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"Self care" for sexual and reproductive health 

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At least 400 million people worldwide lack access to the most essential health services. Around 1 in 5 of the world’s population will be living in humanitarian crises. At the same time, new diagnostics, devices, drugs and digital innovations are transforming how people interact with the health sector.

In response to this, WHO published its first guideline on self-care interventions for health, focusing on ways people can look after their own sexual & reproductive health, including self-injectable contraceptives, home-based ovulation predictor kits, HIV self-testing and self-sampling for HPV and sexually transmitted infections.
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Eliminating trachoma:
millions of people no longer at risk
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Trachoma is the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness. It has blinded or visually impaired around 1.9 million people worldwide. Blindness from trachoma is irreversible. The infection that causes trachoma spreads through personal contact (via hands, clothes or bedding) and by flies that have been in contact with discharge from the eyes or nose of an infected person.
 
New WHO data shows that the number of people at risk of trachoma has fallen from 1.5 billion in 2002 to just over 142 million in 2019, a reduction of 91%. The number of people requiring surgery for the late, blinding stage of trachoma – has decreased from 7.6 million in 2002 to 2.5 million in 2019, a reduction of 68%.

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