HIV/Aids

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Landmark HIV Diagnostic Access Program Will Save $150m

Report
The Global Fund

26 September 2014

Roche has announced a major Global Access Program to sharply lower the price of HIV viral load tests in low- and middle-income countries. This new initiative creates a ceiling price of US$9.40 per test, and will reduce Roche’s average price by more than 40% in low- and middle-income countries. When fully implemented, the Global Access Program is projected to save more than US$150 million in costs over the next five years.

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Cameroon + 2 others
UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, August 5, 2014

Highlights

UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian assistance in four regions of Cameroon – the Far North, North, Adamawa and the East – which have been facing recurring emergencies.

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Chad + 2 others
2014-2016 Strategic Response Plan Chad - Mid-Year Review (August 2014)

SUMMARY

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 2 others
Giving Young Women a Fair - and Healthy - Chance

Report
The Global Fund

By Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The circumstances of our lives begin the moment we enter the world. They start with who our parents are, what part of the world we are in, how many brothers and sisters we have, the environment that surrounds us -- and if we were born a girl or a boy. Even before we speak our first words, life begins shaping the opportunities and challenges we will face.

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Chad + 1 other
2014 Plan opérationnel pour la réponse à l’impact de la crise en République Centrafrique: Tchad, Révision août 2014

ACTUALISATION DU CONTEXTE ET DES BESOINS HUMANITAIRES

La recrudescence de violence en République Centrafrique (RCA) en décembre 2013, après une année de conflit politico-militaire, a eu un impact important sur les pays voisins, et en particulier sur le Tchad, qui a accueilli le plus grand nombre de personnes fuyant la violence en RCA.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Americas Zone Annual Report 2013 (MAA42003)

Overview

The Americas zone of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comprises of the zone office in Panama City, four IFRC coordination offices covering Guatemala and El Salvador; Honduras and Nicaragua; Costa Rica and Panama and the Dominican Republic and Cuba, three IFRC country representations in Haiti; Chile and Paraguay; and Argentina and Uruguay. There are also two regional representations for the Andean region and the English-speaking Caribbean.

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Liberia + 2 others
ACAPS Briefing Note: Ebola in West Africa: Impact on Health – 26 September 2014

Key Findings

Anticipated scope and scale

  • Disease transmission continues, as does exponential growth in cases. The end of the epidemic is not in sight. Over 22 million people are living in areas with active EVD transmission.

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Niger + 1 other
Niger (Région de Diffa) Rapport de situation No. 7 (au 24 septembre 2014)

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Le nombre total de personnes déplacées est estimé à 105 000. Depuis le début du mois de septembre, plus de 16 549 personnes déplacées sont arrivées à Diffa contre 10 543 en août 2014.

  • Plus de 27 000 nouveaux déplacés du Nigéria ont urgemment besoin d’une assistance en nourriture, abris, médicaments, eau potable et en protection.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Développement : Ban salue les progrès réalisés pour atteindre les Objectifs du Millénaire

Report
UN News Service

25 septembre 2014 – Lors d'une réunion de haut niveau du Groupe de mobilisation pour les Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD), le Secrétaire général des Nations unies, Ban Ki-moon, a appelé jeudi à redoubler d'efforts dans la dernière ligne droite avant la date butoir de 2015.

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AIDS, TB Patients Not Forgotten During Liberia's Ebola Crisis

Report
Voice of America

Jennifer Lazuta

September 24, 2014 9:10 AM

DAKAR, SENEGAL— With health clinics closed and people afraid to come in for treatment, Liberia's national AIDS commission says they are now going door-to-door to get people to come take their antiretroviral medications. All eyes are on Ebola, but experts say there are other deadly diseases being overlooked in the crisis.

An estimated 45 percent of health care facilities in Liberia’s Montserrado County, home to the capital, Monrovia, have been shut down since the Ebola outbreak first hit the country in March.

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A new hope for HIV positive pregnant women in DRC

About a year ago, I remember meeting UNICEF Representative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ms. Barbara Bentein, who had interrupted her annual leave to meet me. The purpose of the meeting was to explore how UNICEF could support DRC to embark on the provision of life long AntiRetroviral (ARV) treatment to HIV positive pregnant women – Option B+ – as part of the Preventing Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) program.

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UNICEF Sierra Leone Humanitarian Situation Report – Reporting Period 15-21 September 2014

Highlights

  • UNICEF continues to scale-up operations to support the Government of Sierra Leone’s (GoSL) response to the Ebola crisis. With funds from the World Bank, this week UNICEF has procured and distributed 100 metric tons of essential drugs and equipment worth over $1.7 million.

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Report calls for legal reforms to drive forward HIV response in Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW, 24 September 2014-A national HIV legal review report, launched in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw , calls for immediate and long-term legal reform and capacity building to ensure access to health and HIV prevention and treatment services for people living with HIV (PLHIV) and key affected populations.

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Beating the Virus: Community HIV Care in Zimbabwe

Every month, six neighbors from the same village, all of them HIV-positive, and stable patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART)—the treatment that keeps the virus in check—take turns picking up medicine for the others. This is the essence of so-called Community ART Groups (CAG), a simple, inexpensive initiative benefiting both members of the group and health facilities, started by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 2013 in Zimbabwe’s Tsholotsho district.

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World Bank: Safeguards Essential for Uganda Loan

Urgent Need to End Discrimination in Health Care

(Kampala) – The World Bank should not proceed with a US$90 million loan for strengthening the health care sector in Uganda without enforceable steps to end discrimination in care for marginalized groups, 16 Ugandan and international organizations said today in a letter to World Bank President Jim Kim. Health care for women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people should be included in non-discrimination measures, the groups said.

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 17–23 September

Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: As a three-day countrywide shutdown came to an end in Sierra Leone, the UN Security Council set up a special mission to lead the global response to the Ebola outbreak. More than 5,800 cases have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 2,800 deaths, and more than 13.5 million people are now considered in need of assistance as the impact of the epidemic spreads.

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World + 2 others
UNICEF launches ‘app store for good’

New open-source software platform for international development

NEW YORK, 22 September 2014 – UNICEF today launched RapidPro – an open-source platform of applications that can help governments deliver rapid and vital real-time information and connect communities to lifesaving services.

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Zero Mothers Die: bold new initiative launched at UN General Assembly event

Report
UNAIDS

Efforts to reduce high maternal and child mortality received a welcome boost with the launch of a new global campaign, Zero Mothers Die, at an official high-level side event held during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.