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30 Nov 2009 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 30 November 2009 (PlusNews) - The theme for World AIDS Day 2009 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights', and the efforts of the continent's developing countries to reach some of the key indicators of universal access are under closer scrutiny than ever. Will they do it?

In December 2005 the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS) adopted a resolution to assist governments, civil society and NGOs in "scaling up HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, with the aim of coming as close as possible to the goal of universal access …

20 Oct 2009 description
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NAIROBI, 20 octobre 2009 (PlusNews) - Alors que les sources traditionnelles du financement de l'aide se tarissent, de nouvelles approches innovantes pour lever des fonds pourraient se révéler le meilleur espoir de générer des revenus pour soutenir les efforts de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA.

L'initiative de collecte de fonds UNITAID a rassemblé une somme estimée à 1,2 milliard de dollars depuis 2006 pour le traitement du VIH, de la tuberculose et du paludisme, principalement grâce à une taxe peu élevée sur les billets d'avion achetés dans les 34 pays participants, la plupart …

02 Oct 2006 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 2 October (PLUSNEWS) - Règle d'or, a local nongovernmental organisation (NGO) in Benin, is taking awareness messages to thousands of Togolese nationals who fled their country when the presidential elections erupted in violence last year.

Some of the 25,000 exiles have returned to Togo, but the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimated earlier this year that more than 19,000 were afraid to leave, with most staying in the capital, Cotonou.

Rodrigue Anani, a peer educator at …