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Swaziland: Health Minister - HIV Response Can Help Tackle Malaria in Southern Africa

MBABANE, 5 May 2015 (allAfrica) - Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane, Swaziland's minister of health and social welfare, has called for lessons learned from the HIV response in Southern Africa to be applied to the response to malaria.

SAfAIDS Holds Stakeholders' Meeting

MASERU, 27 April 2015 (LENA) – In a bid to promote good health, SAfAIDS - Lesotho held a one-day National Wash and HIV Stakeholders Dialogue meeting in Maseru on Monday.

Africa: Global Fund Launches Human Rights Complaints Procedure

GENEVA, 27 April 2015 (allAfrica) - The Global Fund partnership has launched a human rights complaints procedure as part of its commitment to protect and promote human rights in the context of fighting AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. 

World Malaria Day: call to close gaps in prevention and treatment to defeat malaria

GENEVA, 25 April 2015 -WHO is calling on the global health community to urgently address significant gaps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria. Despite dramatic declines in malaria cases and deaths since 2000, more than half a million lives are still lost to this preventable disease each year.

Call to make children’s services a priority in the wake of the xenophobic attacks

PRETORIA, 24 APRIL 2015 (RIATT-ESA) - We call on the camp management authorities to ensure that children are properly documented, protected, and provided with appropriate services. We call on governments and NGOs in the receiving countries to ensure that repatriated children are immediately linked and retained in services to ensure their health and well-being.

The Pride of having human rights

The Merriam Webster dictionary proffers the following meaning for the word ‘pride’: “a feeling that you respect yourself and deserve to be respected by other people”. In the context of the movie PRIDE, it can be noted that the feeling of pride is not transferrable, it is a personal feeling. This is the plight of the LGBTI community that their rights are not perceived by the law as derogative; an issue of opinion rather than them being non-derogable. 

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