COVID-19, inflation and foreign aid cut accelerating health inequality: WHO
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In almost every country, the gap between rich and poor is getting wider, and the global cost of living crisis is driving more people into poverty, Tedros said.
"Access to life-saving prevention tools, testing and treatment, whether for HIV, COVID-19 and now monkeypox, too often relies on chance: where you were born, the colour of your skin and how much you earn," Tedros said.
He called on donor nations to maintain funding for global health.
Global HIV community leaders warned that the world is losing ground against HIV. According to a report of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (
The UNAIDS report also showed that the number of people on HIV treatment increased more slowly in 2021 than it had in over a decade.
More than 9,500 in-person and nearly 2,000 virtual participants were registered to attend the fully hybrid AIDS 2022, which takes place from July 29 to August 2 in the Canadian city of
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