global health

drinking | Longevity LIVE

The WHO (World Health Organization) says 283 million individuals are currently battling alcohol-use disorders and over 3 million people have died of alcohol-related diseases each year.   Its annual global status report provides a general review of alcohol consumption and harms in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (1). The report

malaria | Longevity LIVE

Today marks an important year for the global malaria community as World Malaria Day is commemorated today. While it is a day to celebrate the strides made to conquer the disease, malaria-combatting organizations, governments, and key funders also take stock of what is needed to see the end of this

HIV | Longevity LIVE

Global statistics show that approximately 37 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV (1). Unfortunately, there is no cure for the disease and the only way to manage it is with ARVs. However, a recent study shows promising news in regards to finding a cure for the disease. It’s

HIV | Longevity LIVE

It would seem as though some battles are being won in the fight against HIV/AIDS, with 1.4 million new infections among children under 15 successfully averted since the year 2010. According to Dr Idris Baba – HIV/AIDS specialist with UNICEF in Kaduna, Nigeria – 80% of pregnant women with HIV