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Mosquito sterilization offers new opportunity to control chikungunya, dengue, and Zika

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The Sterile Insect Technique is a form of insect birth control. The process involves rearing large quantities of sterilized male mosquitoes in dedicated facilities, and then releasing them to mate with females in the wild. As they do not produce any offspring, the insect population declines over time. 

This technique will be tested as part of global health efforts to control diseases such as chikungunya, dengue and Zika.
 

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WHO steps up dengue control
Insulin prequalification programme to expand access to life-saving diabetes treatment
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WHO has announced a programme to boost access to insulin for people with diabetes, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

About 65 million people with type 2 diabetes need insulin, but only half of them are able to access it, largely due to high prices.  All people with type 1 diabetes need insulin to survive.

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