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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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SAfAIDS Holds Stakeholders' Meeting

MASERU, 27 April 2015 (LENA) – In a bid to promote good health, SAfAIDS - Lesotho held a one-day National Wash and HIV Stakeholders Dialogue meeting in Maseru on Monday.

Africa: Global Fund Launches Human Rights Complaints Procedure

GENEVA, 27 April 2015 (allAfrica) - The Global Fund partnership has launched a human rights complaints procedure as part of its commitment to protect and promote human rights in the context of fighting AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. 

World Malaria Day: call to close gaps in prevention and treatment to defeat malaria

GENEVA, 25 April 2015 -WHO is calling on the global health community to urgently address significant gaps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria. Despite dramatic declines in malaria cases and deaths since 2000, more than half a million lives are still lost to this preventable disease each year.

Call to make children’s services a priority in the wake of the xenophobic attacks

PRETORIA, 24 APRIL 2015 (RIATT-ESA) - We call on the camp management authorities to ensure that children are properly documented, protected, and provided with appropriate services. We call on governments and NGOs in the receiving countries to ensure that repatriated children are immediately linked and retained in services to ensure their health and well-being.

The Pride of having human rights

The Merriam Webster dictionary proffers the following meaning for the word ‘pride’: “a feeling that you respect yourself and deserve to be respected by other people”. In the context of the movie PRIDE, it can be noted that the feeling of pride is not transferrable, it is a personal feeling. This is the plight of the LGBTI community that their rights are not perceived by the law as derogative; an issue of opinion rather than them being non-derogable. 

WHO Urges Disclosure of Bad Results From Drug Trials

GENEVA, 23 April 2015 (allAfrica) - The World Health Organization has called for the disclosure of all results from the clinical trials of new medicines, regardless of their success, to increase transparency in the drug innovation process.

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