Uganda’s Health Ministry announced Monday it has ordered investigations into whether the deaths of 17 patients living with HIV in Northern Uganda were caused by their inability to get antiretroviral drugs, the AP/mlive.com reports.
The U.S., WHO and representatives from 13 African countries on Monday launched an effort to boost the standards for quality medical labs on the continent, VOA News reports.
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UNICEF Using SMS Text Messages To Fight Polio In Zambia UNICEF has partnered with African companies to send SMS text messages to millions of Zambian parents as part of a new initiative to prevent polio, Computerworld reports. Millions of cell phone subscribers will be sent messages about activities aimed at…
New Vision Examines Reports That Lack Of Drugs, Funds Resulting in Closure of HIV/AIDS Clinics In Uganda
The New Vision examines recent reports out of Uganda that HIV/AIDS clinic are closing due to the country’s rapidly decreasing antiretroviral (ARVs) supply. The article also includes information on the efforts of additional HIV/AIDS clinics in the region to scale back the number of patients the clinics can accept. The…
During the 5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, scientists “renewed the call for more immediate and urgent effort to be directed towards HIV prevention amid the dominance of treatment interventions and the world-wide search for a quick fix vaccine, which many agree, is years away,” Health-e/allAfrica.com reports.
Speaking at the 5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention on Monday, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby outlined President Obama’s global AIDS policy agenda, Plus News/IRIN reports.
U.S. Lawmakers Should Not Slow AIDS Funding According to a Concord Monitor opinion piece, PEPFAR has “fostered self-relianceâ€¦ strengthened drug supply and delivery systemsâ€¦ trained new health care workers,” and the impact of U.S. tax dollars has been “multiplied” by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. “A…
IAS Conference Begins, Report Says Economic Crisis Forcing Africans Living With HIV/AIDS Off Life-Saving Medications
At a news conference opening the 5th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention on Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa, Julio Montaner, president of the International AIDS Society, expressed disappointment that the “G8 ignored the HIV-AIDS issue at its annual summit this month,” which was “just four years after pledging at the 2005 Gleneagles [G8] summit to fight for universal access to AIDS treatment by 2010,” the Globe and Mail reports.
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Disease-Specific Initiatives Produce Mixed Results, Survey Says Disease-specific initiatives, such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and PEPFAR, are having mixed results on health systems in recipient countries and should be “retooled to become less disruptive,” according to a survey conducted by the NGO Groots Kenya…
IAS Conference Blog; Lancet ProfilesÂ IncomingÂ Executive Director Ahead of the 5th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, which begins on Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa â€“ the IAS 2009 Live blog started publishing, including the latest developments and resources and featured guest bloggers. A Lancet perspective piece profiles…