One Million New STI Cases Every Day, Says WHO

THERE are more than one million new Sexually Transmitted Infections among people aged between 15 and 49 years, the World Health Organisation says. By Kudakwashe Pembere In a report released on Thursday, the WHO noted that this translates to more than 376 million new cases annually of four infections such as gonorrhoea, thrichomoniasis, chlamydia and syphilis. “We’re seeing a concerning lack of progress in stopping the spread of sexually transmitted infections worldwide,” said Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director for Universal Health Coverage and the Life-Course at WHO. “This is a…

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