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30 Aug 2013 description

Amongst all vulnerable populations served by Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS), various reports have indicated that a significant number of children living at the Dukwi Refugee Camp are orphans and vulnerable children. BRCS has been providing health care and psychosocial support to this disadvantaged group, equipping them with recreational and life skills since 2001. To date, there are 3,500 refugees of different nationalities dwelling in the camp of which the majorities are from Zimbabwe, Uganda Namibia, Angola, Somalia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Burundi.

18 Nov 2011 description
report World Bank

Foreword

HIV/AIDS imposes enormous economic, social, health, and human costs and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The challenge is particularly acute in Sub-Saharan Africa, home to two-thirds (22.5 million) of the people living with HIV/AIDS globally, and where HIV/AIDS has become the leading cause of premature death.

04 Oct 2011 description
report Voice of America

A major study has found that a hormonal contraceptive widely used in Africa appears to double a woman's chance of getting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

The study also suggests that when HIV-positive women used the injectable contraceptive, their male partners were twice as likely to become infected compared to male partners of women who had used no contraception.

The report was published this week in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Most of the women tested in the study used the contraceptive Depo-Provera.

01 Dec 2010 description
report PlusNews

Johannesburg, 1 December 2010 (PlusNews) - With just a month to go before the deadline for achieving the targets of universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care expires, it is clear very few countries will reach them.

What is less certain is whether such ambitious goals have positively affected global HIV/AIDS efforts.

The dream of universal access emerged in 2005 when G8 leaders committed to achieving "as close as possible to universal access to treatment for all those who need it by 2010". At the 2006 UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS, world …

06 Jul 2010 description
report PlusNews

JOHANNESBURG, 6 July 2010 (PLUSNEWS) - A new study has challenged widely held assumptions about income level in relation to HIV, finding that neither wealth nor poverty are reliable predictors of HIV infection in Africa.

Previously, the argument that poverty drove HIV epidemics was supported by the World Bank and UNAIDS, as well as less reliable authorities like former South African President Thabo Mbeki, who told the International AIDS Conference in Durban in 2000 that the disease was a partner with "poverty, suffering, social disadvantage and inequity".

More recent …

14 May 2010 description
report World Bank

Harvard Kennedy School, May 14, 2010: "How has a decade of change shaped development thinking?"

What's the Big Idea?
To reposition Africa as the Fifth BRIC-

02 Mar 2010 description
report PlusNews

NAIROBI, 2 March 2010 (PLUSNEWS) - Medical male circumcision is now widely recognized as an important HIV prevention tool, and several African countries have included it in their national HIV strategies.

IRIN/PlusNews lists the progress of 13 nations in eastern and southern Africa identified as priority countries for male circumcision scale-up by the UN World Health Organization.

Kenya: An estimated 85 percent of men are circumcised, but just 40 percent of those in Nyanza province, which has the country's highest prevalence, have had the procedure.

17 Jun 2009 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 17 juin 2009 (IRIN) - Plus de 1 500 bébés nés chaque jour en Afrique subsaharienne mourront dans les 24 heures qui suivent leur naissance, selon un rapport publié récemment par le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) et l'organisme à but non-lucratif Save the Children, et qui évalue les progrès accomplis par les gouvernements africains dans le domaine de la santé des enfants.

Vingt-cinq pour cent des décès d'enfants en Afrique subsaharienne - plus d'un million par an - surviennent au cours des 28 jours qui suivent la naissance, selon Adrian Lovett, …

05 Dec 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

31 Dec 2004 description

ECA/SDD/04/0

(Extrait)

Une révolution verte en Afrique

Révolution verte: le cas de l'Ouganda

Par Alex Tindimubona et Jacques Hamel

Le triangle de Luwero, au centre de l'Ouganda, est une zone qui a été dévastée par la guerre dans les années 80.

13 Apr 2004 description

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Agency for International Development announced today the recipients of the first round of grants from USAID under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. These grants make up a portion of the $350 million dollars in Emergency Plan funding that was announced by U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Randall L. Tobias on February 23, 2004.

17 Jan 2001 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 17 January (IRIN) - Reaction from Congolese President Laurent-Desire Kabila's opponents in the DRC conflict to the unfolding events in the capital Kinshasa has been muted.