Global Health News Last Week

December 1 was World AIDS Day.
December 3 was International Day for Persons with Disabilities.

The UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change kicked off its 2010 summit in Cancún on November 29; it will last through this Friday, December 10. Triple Crisis is running a good general series on the conference, while Jade Sasser, a policy advisor for the Public Health Institute, is blogging about the event with a special focus on the health effects of climate change on Blog 4 Global Health and Dialogue4Health.

The mHealth Africa Summit was held in Accra, Ghana, on December 2 and 3.

A massive meningitis vaccination campaign, with the newly-developed vaccine MenAfriVacTM, kicks off today in Burkina Faso.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign, which begins with the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women on November 25, is underway and will go until December 10.

The NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women held the first annual Health and Well-Being of Displaced Women Conference in Kuala Lumpur on November 29-30.

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