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Cuba achieves global milestone in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

PAHO-WHO have been working with partners in Cuba and other countries in the Americas to implement a regional initiative to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. Photo: PAHO/WHO

Cuba has become the first country to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. WHO and its regional office, the Pan American Health Organization…

5 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Punitive laws and stigma contributing to HIV and AIDS epidemic in Caribbean

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) and Prime Minster of Barbados, Freundel Stuart (left), unveil a plaque during the Secretary-General's visit to Barbados.
UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Punitive laws and stigma are contributing to the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean according to the UN…

3 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Need to address "unique needs" of Caribbean countries

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses journalists at UN Headquarters. UN Photo/Evan Schneider (file image)

Caribbean leaders have been urged by the UN Secretary-General to strengthen partnership opportunities during what he described as a…

2 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Rising number of Haitians leaving the Dominican Republic

Sandra Honoré.  UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Increasing numbers of people of Haitian origin are returning to Haiti from the Dominican Republic, according to the Head…

24 Jun 2015 / Listen /
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