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26 Nov 2014 description

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).

26 Nov 2014 description

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.

26 Nov 2014 description
report Voice of America

Zimbabwe is hosting the African Union World AIDS Day on the first of December in Victoria Falls.

Sithandekile Mhlanga
25.11.2014 18:37

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.

25 Nov 2014 description

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.

25 Nov 2014 description

Introduction

  1. 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.
25 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • 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.

25 Nov 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

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.

25 Nov 2014 description
report EastAfrican

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.

24 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· 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).

24 Nov 2014 description
report Food for the Hungry

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.

21 Nov 2014 description
report UNAIDS

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.

21 Nov 2014 description
report IRIN

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.

21 Nov 2014 description
report Internews Network

Rose Nyala is a 44-year-old mother of two who has been living with HIV for the last 11 years. A teacher at Bomondo Church of God Primary School in Nyamira, Kenya, she has never regretted going public about her status.

Rose, who is on antiretroviral drugs, is in good health. Once every week, Rose holds a counselling session with Standard Seven and Eight pupils (ages 13 – 15) during their lunch break. She has devoted her life to highlighting the challenges facing AIDS orphans.

21 Nov 2014 description

In Zimbabwe, groups of HIV-positive patients, called Community Antiretroviral Treatment Groups (CAGs) support each other by taking turns traveling to the distant nearest clinic to pick up each other's medicines, reducing monthly trips to once a year. The groups also assist each other in other ways, providing peer support and monitoring one another's progress. On World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for health providers to adapt to the realities of patients' lives and have community-led approachs to treatment.

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21 Nov 2014 description
report Voice of America

Irwin Chifera

WASHINGTON DC— Zimbabwe has launched its revised national guidelines for HIV testing and counseling with special emphasis on couples, children and adolescents as it steps up efforts to halt the spread of the virus that causes AIDS.

Speaking at the launch of the new guidelines Thursday, the Health Ministry’s AIDS and Tuberculosis director, Dr. Owen Mugurungi, said HIV and testing and counseling remain the cornerstone in the fight against AIDS.

20 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 193,922 individuals, comprising 191,359 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,563 who entered through the Assosa region.

19 Nov 2014 description

MSF trains healthcare providers in several hospitals in Sanaa alongside targeted community groups and HIV associations

19 Nov 2014 description
report UNAIDS
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HOJA INFORMATIVA 2014

Si el mundo no consigue mejoras en los próximos cinco años, es posible que la epidemia vuelva a resurgir con un índice de nuevas infecciones superior al que se registra en la actualidad

19 Nov 2014 description
report UNAIDS

People living with HIV

In 2013, there were 35 million [33.2 million–37.2 million] people living with HIV.

  • Since the start of the epidemic, around 78 million [71 million–87 million] people have become infected with HIV and 39 million [35 million–43 million] people have died of AIDS-related illnesses.

New HIV infections

New HIV infections have fallen by 38% since 2001.