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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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Rwanda: TB Day - How Is Rwanda Faring?

KIGALI, 23 March 2015 (allAfrica) - Tomorrow, the World will mark the Tuberclosis (T.B) day. The day is used to build public awareness that TB remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries.

WHO calls on the world to “Gear up to End TB”

GENEVA, 22 March 2015 (WHO) - As countries mark World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, WHO is calling for “global solidarity and action” to support a new 20-year strategy, which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic.

World Water Day 2015: UN calls for global unity in pursuit of better water access for all

22 March 2015  (United Nations) – As the perils of climate change increasingly threaten the planet, the international community must unite in “a spirit of urgent cooperation” to address the many water-related challenges facing humanity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today.

Africa: HIV Prevalence Reduced in SADC, but Sub-Saharan Africa Still Tops

HARARE, 19 March 2015 (allAfrica) - This is the eighth in a series of articles analysing regional progress on gender equality and women's empowerment. With 2015 finally here, notable progress has been made in reducing HIV and AIDS prevalence and stemming new infections.

Social Development Launches HIV Report

PRETORIA, 18 March 2015 (allAfrica) - The Department of Social Development has launched the Gender Equality Assessment of Provincial Strategic and Operational Plans on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB).

PAPWC calls for the African Union to find African solutions to African problems:- International Women’s Day and Month 2015.

The International Women’s Day Theme “Make it happen; encouraging effective action for advancing and recognizing women” could not have come at a better time than this. According to the UNAIDS 2013 Epidemiological report in Sub Saharan Africa. The world statistics show that 50% of HIV infections are in Africa among African women and concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa. There is ongoing stigma and discrimination against women and girls living with HIV, including within families and communities and the health sector.

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