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Call To Action Issued To Integrate Holistic Approach For AIDS-Free Generation

UNAIDS: Global Partners Forum: a holistic approach needed to keep children and young people safe from HIV UNAIDS reports on discussions in the Global Partners Forum on Children and HIV and AIDS, which took place on the first day of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. “A call…

Intervention Needed In South Sudan To Prevent Humanitarian Crisis

VOA News: U.N. Humanitarian Chief Warns of ‘Major Humanitarian Crisis’ in South Sudan “The United Nations’ top humanitarian official, Valerie Amos, said this week the international community must intervene quickly in South Sudan, or watch the young country sink even deeper into disaster and possible famine…” (Zeitvogel, 7/17).

U.N. Increasing Emergency Aid To Gaza Amid Worsening Water Shortages

Reuters: U.N. aid agencies step up emergency aid to Gaza “The United Nations said on Friday it was stepping up emergency aid to Gaza, where Israel’s military offensive has made water shortages worse and stoked fears of more sewage contamination and water-borne diseases…” (Nebehay, 7/18).

Report Examines 2013 Donor Government Commitments And Disbursements To AIDS Funding

GNA/VibeGhana.com: Donor Government commitments dip for AIDS In 2013 “Donor governments in 2013 committed 8.1 billion dollars in new funding to support the HIV/AIDS response in low- and middle-income countries, down three percent from 2012. A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on…

Inequality Can Lead To Wider Spread Of Military Conflicts, Letter To Cameron Says

The Guardian: Global inequality risks spread of military conflicts, Cameron warned “David Cameron is warned today by Graça Machel, widow of the late South African statesman Nelson Mandela, that unless world leaders made 2015 a year for development, the consequence would not just be poverty but also growing military conflicts…

Amid Budget Cuts, Ebola Outbreak Worsens In West Africa, Produces Stigma

News outlets continue coverage on the Ebola outbreak and stigma surrounding the disease in West Africa. Bloomberg News: Ebola Survivor Shunned as a Zombie Joins Fight Against Virus “…The social stigma attached to Ebola, a hemorrhagic fever that kills as many as 90 percent of its victims, is complicating efforts…

Haiti Achieves Several MDGs Ahead Of Deadline; Cholera Rates Decline

U.N. News Centre: Feature: Haiti witnesses declining cholera rates, significant gains in development “Haiti, often cited as one of the least developed countries in the Western Hemisphere, has reached — or nearly reached — several of the Millennium Development Goals ahead of the 2015 deadline, according to a report launched…

PrEP Programs Gain Momentum As Solution To AIDS Epidemic

Huffington Post: New Momentum on PrEP, But Critical Needs Are Overlooked Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC “…PrEP [(the use of a daily medication that reduces the risk of HIV infection)] is an option for many people, not only for gay men. … Global health leaders should be working, now,…

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