Inequalities hinder treatment of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis – WHO

World Health Organisation described inequality as a major hindrance to ending HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

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WHO revealed this in a joint report yesterday, by the WHO and Global Fund, which revealed that the extent of underlying health inequalities had remained poorly documented and understood.

The report stated that if inequalities were not identified, it could be hard to meet people’s health needs.

As a result, the report accessed the global state of inequality in relationship with the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

Using the latest available global data for 32 health indicators up to 186 countries, the report revealed that while national averages of HIV, TB and malaria indicators have generally improved in the past decade, the poorest, least educated and rural subgroups tend to remain at a disadvantage across most HIV, TB and malaria indicators.

WHO Director-General, Dr.


 
Okwuego.

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Inequalities hinder treatment of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis – WHO

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