In 2012, an estimated 1.6 million people were living with HIV and roughly 57,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses.
Since 2007, the World Bank's Total War Against AIDS Project counseled over 5 million people for HIV and provided grants to more than 10,000 community-based organizations so that they can respond to local needs in HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation.
November 28, 2014 / 63(47);1104-1107
E. Kainne Dokubo, MD1, Annabel Baddeley, MPH2, Ishani Pathmanathan, MD1, William Coggin, MSA3, Jacqueline Firth, MD4, Haileyesus Getahun, MD, PhD2, Jonathan Kaplan, MD1, Anand Date, MD1 (Author affiliations at end of text)
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In the past financial year we have continued our commitment to working through partnerships that improve the quality of people’s lives.
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A total of 130,204 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 82,610 in Adjumani, 11,969 in Arua, 29,070 in Kiryandongo and 6,5551 in Kampala.
In Kiryandongo, the Chief Justice, Stephen Kavuma made an unannounced 3 hour visit to the settlement on 20 November, to see first hand how refugees live and talk with UNHCR staff.
To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, UNAIDS published Women living with HIV speak out against violence, a collection of powerful essays written by women living with and affected by HIV. Intimate partner violence affects one in three women globally and has been shown to increase the risk of acquiring HIV, while research shows that preventing such violence can reduce HIV incidence by 12%.
Diagnosed as HIV positive in 2011, Sabelo became badly malnourished as he struggled to keep his farm going and feed his family. He seemed to be on a downward spiral. But a combination of antiretrovirals, food assistance and nutrition advice turned things around. Today, he grows enough vegetables to keep himself healthy and earn an income on the local market.
UNDP is at the forefront of the post-crisis agenda in Yemen, coordinating the efforts of the international community, from elections, national dialogue and human rights to transitional justice, rule of law and early crisis recovery, including assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs).
JOHANNESBURG/NEW YORK—The recent call by UNAIDS to “close the gap”around access to HIV services will not be met unless the delivery of antiretroviral treatment (ARV) is radically reshaped into community-led approaches that adapt to the realities of those living with HIV, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) ahead of World Aids Day, December 1.
Zimbabwe is hosting the African Union World AIDS Day on the first of December in Victoria Falls.
WASHINGTON—AIDS activists say Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe's Matabeleland North province has become a hive of activities as the government and civic groups prepare for World AIDS Day commemorations.
The event will be held at the resort town next week, amid reports that 62,000 out of 109,000 children living with HIV and AIDS in the country are not receiving any ARV treatment.
Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.
Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.
- The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2155 (2014), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 November and requested that I report on the implementation of the Mission’s mandate every 60 days. The report provides an update to my previous report (S/2014/708), dated 30 September 2014, covering developments from 24 September to 24 November.
The Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) released in October 2014, identified 3.2 million people in need of relief assistance in Ethiopia until December 2014.
As at end October distribution for the 4th round was at 96 Percent and distribution for the 5th round 24 percent.
By Sam Olukoya
LAGOS, Nigeria, Nov 21 2014 (IPS) - Two years ago, Shola* was kicked out of the family house in Abeokuta, in southwestern Nigeria, after testing HIV-positive at age 13. He was living with his father, his stepmother and their seven children.
“The stepmother insisted that Shola must go because he is likely to infect her children,” Tayo Akinpelu, programme director of Youth’s Future Savers Initiative, told IPS.
By DICTA ASIIMWE, TEA Special Correspondent
An uncoordinated response to HIV/Aids and lack of sustained care are the reasons the prevalence rates remain high among fishing communities in Uganda.
· The UN system and partners in the fight against Ebola are paying a special tribute to the memory of Marcel Rudasingwa, who passed away suddenly on 17 November 2014 in Conakry.
· Since last week, 127 new cases of Ebola have been reported, bringing the total cases in Guinea to 2,055 (1,729 confirmed; 210 probable and 64 suspected cases).
PHOENIX (Nov. 20, 2014) – On December 1, individuals around the world will unite for World AIDS Day. Established by the World Health Organization in 1988, World AIDS Day is dedicated to the fight against HIV, showing support for people living with HIV and commemorating people who have died from the disease.
Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Results from a major clinical trial released on 17 November provide further evidence that triple antiretroviral medicine combinations are more effective than single-medicine regimens in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Named PROMISE—Promoting Maternal and Infant Survival Everywhere—the trial was conducted in India, Malawi, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
MONROVIA/DAKAR, 21 November 2014 (IRIN) - Ebola has crippled the provision of treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Liberia, according to health workers and patients.
"We cannot get treatment normally now because of the outbreak of the Ebola disease in Liberia," said 36-year-old Jeff Thompson, from Monrovia's Jallah Town, who was diagnosed with HIV in 2011. "Our care centres are closed and all the health workers are scared to come to work."
There are an estimated 30,000 people living with HIV in Liberia, according to UNAIDS.