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Apple and (RED) Refresh Partnership in Fight Against AIDS

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Apple and (RED) are refreshing their campaign for AIDS awareness in time for the holidays, starting with a new app-based sales initiative. From now until December 7th, many fan-favorite apps in the Apple Store will offer fresh content and upgrades, with all proceeds going directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. Called “Apps for (RED),” the campaign’s participating ...

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SA’s big HIV/Aids 2030 plan

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Source: SAnews.gov.za Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says government has big plans to turn the tide on HIV/Aids by 2030, in line with the target set by delegates at the International Aids Conference in Australia. “The conference took a very far-reaching decision to add to the already existing international goals … that we need to bring an end to HIV/Aids ...

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Niger: Two million animals vaccinated

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More than two million head of livestock belonging to almost 140,000 families in the Agadez and Tillabéry areas of the north and west of Niger have been treated in a major vaccination and deworming campaign. The undertaking, begun in January by Niger’s veterinary authorities with support from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Red Cross Society ...

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SA: Fighting Aids through policy 20 years on

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A young South African woman tells Gabi Khumalo that there is life after HIV. It’s been two weeks since Thabisile Majola* came back home after spending almost five days in hospital. Her parents and her younger brother are relieved to have her home. But a week later, at about 10pm, as her mother prepares to go to bed, she hears ...

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Partners harmonise AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria strategies for Africa

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With the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals fast approaching over 60 partners from the African Union, Regional Economic Communities, civil society, UN organisations and development partners met in Brazzaville, Congo Wednesday through Friday to streamline harmonisation and coordination of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria responses. “In the context of inadequate resources to respond to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria effective coordination ...

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“Protect the Goal” campaign ‘From Soweto to Bahia’ World Tour Kicks-off in South Africa

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On 5 March 2014, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), in cooperation with the Tobeka Madiba Zuma Foundation (TMZF), a co-sponsor of the “Protect the Goal” campaign, and the South African Football Association Development Agency (SDA), will kick-off the World Tour of the “Protect the Goal” campaign ‘From Soweto to Bahia’ in Johannesburg. The kick-off event ...

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IESC’s Innovative BizAIDS Africa Program Reaches 10th Anniversary

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Helping Thousands of Small Businesses in Southern Africa to Cope with the Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS International Executive Service Corps (IESC) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the successful BizAIDS program set up in Zambia in 2004 by IESC, through U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funding, to help small businesses and local communities mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS.  BizAIDS ...

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SA welcomes Global Fund’s R3bn HIV grant

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Cabinet has welcomed and thanked the Global Fund for their R3 billion funding for HIV and TB programmes in the country. The approval of the largest Global Fund grant that the country has ever received, followed a proposal by the South African National Aids Council (SANAC) Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism. The body represents government departments, civil society, the people ...

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Swaziland: MSF rolls out innovative medical approach to prevent mother-to-child HIV/AIDS transmission

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Stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS from mothers to their children is an essential step in curbing the disease’s epidemic in Swaziland. Since February 2013, an innovative approach, commonly referred to as PMTCT B+ (prevention of mother-to-child transmission, option B+), is being B+ rolled out by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the Ministry of Health in the Nhlangano area, ...

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Charlize Theron: “The Moment to Act Against AIDS is Now”

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HIV/AIDS campaigner and actress Charlize Theron today met Youth Ambassadors who act as role models for their peers and raise awareness of how to prevent the spread of HIV in communities in her native South Africa. The Youth Ambassador Program trains young men and women, between the age of 18 and 30, in KwaZulu Natal province to disseminate HIV prevention ...

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