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Botswana: HIV Still Nation's Biggest Challenge

HARARE, 18 June 2014 (allAfrica) - HIV infection is still the biggest challenge facing the country, says coordinator of the National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA), Ms Grace Muzila. Briefing the media about the recent Botswana AIDS Impact Survey (BAIS) IV, she said the national HIV prevalence rate was estimated at 18.5% among people aged 18 months and above.

Africa…An Educated Child is what we need!

HARARE, 16 June 2014 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - SAfAIDS joins the African Union and its partners in commemorating the Day of the African Child 2014. Running under the theme, “A child friendly, quality, free and compulsory education for all children in Africa", the day is set aside to commemorate the 1976 protests by school children in Soweto, South Africa.


South Africa Second in World to Adopt New TB Prevention Guidance

CAPE TOWN, 12 June 2014 (allAfrica) - The Department of Health is expected to launch new tuberculosis (TB) guidelines at the South African TB Conference, which began  in Durban.

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.

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