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17 Jan 2019 description

DAKAR/GENÈVE, 16 janvier 2019—Lors d’une réunion de haut niveau à Dakar (Sénégal), l’ONUSIDA, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance (UNICEF) et l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) ont exhorté les pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre à en faire davantage pour mettre fin aux nouvelles infections à VIH parmi les enfants et les adolescents et à étendre la couverture du dépistage et du traitement du VIH.

16 Jan 2019 description

DAKAR/GENEVA, 16 January 2019—At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal, UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa to do more to stop new HIV infections among children and adolescents and increase HIV testing and treatment coverage.

12 Dec 2018 description
report UNAIDS

Key populations—gay men and other men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, people who inject drugs, prisoners and other incarcerated people and migrants—and their sexual partners account for 40% of new HIV infections in western and central Africa.

However, key populations still have insufficient access to HIV prevention, treatment and care services. Fragile health systems, stigma and discrimination, sexual and gender-based violence and lack of supportive policies are some of the barriers that key populations face.

24 Nov 2018 description
report UNAIDS

Un nouveau rapport de l’ONUSIDA révèle que 75 % des personnes vivant avec le VIH connaissent leur sérologie VIH

Le rapport appelle également à redoubler d’efforts pour atteindre les 9,4 millions de personnes vivant avec le VIH qui ignorent qu’elles ont contracté le virus et les quelque 19,4 millions de personnes vivant avec le VIH dont la charge virale n’est pas supprimée

23 Nov 2018 description
report UNAIDS

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first World AIDS Day. Thirty years of activism and solidarity under the banner of World AIDS Day. Thirty years of campaigning for universal access to life-saving services to treat and prevent HIV. But after 30 years, AIDS is still not over. We have miles to go.

World AIDS Day is a day to remember the millions of people who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses, many of whom died because they couldn’t access HIV services, because of stigma, because of discrimination and because of criminalization of key populations.

23 Nov 2018 description
report UNAIDS

New UNAIDS report shows that 75% of all people living with HIV know their HIV status

Report also calls for increased efforts to reach the 9.4 million people living with HIV who are not aware that they are living with the virus and the estimated 19.4 million people living with HIV who do not have a suppressed viral load

12 Nov 2018 description
report UNAIDS

The Paris Declaration to end the AIDS epidemic in cities has gained political momentum among city leaders to commit to ending AIDS and to address disparities in access to health and social services. To date, about 300 cities and municipalities around the world have signed the declaration.

01 Nov 2018 description
report UNAIDS

Countries reaffirmed the fundamental right of every human being to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and committed to strengthen primary health-care services at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care.

16 Oct 2018 description

BERLIN, 16 October 2018 - Eleven heads of the world’s leading health and development organizations today signed a landmark commitment to find new ways of working together to accelerate progress towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Coordinated by the World Health Organization, the initiative unites the work of 11 organizations, with others set to join in the next phase.

12 Oct 2018 description
report UNAIDS

The Parliamentary Network to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reaffirmed its commitment to increase funding to end the three diseases at its annual meeting in Lomé, Togo, held on 4 and 5 October. The network committed to urge the heads of state and government of the Francophonie to advocate for increased funding during the sixth replenishment conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which will be held in Lyon, France, in October 2019.

28 Sep 2018 description
report UNAIDS

28 SEPTEMBER 2018

First announced during the 2003 State of the Union Address by the then President, George W. Bush, the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2018. Over the past 15 years, PEPFAR has dramatically changed the landscape of the global response to HIV, and bipartisan support across successive administrations since its launch has continued to ensure that PEPFAR expands it work towards controlling the AIDS epidemic.

26 Sep 2018 description
report UNAIDS

The health of women, children and adolescents is the cornerstone of public health. Healthy women and children create healthy societies and if adolescents are helped to realize their rights to health, well-being and education they become equipped to attain their full potential as adults. However, each year approximately 5.9 million children die before the age of five years and 289 000 women die in pregnancy and childbirth.

25 Sep 2018 description
report African Union, UNAIDS

Action-based partnership to support women and girls announced by health and political leaders at a high-level event at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

GENEVA, 24 September 2018—UNAIDS, the Chair of the H6 partnership (six United Nations bodies working on health-related issues), and the African Union have pledged to enhance their collaboration to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence, prevent HIV and protect women’s health and rights in humanitarian settings.

13 Sep 2018 description
report UNAIDS

For the second year in a row, UNAIDS has been recognized for meeting or exceeding all of the performance indicators of the United Nations System-Wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-SWAP). UNAIDS was the first United Nations entity to achieve this and remains the only one to date.

12 Sep 2018 description
report UNAIDS

Unjust laws can prevent people from accessing the services they need to prevent or treat HIV, and people who use drugs need help and care, not punishment—these are two of the messages from the new Model Drug Law for West Africa. Launched on11 September in Dakar, Senegal, the model drug law aims to guide policy-makers in the region on how to better frame their drug laws.

05 Sep 2018 description
report UNAIDS

First ladies from across Africa and the First Lady of China, Peng Liyuan, have reaffirmed their commitment to a future free from AIDS by spearheading a new joint initiative to prevent HIV among young people. China will work with African countries and international organizations to implement a three-year health promotion and HIV prevention advocacy programme for adolescents, starting in 2019.

28 Jul 2018 description
report UNAIDS

HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies continue to pose a high health burden for millions of people, specially for young women and key populations, according to participants at an AIDS2018 session titled Condoms 2.0: Reinvigorating effective condom programming in the era of epidemic control.

27 Jul 2018 description
report UNAIDS

Antiretroviral stock-outs are a serious public health problem in the Latin America region and represent an important risk to the sustainability of the HIV response, according to participants at AIDS2018.

24 Jul 2018 description
report UNAIDS

Faith Building Bridges, the interfaith pre-conference event that was held before the International AIDS Conference, ended on 22 July. The participants joined together in a common voice to demand that the world recommit to ending AIDS and that world leaders take strong actions now, and in the future, to ensure that the AIDS epidemic is brought to an end.

24 Jul 2018 description
report UNAIDS

On 23 July, the Global HIV Prevention Coalition brought together HIV prevention leaders in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to discuss the urgency of scaling up HIV prevention services. They shared the progress made and looked at the challenges, including policy barriers and inadequate funding for prevention.