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Africa: Universal Health Coverage Key to Sustainable Development Goals

NEW YORK, 28 September 2015 (allAfrica) — A United Nations General Assembly side event involving the governments of Japan, France, Liberia, Senegal and Thailand as well as the World Health Organization, World Bank and the Global Fund was held in New York today to consider Universal Health Coverage as a key element of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Programs Supported By the Global Fund Saved 17 Million Lives Through the End of 2014, Fund Says

NAIROBI, 23 September 2015 (allAfrica) - Programs supported by the Global Fund have saved 17 million lives up to the end of 2014, according to the Results Report 2015 released by the Fund on 21 September. The Fund says that it is on track to reach 22 million lives saved by December 2016, the end of the current replenishment period.

UNAIDS, Kenya Launch New Tool to Help End AIDS Epidemic By 2030

NAIROBI, 22 September 2015 (allAfrica) - The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, and the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, have launched an innovative new tool called the Kenya HIV Situation Room, to help track progress and identify gaps in HIV programming in Kenya.

Africa: Young People Must Play Active Role in New Global Development Goals

GENEVA, 21 September 2015 (allAfrica) - From 25-27 September, UN member states will meet to discuss the post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs) which include one broad health-related goal. But is there a danger that young people most at risk from HIV will be left behind by the new agenda?

Africa: LGBT Rights Must Be Protected to Ensure Healthy Lives for All

NAIROBI, 15 September 2015 (allAfrica) - Next week, 193 governments will attend the United Nation's General Assembly in New York to adopt new sustainable development goals. But for sexual minorities the question is: how serious are governments about ensuring no one is left behind in the goal to ensure healthy lives for all?

Africa: Young People in Desperate Search for Safer Sex

DAR ES SALAAM, 14 September 2015 (allAfrica) - For young people in southern Africa a lack of access to condoms is putting them at risk of unwanted pregnancies and HIV, and could ultimately jeopardise their lives.

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