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Countries ready to “Fast Track” response to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030

GENEVA/NEW YORK, 7 October  2014 (UNAIDS) —A new fast-track strategy proposes rapid and massive acceleration of HIV prevention and treatment programmes with a people-centred approach for ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. This call and new commitments were made at a high-level side event entitled Fast track: Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

SAfAIDS Conducts orientation of Traditional Leaders on Early Access to ART for All

MBABANE, 3 October 2013 (SAfAIDS Media) - The Ministry of Health through the MaxART consortium is embarking on a new approach to HIV care in Swaziland. The approach is whereby antiretroviral treatment (ARVs) is offered to willing individuals after a positive HIV test, despite the level of their CD4 cell count, thereby including even those that still feel healthy and might not see the need for starting treatment.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

GENEVA, 2 October 2014 (WHO) - The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.

Leaving no one behind in the post-2015 development agenda: young marginalized people claim their space

NEW YORK, 29 September 2014 (UNAIDS) - The sexual and reproductive health rights of young marginalized populations are often neglected and their collective voice in this critical area not always heard. To try to redress this imbalance young people from marginalized communities and key populations in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Puerto Rico and Uganda met in New York this week to discuss how to put these rights issues firmly on the post-2015 development agenda, leaving no one behind.

Malawi: UN - First Lady Calls for Inclusion of Youths in Matters Affecting Their Lives

NEW YORK, 26 September 2014 (allAfrica) - Malawi's First Lady, Madam Getrude Mutharika has called on member states of the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA Initiative) to fully involve the youth in matters that affect their lives and promote peer education among them to avoid early pregnancies, marriages and HIV infections.

69th session of the General Assembly

NEW YORK, 25 September 2014 (UNwomen) - As global leaders convene for the sixty-ninth session of the UN General Assembly in New York, UN Women will ensure that gender perspectives are reflected and that gender equality issues receive strong visibility and commitment to implementation.

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