UNHCR seeks additional support to respond to the Nigeria situation
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is launching a supplementary appeal for an additional $9.5 million to scale up its activities in north-east Nigeria, as a result of an unexpected surge in self-organized returns of Nigerian refugees since the beginning of the year, mainly from Cameroon.
Ndalatando - At least 179 new HIV-AIDS positive cases, from 8,472 blood tests, were recorded from last April to June, in northern Cuanza Norte, as a result of voluntary counseling and testing at several local health centres.
According to data from the provincial coordination of fight against AIDS that reached ANGOP, Tuesday there is a reduction of 25 cases compared to the first quarter of 2017, in which 154 HIV-positive people were diagnosed in a total of 6,221 tests.
Global attention is needed to prevent and treat AIDS in antiretroviral era, with 50 per cent of hospital admissions in MSF hospitals already on treatment and showing signs of clinical failure. Paris – An unacceptably high number of people continue to develop and die of AIDS-related diseases across sub-Saharan Africa. They remain left out of the global HIV response without access to treatment that prevents AIDS or the medical care they need, says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Key findings from the second Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey, **SHIMS2**, reveal impressive progress in confronting the HIV epidemic in the country. Results show a doubling in population viral load suppression since 2011 and a decrease by nearly half in the rate of new HIV infections. The findings were released today at a press conference held by the Prime Minister’s office in Mbabane, Swaziland and at the International Aids Society (IAS) 2017 Conference in Paris, France.
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Latest survey results show that new HIV infections were nearly halved and HIV viral load suppression has doubled in Swaziland since 2011.
9,437 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda between the 5 th and 18th of July at an average daily rate of 674. The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now stands at 990,761 and is expected to reach one million within the next few weeks if current arrival rate continues.
Lusaka - 21 July 2017- Following the completion of phase one of the UNITAID/PSI HIV Self- Testing Africa (STAR) project (2015-2017), Zambia conducted a dissemination meeting to share lessons learnt from implementing the project. This pilot study is being implemented by a consortium led by Population Services International (PSI) in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in two phases and it will last up to three years from August 2017.
Donor government funding to support HIV efforts in low- and middle-income countries decreased by US$511 million from US$7.5 billion in 2015 to US$7 billion in 2016, finds a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). This marks the second successive year of declines, and is the lowest level since 2010.
Jeremy Konyndyk and Cindy Huang
Just as schools are foundational to preparing young people academically, they are also a crucial source in ensuring a student’s health and well-being.
UNFPA is supporting governments in scaling up comprehensive sexuality education in- and out-of-schools across East and Southern Africa in response to young people’s vulnerability to coercion, unintended pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
GENÈVE – À l’approche de la Conférence sur la science du VIH de la Société internationale sur le sida qui se tiendra la semaine prochaine à Paris, le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme a annoncé aujourd’hui de nouveaux résultats qui mettent en évidence l’accélération des progrès en matière de fourniture de services de prévention, de traitement et de prise en charge du VIH.
Harnessing the collective strengths of the UN system to improve the health of women, children and adolescents everywhere
WHO urges action against HIV drug resistance threat
20 July 2017 | GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) alerts countries to the increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs detailed in a report based on national surveys conducted in several countries. The Organization warns that this growing threat could undermine global progress in treating and preventing HIV infection if early and effective action is not taken.
20 JUILLET 2017 | GENÈVE - L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) met en garde les pays contre la tendance à la hausse de la résistance du VIH aux médicaments décrite dans un rapport fondé sur des enquêtes menées dans plusieurs pays. L’Organisation avertit que cette menace croissante pourrait compromettre les progrès mondiaux en matière de traitement et de prévention du VIH si des mesures efficaces ne sont pas prises rapidement.
Reliable data on gender-based violence (GBV) in South Sudan is scarce. According to the 2015 GBV Information Management System report, 1,645 GBV cases were recorded across the country. Design of appropriate and context-specific interventions is difficult in the absence of reliable information on the nature and scope of GBV and the effect on HIV transmission. The study aimed to contribute to the body of evidence on GBV and HIV in emergency settings.
GENEVA – Ahead of next week’s International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Paris, France, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced new results that highlight accelerating progress in providing HIV prevention, treatment and care services.
The results show that 11 million people are receiving antiretroviral therapy for HIV through Global Fund-supported programs, an increase of 19 percent from a year before.
The 90–90–90 targets are galvanizing global action and saving lives. Eastern and southern Africa leading the way in reducing new HIV infections by nearly 30% since 2010—Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and Zimbabwe have reduced new HIV infection by nearly 40% or more since 2010. Concerted efforts still needed for children, adolescents, men and key populations, and in certain regions.