Thousands of international HIV/AIDS experts will convene in Windhoek, Namibia, next week for a five-day meeting focused on HIV/AIDS, New Era reports.
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U.N. Agencies, NGOs Appeal For $37M For IDPs In Pakistan The WHO, UNICEF, the U.N. Population Fund and 19 NGOs have appealed for $37 million to provide “life-saving healthcare” for more than three million internally displaced people currently residing in temporary camps in northwest Pakistan, the International News reports. The…
According to a report released Tuesday by Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF), “Zimbabweans continue to cross the border [into South Africa] every day, legally and illegally, in massive numbers as a matter of survival,” AFP/Google.com reports.
Indonesia To Host International Congress On AIDS Indonesia will host the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific region, August 3 â€“ 13 in Bali, organizers of the event announced Wednesday, Xinhua reports. Indonesia was selected to host the congress because it “was one of the first…
The U.S. government recently announced a commitment to double its support for Malawi’s efforts to fight HIV/AIDS to $45 million annually, Xinhua reports.
Jamaica has already achieved some U.N. Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets and is “on track” to attain five more, according to a report that mapped the country’s progress toward the MDGs, the Jamaica Observer reports.
Amid Zimbabwe’s growing humanitarian crisis, U.N. agencies on Monday released a revised statement of appeal for foreign donations totaling $718 million for “food, clean water, AIDS medicines and other aid â€“ up from an estimate of $550 million in November,” the AP/Washington Post reports.
Michelle Obama Can Highlight ‘Disproportionate Impact’ of HIV/AIDS on Women, Girls During Africa Visit When first lady Michelle Obama travels to Ghana with the President in July she has the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the “disproportionate impact of AIDS on women and girls” worldwide, in turn helping to…
PTI/The Hindu examines a recently launched national HIV prevention program that will target an estimated 5 million truck drivers in India, a group health experts consider to be at high-risk for HIV.
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Nigeria Releases 57M Polio Vaccines, Aims To Increase Vaccine Coverage The Nigerian government recently released 57 million doses of the trivalent oral polio vaccine for a nationwide campaign that concluded on Sunday, Nigeria’s Guardian newspaper reports. Additional campaigns are scheduled for July, August and October (Muanya, Guardian, 5/28). The Guardian…