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The UN Secretary General's Remarks at Press Conference on GAVI Replenishment E-mail

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The Secretary-General


  Remarks at Press Conference on GAVI Replenishment

Davos, Switzerland, 22 January 2015

Good afternoon,

Too many women and children still die from causes that a simple immunization could prevent.

I have seen first-hand how preventable diseases take away precious lives far too soon. I am proud to champion this upcoming Gavi Replenishment because it is right for individuals and societies. When women and children are healthy, classrooms are fuller, workforces are more productive and whole economies can be transformed.

East Asia to remain fastest growing region in the world in 2015–UN report E-mail

19 January 2015

East Asia to remain fastest growing region in the world in 2015–UN report

But growth could be at risk if China experiences sharper-than-expected slowdown or global liquidity tightens sharply 

Bangkok  — East Asia is projected to remain on a path of robust growth in 2015 with many countries in the region experiencing solid growth rates, says the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects 2015 (WESP) released today.

East Asia’s gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have grown by 6.1 per cent in 2014, moderately down from 6.4 per cent in 2013 and well below the pace recorded in the period before the global financial crisis. WESP projects economic growth will maintain the 6.1 per cent rate in 2015, before settling at 6.0 per cent in 2016.

Joint Press Release on Update on the Cluster of HIV Cases in Battambang E-mail

 Joint Press Release From the Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Cambodia, and the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Phnom Penh, 09 January 2015

Update on the Cluster of HIV Cases, Battambang

The Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia and partners are reporting the available information about the magnitude of the cluster of new HIV diagnoses reported in Battambang province, initial results of the on-going epidemiological investigation and response. These efforts are led by the National Centre for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STD (NCHADS) in close collaboration with a wide range of national and international partners including: the University of Health Sciences (UHS), the Institute Pasteur in Cambodia (IPC), Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, Battambang Provincial Health Department, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), US Agency for International Development (USAID), KHANA, FHI360, ARV User Association (AUA), AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF), Population Services Khmer (PSK), Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope (SHCH), and Buddhist for Development (BFD).


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