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NEW YORK, 20 May 2014 (allAfrica) - A ground-breaking series of papers released by The Lancet at UNICEF Headquarters today shows that the majority of the almost 3 million children who die before they turn one month old could be saved if they received quality care around the time of birth - with a particular focus on the most vulnerable and under-served.
NAIROBI, 20 May 2014 (allAfrica) - As Africa scales up lifesaving antiretroviral therapy for HIV positive people, concerns are rife that the absence of mass routine viral load testing will hamper extending treatment to the millions who need it.
NEW YORK, 19 May 2014 (allAfrica) — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a new guidebook today encouraging low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to make greater use of competition law and policy to increase access to HIV treatment and other health technologies.
HARARE, 16 May 2014 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - The city of Chitungwiza was ablaze with edutainment from the 29th April to the 2nd of May 2014 as part of the HIFA outreach programme. The Organisation for Public Health Interventions and Development (OPHID), SAfAIDS and Zimbabwe AIDS Preventing Project Trust (ZAPPT) were part of the team that took the spirit of HIFA to communities through providing information on the national strategic goal of elimination of pediatric HIV by 2015 and the key steps to be taken towards achieving that goal. Population Services International (PSI) also weighed in with the provision of HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC).
HARARE, 16 May 2014 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - Life-threatening illnesses like cancer have been known to cause inexpressible suffering for both the patient and the carers alike if no medical recourse is available in African countries.
HARARE,16 May 2014 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - In a bid to address the unmet need for family planning amongst HIV positive women and women of reproductive health, SAfAIDS in conjunction with Betsreranai, its Community Based Partner in Mberengwa conducted “Our Baby Our Future” Campaigns at 8 various sites in the district. The campaigns were targeted at providing health education and services ranging from condom use during pregnancy and dual protection during breastfeeding periods regardless of HIV status of women/couple to maximize health outcomes for children.