Since dozens of countries have achieved or exceeded their 2020 targets in their fight against AIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS plans to set brand new targets for 2025 - and eradicate the virus by 2030.
The World Health Organization has decided to identify Corona variants with Greek letters instead of the country where they were first discovered not only to simplify discussions, but to get rid of the stigma around the names.
Through their startup, two American female scientists successfully created the world’s first lab-grown breast milk, nutritionally equivalent to female-lactated milk, to help parents to feed their babies.
As the world is trying to cope with the corona pandemic, rich countries and drugmakers vowed to put more efforts in sharing doses and in investing money to help poorer region in their fight against the virus.
A team of scientists in the United States have proven the efficacy of a groundbreaking device that helps paralyzed people communicate more easily after a quadriplegic man was able to “mind write” with astonishing accuracy.
Teams of doctors in London, United Kingdom are now able to operate on unborn babies who suffer from spina bifida - a spinal malformation - thus sparing them from paralysis and other health problems once they are out of the womb.
Gambia becomes the second African country to eliminate trachoma - a disease that can cause blindness - as a public health problem, an encouraging milestone towards the World Health Organization's target of curbing 20 neglected tropical diseases by 2030.
According to trials on children in Burkina Faso, malaria could be a thing of the past thanks to a highly-effective vaccine that could potentially cut down the death toll enough to envision the eradication of the disease in Africa.
A laboratory in California, United States managed to develop a vaccine that targets the right immune cells to fight HIV, showing great promise as the first stage of a vaccine strategy in the fight against this deadly virus - and other viral diseases.
The typhoid conjugate vaccine becomes the latest introduced in Liberia – the first African country to do so – and authorities are planning to vaccinate millions of children.