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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.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY THIRD COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, 11TH & 12TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)
Child Dies Every 5 Minutes from Abuse, Special Representative Says
Children on the move must be better protected from detention, family separation and violence, United Nations experts told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian & Cultural) today in one of many appeals for Governments to safeguard the rights of boys and girls around the world.
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.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised committee passage of their legislation to extend the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for another five years. PEPFAR was established in 2003 as an emergency response to alleviate the epidemic of HIV/AIDS, primarily on the continent of Africa.
The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.
Context On 26 September 2018, the United Nations (UN) will hold its first high-level meeting on tuberculosis (TB), at its headquarters in New York. The title of the meeting – United to End TB: An Urgent Global Response to a Global Epidemic – highlights the need for immediate action to accelerate progress towards the goal of ending the TB epidemic by 2030.
• Tuberculosis is now the leading cause of death from infectious disease, with 1.3 million deaths per year, not including HIV co-infections.
• Globally, the rate of decline in TB incidence has been slow, at 2 percent per year from 2000 to 2016, mainly due to low case notification. An estimated 4.1 million people with TB have been missed every year and contribute to ongoing transmission. To achieve the milestones set in the End TB Strategy, we must accelerate the rate of reduction to 4-5 percent each year by 2020.
We are making extraordinary progress in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, but far too many people are still dying from these diseases, which are fully preventable. To end these epidemics, we need increased investment, accelerated innovation and a relentless focus on impact.
The iCAN Package was designed after an information gap on sexuality and sexual and reproductive health issues among young people living with HIV was identified. The iCAN Participant’s Workbook aims to help address the challenges facing young people across East and Southern Africa.
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.
Le partenariat du Fonds mondial a sauvé 27 millions de vies
PARIS – Le partenariat du Fonds mondial a sauvé 27 millions de vies selon un rapport publié aujourd’hui qui fait état de formidables avancées dans le combat mené à l’échelle mondiale contre le VIH, la tuberculose et le paludisme. Parallèlement à ces progrès, le rapport met également en évidence les nouvelles menaces qui pèsent sur les efforts déployés pour en finir avec ces épidémies.
Voici les grands résultats obtenus en 2017 dans les pays où le Fonds mondial investit :
Global Fund Partnership has Saved 27 Million Lives
PARIS – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria released a report today demonstrating that 27 million lives have been saved by the Global Fund partnership. The report shows tremendous progress that has been achieved by efforts to end the epidemics, while highlighting new threats.
The Results Report 2018 includes key annual results achieved in countries where the Global Fund invests:
17.5 million people received antiretroviral therapy for HIV.
On 5 September 2018, the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, the National Health Security Office (NHSO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Partnership Project for Global Health and Universal Health Coverage (GLO+UHC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) organised the “Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting on AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Universal Health Coverage: Country Experiences, Challenges and …
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.
Un rapport de l’OMS montre que la mauvaise qualité des prestations menace les acquis dans le domaine de la santé en Afrique
DAKAR/BRAZZAVILLE, 29 août 2018 - Selon un nouveau rapport du Bureau régional de l’Afrique de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), on assiste à une embellie notable de l’état de santé au niveau de la Région, cette tendance ne pouvant être maintenue et consolidée que si les pays améliorent sensiblement la qualité des prestations de services de santé essentiels au profit des personnes qui en ont le plus besoin.
WHO report finds poor delivery of services threatens gains made in health in Africa
DAKAR/BRAZZAVILLE, 29 August 2018 - A new report by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Africa shows a high improvement in health in the region. However, this achievement can only be sustained and expanded if countries significantly improve the way they deliver essential health services to the people who need them most.
WASHINGTON — Thirty-six million people currently live with AIDS, a disease that claimed the lives of nearly 1 million people last year. Experts predict that by 2030, 100 million people will have been infected with the HIV virus.
Despite the alarming numbers, there have been great strides in treatment. HIV is no longer a death sentence, and researchers say people receiving treatment for HIV are able to live normal lives and do not pose a risk to others when they are being treated proactively.
More than 500 women and girls die in emergency settings every day due to complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth (UNFPA, 2018, p. 3). In 2017, an estimated 535 million children (nearly one in four of the world’s children) lived in countries affected by emergencies (UNICEF, 2017). This report provides examples of organisations working in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in emergency settings and some key technical resources.
Les personnes et les communautés les plus touchées par le VIH, la tuberculose et le paludisme apportent des contributions essentielles à la mission du Fonds mondial d’en finir avec ces trois épidémies tout en mettant en place des systèmes de santé plus forts et plus réactifs.