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Ghana Marks International Protect the Goal Day

ACCRA, 11 June 2014 (allAfrica) - Ghana joins the world and the UNAIDS to mark the International Protect the Goal Day, just days away from the start of the 2014 Brazil World Cup. June 09, 2014 has been declared by the UNAIDS as the International Protect the Goal Day, and Executive Director Michel Sidibe will perform the global launch of the Day in in Salvador da Bahia in Brazil.

A Strategic Approach to Global Tuberculosis: A report by Center for Strategic and International Studies

WASHINGTON D.C. 10 June 2014 (Stop TB)  - A new report released by the Global Health Policy Center of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, suggests a slew of recommendations for the U.S. government to beef up the fight against tuberculosis - including appointing a U.S. Global coordinator on TB, increasing resources for programs, and forging a high level diplomatic annual meet for TB.

UNAIDS, UNICEF, Gov't Collaborate to Develop EMTCT Scale-Up Plan for Liberia

MONROVIA, 10 June 2014 (allAfrica) - The United Nations Joint Program on AIDS (UNAIDS) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare have concluded a weeklong Bottleneck Analysis on the current national Prevention from Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) plan in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

Africa: UN Officials Urge Greater Commitment, Investment, Innovation to End HIV/AIDS Epidemic

GENEVA, 9 June 2014 (allAfrica) - Despite significant gains, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is far from over, United Nations officials said , calling for greater political commitment, investment and innovation to end the global scourge.

Africa: Southern Africa - Sex Workers Risk Contracting HIV

JOHANNESBURG, 29 May 2014 (allAfrica) - Limited access to sexual reproductive health and abuse from male customers have been identified as key factors that place sex workers at risk of contracting HIV. Nkomile Mpooa of CARE-Lesotho brought the issue up during her presentation at the SADC Protocol@Work Summit currently underway in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Renewing efforts to eliminate new HIV infections among children

GENEVA, 21 May 2014 (allAfrica) - Despite the significant decline in new HIV infections among children since the launch in 2011 of the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive (Global Plan), there is a need for a renewed sense of urgency to reach the Global Plan targets.

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