And the annual number of people who die from AIDS has nearly halved from 1.9 million to 1 million between 2005 and 2016.
The World Health Organization said Tuesday that Bhutan and the Maldives have eliminated measles, becoming the first countries in their region to stop the highly contagious disease.
Like many young punks, Gerson Govea saw himself as a misfit. But few embraced the role as self-destructively as this Cuban rocker: he deliberately infected himself with HIV.
India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies.
The World Health Organization says it has noticed changes in the bird flu virus now spreading in China, but says the risk of the disease spreading easily between people remains low.
Health authorities are urging residents not to consume raw or undercooked eggs, as the avian flu threat in Taiwan continues to rise.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed on Wednesday that 16 people working for a cargo and freight company in Keelung's Qidu District have been diagnosed with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), but reassured the public that the disease is not contagious.
Taiwan on Saturday reported its first case of human infection of avian influenza A (H7N9) for this year, involving a Taiwanese businessman based in China who was confirmed to be infected with the virus and continues to receive treatment in an intensive care unit, according to health authorities.
An innovative vaccine made from genetic material protected lab animals from the Zika virus in experiments, scientists reported Thursday, calling it a "promising" lead in fighting the threat to humans.
More than half of young Brazilian women have shunned pregnancy due to Zika, which can cause birth defects, according to research released Friday.