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Government of Mauritius pledges to working towards removing HIV-related restrictions on stay and residence

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UNAIDS

The government of Mauritius commits to removing the current stay and residence restrictions for people living with HIV. During a meeting with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé in Port Louis on 18 April, Prime Minister of Mauritius Navin Ramgoolam pledged to setting up a special committee to review and make recommendations towards lifting the remaining travel restrictions in the country.

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Le Programme National de Lutte contre le VIH/Sida innove en RDC : accès au traitement antirétroviral simplifié et de qualité

Kinshasa/Lubumbashi, le 19 avril 2014. Le Programme National de Lutte contre le VIH/Sida (PNLS), en collaboration avec ses partenaires, a organisé sa revue nationale du 14 au 19 avril 2014 à Lubumbashi, dans la province du Katanga.

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Motorbikes Speed Up HIV Test Results In Malawi

OWEN NYAKA

Improvements to Malawi’s network for transporting laboratory samples will help people living with HIV get vital test results quicker. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) plans to work with motorcycle couriers Riders for Health to expand the laboratory samples transportation network in Malawi.

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Tonkpi : encadreurs de centres sportifs et leaders de jeunesse formés en matière d’IST, de VIH/SIDA et de violences basées sur le genre

Un atelier pour renforcer les capacités de 25 membres de la direction régionale des encadreurs des centres de formation sportifs et des leaders de jeunesse du Tonkpi sur les Infections sexuellement transmissibles (IST), le VIH/SIDA, les violences basées sur le genre (VBG), et la communication pour le changement de comportement a été organisé du mardi 15 au jeudi 17 avril 2014 à Man, localité située à environ 600 km au nord-ouest d’Abidjan.

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Newly elected President of Madagascar commits to overcoming the AIDS epidemic

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UNAIDS

The President of Madagascar, Hery Martial Rakotoarimanana Rajaonarimampianina, pledged to do what is necessary to overcome the AIDS epidemic and move towards reaching zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. Meeting with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on 16 April in Antananarivo, the President said, Madagascar can eliminate new HIV infections and in particular ensure all babies are born free from HIV, with the support and goodwill of UNAIDS and the United Nations family.

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Cameroon + 2 others
UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, March 31, 2014

Highlights

UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian response in four regions of Cameroon – Far North, North, Adamoua and East – which have been facing recurring emergencies such as increased food insecurity after the dry season, widespread epidemics like Cholera and Meningitis, and floods), and the continued influx of refugees from CAR and Nigeria.

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Swaziland's Minister Of Health Supports Nutrition For Vulnerable Children And People With HIV + TB

SITEKI – In a community centre for children in rural Swaziland, the Honourable Minister of Health, Sibongile Simelane, stirred a bubbling corn-soya porridge in an aluminium pot over an open fire as if she had been doing this her entire life.

While the elderly women care-givers marvelled at this high government official doing such a humble chore, Simelane dished out the nutrient-rich porridge into plastic bowls for the 34 children who flock to the centre for early education activities and two hot meals a day.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Health Cluster Bulletin #15, 10 April 2014

Highlights

 The third round of the Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) campaign conducted by Medair started in Tongping on 9 April 2014 targeting persons vaccinated for the first time in the second round. A total of 452 people were vaccinated.

 HIV/AIDs and TB services have been initiated in UN House in Juba III by IMC, Juba Teaching Hospital, and MSF-B respectively with support from MoH, WHO and UNAIDS.

 The health cluster has delivered 965,099 medical interventions to internally displaced persons and host populations across the country.

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Bangladesh + 6 others
USAID FrontLines – March/April 2014

IN THIS ISSUE

About FrontLines

Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah

EXTREME POVERTY
Introduction: A Call to Action to End Extreme Poverty

Weathering the Storm: Rice Lifts Bangladesh Village from Saltwater Deluge

Investments, Not Charity, Provide Hope to Ethiopia’s Most Vulnerable Children

In Senegal, First an Implosion and Then a Transformation

Lifting Cambodia’s Poorest Out of Poverty with Health Insurance

Timor-Leste and ConocoPhillips Improving Incomes for Rural Farmers

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Remarks by Tara Simpson, USAID Kenya Deputy Team Leader for HIV, at the Wezesha Orphans & Vulnerable Children Project Launch

It is a pleasure to be with you today to celebrate the launch of Wezesha Project. Wezesha Project is a USAID partnership with Lifeskills Promoters, and its partners, St Johns’ Community Center and Christian Partnership on AIDS in Kenya, to coordinate the sustainable care of 20,000 orphans and vulnerable children in Homa Bay, Kisii, and Migori Counties.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Mobile Persuasion: Can mobile phones and cutting-edge behavioral science improve lives?

Posted by Priya Jaisinghani, Director of USAID Mobile Solutions team on Saturday, April 5th 2014

An agri-economist we know starts his talks by being provocative:

Actually, the world doesn’t need to spend one more dollar on agricultural research. The truth is we have all the information we need to feed the world. What we don’t know is how to get people to use the agricultural products we already have.

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Uganda arrests U.S.-funded health project staffer over gay law

  • Staffer released but investigation continues -police

  • Project suspended after staffer detained

  • West and World Bank withhold aid worth $118 million (Adds U.S. comments, paragraphs 7-8)

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, April 4 (Reuters) - A U.S.-funded health project in Uganda has suspended operations after police arrested a staff member on suspicion of promoting homosexuality, highlighting the mounting legal risks confronting the gay community in the east African state.

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province Orientale N° 12/14, 3 avril 2014

Faits saillants

  • Zone de santé d’Ango : Taux élevé de séropositivité au VIH/SIDA et absence de centre de dépistage volontaire.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Rwanda + 1 other
Congolese refugees living with HIV forge ahead, gaining independence

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UN Women

Women are cultivating mushrooms and tomatoes, learning about business and agriculture and pooling their funds along with combating social stigma and confronting gender-based violence.

Date: 28 February 2014 “I was diagnosed with HIV in 2008. I became infected while in the camp,” says Angelique, a mother of five living in the Gihembe refugee camp in the Northern Province of Rwanda.

Angelique is from the Masisi region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and has been living in the camp since 1997. The Gihembe camp is home to about 20,000 Congolese refugees.

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Scholar says Papuans should lead local response to HIV/AIDS

An Australian researcher says NGOs led by indigenous Papuans should play a bigger role in the response to HIV/AIDS in the Indonesian province.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

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HIV: Counting to zero in Uganda

First Lady leads campaign to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV

KAMPALA, Uganda, 28 February - The First Lady of the Republic of Uganda, Janet Kataaha Museveni, has launched the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (EMTCT) national campaign in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.

This is the fifth regional launch supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) following launches in South West Uganda in March, mid-north region in June, the eastern region in August, and Karamoja region in September last year.

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Briefing: Punitive aid cuts disrupts healthcare in Uganda

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IRIN

KAMPALA, 2 April 2014 (IRIN) - Since the enactment of a draconian anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda just over a month ago, donors have been slashing or suspending aid to the country in protest. Health officials, activists and NGOs warn that this could have a major impact on healthcare services, particularly for HIV/AIDS patients.

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