6 OCTOBER 2015 ¦ GENEVA - New Global Standards for quality health-care services for adolescents developed by WHO and UNAIDS aim to help countries improve the quality of adolescent health care.
Un appui technique et financier de l’UNFPA, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population, a permis d’ouvrir trois unités de santé de la reproduction des jeunes et des adolescents dans deux régions du pays
Yaoundé, Cameroun. L’hôpital régional de Bertoua, celui du district d’Abong-Mbang (région de l’Est) et l’hôpital régional de Ngaoundéré, dans l’Adamaoua, disposent désormais de trois unités de santé de la reproduction destinés aux adolescents et jeunes.
At its thirtieth session, held in Geneva, Switzerland, the United Nations Human Rights Council took a significant step towards reaffirming that human rights are central to the AIDS response.
The Council adopted a resolution calling for a panel discussion to be held in March 2016 on the progress and challenges of human rights in the AIDS epidemic. The panel will also mark the twentieth anniversary of the International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights.
The Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest nation and Africa’s 55th country, following a referendum in January 2011 when it seceded from the Republic of Sudan. It is a federal state composed of 10 states and 79 counties with an estimated population of 11.3 million. South Sudan faces security challenges particularly in the states of Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile which continue to experience outbreaks of conflict.
Disease burden in South Sudan
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Increase the availability of evidence for policy advocacy and public health programming.
Life of Program:
January 2015 – January 2020
Total USAID Funding:
U.S. $13.5 million
West Africa region (primarily Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Niger, Togo, Mauritania, Cameroon)
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CHAMP improves and expands HIV/AIDS services for key populations (commercial sex workers and men who have sex with men) and other vulnerable populations such as long distance truck drivers.
A preliminary emergency appeal was launched on 19 October 2011 for CHF 27,618,017 (plus an estimated CHF 3,050,000 for emergency response units) to assist 60,000 beneficiaries for 12 months.
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 500,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support the national society set up the operations in Dadaab.
An Emergency Appeal was launched on 29 November, 2011 for CHF 26,154,197 to assist 76,000 beneficiaries for 12 months.
- On 29 September, South Sudan’s Vice-President, Mr. James Wani Igga, and the representative of the Former Detainees Group (FDG), Mr. Pagan Amum, attended the high-level meeting on South Sudan organized on the sidelines of 70th session of the General Assembly in New York (USA). President Salva Kiir joined the meeting via teleconference. All leaders issued statements committing to fully implement the peace agreement signed in August 2015.
Zambia - IOM and the Government of Zambia have launched HIV investment strategic plans for three border districts in the country aimed at guiding the national response to “A Nation Free from the Threat of HIV”.
The three districts (Sesheke, Kazungula and Chililabombwe) serve as gateways into the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
AFTERNOON 1 October 2015 The Human Rights Council today adopted 16 texts on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, the grave and deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, the death penalty, and on human rights and unilateral coercive measures, among others.
“Good health helped to revive my hope. I would like to tell other young people that living with HIV is not the end of life. The most important thing is to ensure to take your medication and treat infections as early as they emerge.”
De nouvelles recommandations pourraient aider à éviter 21 millions de décès et 28 millions de nouvelles infections d’ici à 2030.
§ The Government of Tanzania has identified two new sites (Nduta and Mtendeli) to relocate an estimated 50,000 Burundian refugees (35,000 in Nduta and an initial 15,000 in Mtendeli). The relocation is due to start on October 7th, 2015.
Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million
WASHINGTON— Health Minister Dr. David Parirenyatwa says Zimbabwe is appealing to the Global Fund and the Clinton Foundation for funds assist the country in tackling HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Parirenyatwa said this on the sidelines of this week’s United Nations General Assembly in New York, which was addressed by President Robert Mugabe on Monday.
Since the January 2010 earthquake, when 1.5 million Haitians were displaced from their homes, there has been a 94 percent decrease in the number of internally displaced persons and a 93 per cent reduction in the number of sites or camps still housing displaced populations.
Calls for governments to provide the means to make ‘treatment for all’ a reality
London/Johannesburg, 30 September 2015—The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today applauded the new guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) that all people be offered antiretroviral treatment immediately after testing positive for HIV. But MSF warned that turning this new recommendation into reality would require dramatically increased support from donors and governments.
New policies could help avert more than 21 million deaths and 28 million new infections by 2030
30 SEPTEMBER 2015 ¦ GENEVA -Anyone infected with HIV should begin antiretroviral treatment as soon after diagnosis as possible, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Wednesday. With its "treat-all" recommendation, WHO removes all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV; all populations and age groups are now eligible for treatment.