Latest Millennium Development Goals Stories
Climate change could dramatically reduce the geographic ranges of thousands of common plant and animal species during this century.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List is widely considered to be the most comprehensive inventory of endangered and threatened species and the international organization is currently working on developing a similar list for the world’s fragile ecosystems.
Measuring coverage of maternal, newborn and child health in low- and middle-income countries is critical to ensuring that health interventions are reaching the women and children who need them most.
An international study, involving researchers from Griffith University's Eskitis Institute, has discovered a molecule which could form the basis of powerful new anti-malaria drugs.
More people worldwide own a cellphone than have access to toilets or latrines, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson revealed as part of what the global governing body has deemed “a call for urgent action to end the crisis of 2.5 billion people without basic sanitation.”
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lentivirus, causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition in humans were the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Infection is transferred through bodily fluids where HIV is present as both free virus particles and within infected immune cells. The four most common routes of infection are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her...
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