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The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), the custodian of the International Conference on AIDS and STI’s In Africa (ICASA) with great pleasure, announces to all esteemed stakeholders and cherished delegates that Zimbabwe has been chosen to host ICASA 2015. The SAA Board officially announced the host country at a press conference in Harare on the 25th of June 2015. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Minister of Health, Dr. Pagwesese David Parirenyatwa representing the Government of Zimbabwe and Dr. Ihab Ahmed, SAA President.

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Nigeria: Appraising Nigeria's HIV/AIDS Control Efforts

ABUJA, 14 May 2015 (allAfrica) - Medical experts observe that the incidence of HIV and AIDS in Nigeria poses a serious threat to the socio-economic development of the country.

World Health Statistics reports on global health goals for 194 countries

GENEVA, 13 MAY 2015 (WHO) - 2015 is the final year for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – goals set by governments in 2000 to guide global efforts to end poverty. This year’s "World Health Statistics" – published today by WHO – assesses progress towards the health-related goals in each of the 194 countries for which data are available. The results are mixed.

WHO recommends 10 measurements for HIV epidemic

BANGKOK, 12 MAY 2015 (WHO) – The World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines recommending simplified indicators to measure the reach of HIV services, and the impact achieved at both the national and global levels.

Circumcision Does Not Prevent HIV/AIDS, Migori Youth Warned

NAIROBI, 11 May 2015 (allAfrica) - Multi-pronged camapigns must be carried out in Migori county to alter the belief that circumcised men cannot contract HIV/AIDS, an official has said.

Sexuality education programming set to reach millions of young people across eastern and southern Africa

LUSAKA, 7 May 2015 (UNAIDS) -  Young people in eastern and southern Africa, like many of their peers around the world, often receive conflicting and inaccurate information about sex. This can lead to badly informed decisions about how, when or with whom to have sex and how to protect themselves against HIV.

Swaziland: Health Minister - HIV Response Can Help Tackle Malaria in Southern Africa

MBABANE, 5 May 2015 (allAfrica) - Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane, Swaziland's minister of health and social welfare, has called for lessons learned from the HIV response in Southern Africa to be applied to the response to malaria.

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