The Lucrecia Paim Maternity Hospital is one of Angola’s model clinics in providing access to antiretroviral therapy for pregnant women living with HIV to prevent the transmission of the virus to their babies.
The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé has appointed two popular Angolan musicians C4 Pedro and Titica as National Goodwill Ambassadors on 7 October at a press event held in Luanda, Angola. The two musicians will help raise awareness on issues relating to HIV prevention and treatment, especially among young people in Angola.
The President of Angola José Eduardo dos Santos said his country is committed to stopping new HIV infections among children and improving access to HIV treatment. He made the commitment during a meeting with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on 7 October in Angola’s capital of Luanda.
Hard-won gains against the HIV epidemic in Jamaica could be at stake due to national budgetary constraints and the country’s increasing HIV treatment costs, a study shows. As a result, the Jamaican government has taken steps to enhance the planning and efficiency of its national AIDS programme.
Obstetricians and gynecologists, ministers, public health specialists and civil society organizations convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 2-5 October at the First International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) Africa Regional Conference to discuss ways of improving maternal and child health in Africa.
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé welcomed the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Kostyantyn Gryshchenko to UNAIDS Headquarters in Geneva. During their bilateral meeting, they reviewed Ukraine’s impressive progress in its national AIDS response.
The population of South Sudan is largely made up of young people. According to the World Bank, 51% of the population in the country are under the age of 18 and 72% are under the age of 30. President Kiir acknowledged the need to tailor HIV services to the needs of young people, “If they are left vulnerable, there will be no country,” he said.
UNAIDS and the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent State (CIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 30 September at UNAIDS Headquarters in Geneva. The agreement aims at intensifying the AIDS response in countries of the CIS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia—where the HIV epidemic continues to rise.
The Secretary of State John Kerry unveiled a United States (US) plan to enter into Country Health Partnerships—a new model of collaborative work—with Namibia, Rwanda and South Africa.
Barbara Martinez, a young Ecuadorian activist living with HIV, urged the international community not to drop its guard on HIV during her address at the 68th United Nations General Assembly special event on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Bloggers, HIV experts and emerging leaders in the social good arena from around the world met in New York to discuss how new technologies can be used to effectively respond to HIV and can help create a new narrative around AIDS for the post 2015 world.
On the occasion of the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations starting in New York on 24 September, WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and for Malaria released a joint statement calling for a final push to achieve the health-related MDGs and lay the foundations for a post-2015 world.
As world leaders prepare to meet to review progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) evaluates international efforts to finance the response to the AIDS epidemic.
Some of the world’s leading HIV scientists, doctors, and health economists have gathered in London on 22-24 September to present the clinical and financial case for HIV treatment and other HIV prevention activities to achieve the 2015 global AIDS targets.