The Fight Against HIV/AIDS Makes Gains, But Severe Global Health Problems Persist

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A UN AIDS report released this week actually had good news to share: The rate of new HIV cases amongst children in seven Sub-Saharan countries has been cut in half, while a number of other African nations have also made significant reductions in the rate of infection. While these figures represent remarkable progress, people across the world continue to face a number of grave public health problems. Here's an update on five of the most pressing global health issues: AIDS/HIV, the clean water crisis, malaria, family planning, and violence against women.

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