agencies are calling for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl or woman is a virgin through gynecological tests. The World Health Organization, UN Women and the UN Human Rights office say the “medically unnecessary” tests have been documented in at least 20 countries across the […]

What global health experts could learn from bankers

What global health experts could learn from bankers

Bankers may not be held in the highest regard but they could teach the global health world a thing or two about speedy data collection. Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, told a briefing of journalists at the World Health Summit in Berlin, that efforts to control […]

Africa: Global Health Organizations Commit to New Ways of Working Together for Greater Impact

Africa: Global Health Organizations Commit to New Ways of Working Together for Greater Impact

Photo: @WHO/Twitter The heads of 11 global health and development organisations make a commitment to find new ways of working together to accelerate progress towards achieving glocal health goals. press release Berlin,  16 October 2018 – Eleven heads of the world’s leading health and development organizations today signed a landmark commitment to find new ways […]

Merkel calls for international unity in the face of global health threats

Merkel calls for international unity in the face of global health threats

Angela Merkel has urged countries to work together in the fight against global health threats, warning that disease and epidemics are security risks that do not respect national borders. Addressing international health experts in Berlin, the German chancellor acknowledged that global cooperation was under pressure, but said nations cannot ignore health challenges. “We all know […]

The DRC Ebola Outbreak May Be Declared an International Public Health Emergency. Here's What to Know

The DRC Ebola Outbreak May Be Declared an International Public Health Emergency. Here's What to Know

The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet Wednesday to determine whether a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. The meeting, set to be held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, comes about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level […]