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Africa: New UNDP Report Highlights the Role That Cash Transfers Can Play in Preventing HIV

NEW YORK CITY, 22 October 2014 (UNDP) - Today, on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UNDP has released a new report on cash transfers and HIV prevention. Cash transfers are a major tool in the fight against poverty in its many forms.

 

Press Release: Tanzania to host The Economist Events’ Health Care in Africa 2014

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, October 21, 2014 -- The Economist Events (http://www.economistevents.com) will be hosting their Health Care in Africa Summit (http://www.africahealth.economist.com) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Hyatt Regency, The Kilimanjaro on November 18th and 19th 2014.

 

Animation Video: Life-long antiretroviral treatment for all women living with HIV (in English and French)

UNICEF has produced a short animated video in English and French on life-long antiretroviral treatment for all pregnant women living with HIV.

The video is available here:

(ENGLISH): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2vIVnpJhJk

(FRENCH): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3GvABGtE4g

STI Increase - Cry My Beloved Zimbabwe

HARARE, (Herald), 15 October 2014 - Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the increase in this country. This is a fact that can no longer be wished away. The National AIDS Council (NAC) last week released figures for cases recorded in Harare alone in the first six months of the year and they were not amusing. These high figures; coming soon after NAC also released similarly high and depressing numbers for STIs in other parts of the country, again in this very same year, shows that something is every wrong somewhere.

Africa: UNAIDS to Launch HIV Testing Campaign Across Africa in World Record Bid

ADDIS ABABA (Sudan Tribune), 15 October 2015 - The UN is planning to conduct a multi-country HIV testing campaign in Africa to mark this year's World AIDS Day in a bid to set a new world record for the most number of HIV tests conducted in one day.

 

Malawi: Authorities Urge People to Openly Discuss HIV

BLANTYRE, (MNA), 15 October 2014 - Authorities have called on people in the country to openly discuss HIV/AIDS related matters as one way of curbing the spread of the pandemic. Open discussions about the pandemic, according to Blantyre District AIDS Coordinator Loveness Chikumba, would help disseminate as much information as possible on the pandemic.

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