Press Release: Kenyan Civil Society Applauds Historic HIV Commitments by World Leaders, Call on President Kenyatta to Adopt “90-90-90” Initiative

  AIDS Law Project * Health GAP Kenya * World AIDS Campaign PRESS RELEASE * For Immediate Release 26th September 2014 Kenyan Civil Society Applauds Historic HIV Commitments by World Leaders, Call on President Kenyatta to Adopt “90-90-90” Initiative  On September 25 2014, UNAIDS launched the “90-90-90” initiative to end the AIDS epidemic by setting […]

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Communities Delegation Condemns New Nigerian Same-Sex Law

The Communities Delegation to the Board of the Global Fund condemns the signing into law of the Same Sex [Prohibition] Act 2014 by the Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. The Act bans marriages or civil unions between persons of the same sex within Nigeria and void any such marriages and civil unions entered legally in […]

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University of Cape Town to Host Innovative Health Conference

http://gsbblogs.uct.ac.za/inclusivehealth/   Igniting Healthcare Innovation in Africa Healthcare in South Africa and Africa is facing a myriad of challenges in delivering care to those who need it most. Now more than ever, innovation is required to develop solutions that can improve the delivery of healthcare in Africa in an inclusive, effective and affordable manner. These […]

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US Health Policy Weighs on SA’s HIV Patients

by Mara Kardas-Nelson A forthcoming report, written by the US advocacy group Health Global Access Project (Health Gap) and the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that potentially tens or even hundreds of thousands of HIV patients may experience treatment interruptions as a result of a key change in policy for one of the world’s largest HIV […]

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Ending AIDS : Myth or Reality?

by Olayide Akanni Is the end of AIDS truly in sight or are we merely sloganeering? These issues were the focus of a debate session titled “Ending AIDS: Myth or Reality”  that held on Monday 9th December at the ongoing 17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA). Allan Whiteside of the Health […]

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WACI Participates at ICASA 2013

  Cape Town – The World AIDS Campaign International (WACI) is being well represented at the on-going 17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) The WACI Executive Director Rosemary Mburu  has been a speaker at several pre-conference meetings and also at some sessions during ICASA Other WACI delegates are Rukia Cornelius and […]

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Global Fund Donors Pledge $12 Billion

WASHINGTON D.C. – Donors at the launch of the Global Fund’s Fourth Replenishment today pledged US$12.0 billion for the next three years, the largest amount ever committed to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The pledges represent a 30 percent increase over the US$9.2 billion in firm pledges secured in 2010 for the 2011-2013 period. […]

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Calling African and World Leaders to #BeTheGeneration to End AIDS, TB and Malaria

  (Cape Town, South Africa) This year’s World AIDS Day comes at a historic moment in the fight to defeat not only AIDS but also other life threatening diseases, particularly, TB and malaria. It is a time of great scientific advances, which are giving us the ability to completely control these diseases. We are the generation […]

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African Union Commission Announces World AIDS Day Theme

Addis Ababa—Ahead of the World AIDS Day commemorations in Juba, South Sudan the African Union Commission has announced the theme for next year’s campaign. The new theme Getting to Zero in Africa- Africa’s Responsibility, Everyone’s Responsibility resonates with the global theme (2012-16) Getting to Zero- Zero new HIV infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-Related deaths […]

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Going the Whole Nine Yards… What is Needed for an Africa Free of AIDS, TB & Malaria

High Level panel discussion convened by Friends Africa and the Woodrow Wilson Center Going the whole Nine Yards… What is needed for an Africa free of AIDS, TB & Malaria Friends Africa in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson Center will be hosting a high level panel discussion to discuss the effectiveness and benefits that have […]

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Invitation to a Regional Twitter-thon Re. Global Fund Replenishment

The Global Fund Fourth Replenishment will be launched on 3 December 2013 at a meeting hosted by the United States Government in Washington D.C. The funding secured through this process will drive the implementation of the Global Fund’s new funding model in 2014, and will fund grants for the 2014-2016 period. As activists in implementing countries in […]

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The End of AIDS: Is an AIDS-Free Generation Within Reach?

    UNICEF in partnership with South African newspaper the Mail and Guardian will be hosting a Critical Thinking Forum on Friday 29 November at The Gordon Institute of Business Science, Johannesburg. The forum will discuss the following topic: “The end of AIDS: Is an AIDS-free generation within reach?” On this occasion, UNICEF will be […]

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ICASA Pre- Conference Announcement “Making Sense of Science” Civil Society Engaging the Scientific Community for Research

ICASA Pre- Conference Announcement “Making Sense of Science” Civil Society Engaging the Scientific Community for Research Date: December 6 2013 Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre, 2nd floor meeting room 2.6 Theme: Now More than Ever Targeting Zero New Infections by Investing in New Prevention Technologies   Announcement: The Society for AIDS in Africa [SAA] […]

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African Health Ministers Reaffirm Commitment to Financing for HIV

by Wallace Mawire   African health ministers have reaffirmed their commitment to funding health and HIV services at a meeting held alongside last week’s International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting was convened by the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Unsustainable progress The […]

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UNAIDS to Host Regional Strategic Dialogue With Partners

  Dear Colleagues and Partners In close consultation with our Civil Society Partners, I am pleased to invite you to the Regional Strategic Dialogue between CSOs, ICPs and UN agencies, which will take place on 27thNovember 2013 from 9:00 am to 12:00 hrs at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rosebank in Johannesburg.   I am very pleased that we are […]

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