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WHO calls on the world to “Gear up to End TB”

GENEVA, 22 March 2015 (WHO) - As countries mark World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, WHO is calling for “global solidarity and action” to support a new 20-year strategy, which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic.

World Water Day 2015: UN calls for global unity in pursuit of better water access for all

22 March 2015  (United Nations) – As the perils of climate change increasingly threaten the planet, the international community must unite in “a spirit of urgent cooperation” to address the many water-related challenges facing humanity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today.

Africa: HIV Prevalence Reduced in SADC, but Sub-Saharan Africa Still Tops

HARARE, 19 March 2015 (allAfrica) - This is the eighth in a series of articles analysing regional progress on gender equality and women's empowerment. With 2015 finally here, notable progress has been made in reducing HIV and AIDS prevalence and stemming new infections.

Social Development Launches HIV Report

PRETORIA, 18 March 2015 (allAfrica) - The Department of Social Development has launched the Gender Equality Assessment of Provincial Strategic and Operational Plans on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB).

PAPWC calls for the African Union to find African solutions to African problems:- International Women’s Day and Month 2015.

The International Women’s Day Theme “Make it happen; encouraging effective action for advancing and recognizing women” could not have come at a better time than this. According to the UNAIDS 2013 Epidemiological report in Sub Saharan Africa. The world statistics show that 50% of HIV infections are in Africa among African women and concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa. There is ongoing stigma and discrimination against women and girls living with HIV, including within families and communities and the health sector.

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59)

NEW YORK, 17 March 2015 (UNWomen) The year 2015 marks a significant milestone – the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – which will be the focus of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59).

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