HIV and tuberculosis (TB) are the two most deadly infectious diseases in the world. Globally in 2016, TB took the lives of more than 1.7 million people, while 1 million died from HIV-related illnesses. TB is also the leading cause of death for people living with HIV, with about one-third of HIV-related deaths occurring as a result of the co-infection.
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Reports by PACNEWS Journalist, Pita Ligaiula in Addis Ababa
Climate Change in the Pacific receives more funding from donors than food security, according to a regional government official.
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)’s Food Security Technical officer, Gibson Susumu said there is a need for climate change and food security to be given same priority in terms of funding.
The world has a unique chance to eradicate polio. With billions of dollars of support and coordinated efforts by governments and international health organizations, it could be the biggest public health victory since the eradication of smallpox. Also in this issue: Fundamental Principles, humanity first; Conflict in northern Mali, shifting sands; Refugees, unexpected guests.
31 August 2012
This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2012.
The refined framework will assess and contribute to the effectiveness of policies, laws and practice in promoting gender equality
The high-level group which oversees progress on the Commonwealth’s gender equality targets has agreed on a clear set of markers for measuring efforts in member countries.
The Commonwealth Gender Plan of Action Monitoring Group, which is made up of ministers and senior officials, met in London from 30 June to 2 July.
BANGKOK, 25 May 2012 - Early next week in Bangkok, Asian and Pacfic media and 10 UN agencies will participate in a special pre-session of a media summit organized by the Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (APIBD), to review regional progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
At this pre-session, media and the UN agencies, including the UN Disaster Risk Reduction Office (UNISDR), will look at how they can work more closely to contribute towards the MDGs and its outcomes beyond 2015.
This report covers the period January to December 2011
• Emergency operations support was provided to all Pacific national societies in relation to a range of tsunami and cyclone warnings and disaster operations (drought, cyclone, earthquake, power supply rupture).
Red Cross National Societies are community-based organizations. Providing support to improve the functioning of local Red Cross institutions, programmes and resulting services, which then have an impact on vulnerable people, is at the heart of the Pacific regional office’s mandate.
Programme activities include:
Red Cross National Societies are community-based organizations. Support to improving the functioning of local Red Cross institutions, programmes and the resulting services, which then have an impact on vulnerable people, is at the heart of the Pacific regional office’s mandate.
This report covers the period 01/01/10 to 30/06/10.
Cross sectoral initiatives during this period include:
- A dialogue with the Pacific Island Forum on potential cooperation initiatives.
- Delivery of the regional Community Resilience Forum, aimed at improving understanding of members in integrated approaches to working with communities.
- A monthly regional newsletter contributed to sharing best practice and improved coordination between Pacific members and Red Cross Red Crescent Movement partners.
- A monthly roster of travel by …