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  • Three new agreements announced with the potential to expand access to innovative HIV treatment in low- and middle-income countries

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI), UNAIDS, and UNITAID announce today three new agreements that could increase access to more sustainable HIV drug regimens at reduced prices, pending stringent regulatory approval and/or World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualification.

    5 hours ago | UNITAID
  • Modeling the global HIV treatment funding gap for 2020 targets

    With currently projected funding, countries around the world are unlikely to achieve the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 90-90-90 treatment target according to a modeling study publishing this week in PLOS Medicine.

    27 November 2015 | EurekAlert
  • The latest report from UNAIDS shows great progress against the disease

    Good news from the front. But there is still much to do.

    24 November 2015 | The Economist
  • Countries adopt UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy to double number of people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2020

    An estimated 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment, a doubling from five years ago, as countries adopt the UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy using data to fine-tune delivery of HIV prevention and treatment services to reach people being left behind.

    24 November 2015 | UNAIDS
  • Nigeria: Dwindling Funds, Dearth of Personnel Impede Fight Against HIV/Aids

    A total of 3.2 million persons are currently living with HIV in Nigeria, making the national HIV prevalence rate to stand at 3.2%. The current prevalence rate represents a drop from the 3.5% prevalence statistics recorded in the country over the last decade, thanks to the financial and technical assistance from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). However unless urgent steps are taken by the Federal Government to take full ownership of funding and supply of commodities and drugs for management of the epidemic, the gains made, especially in the reversal of spread of the virus through Prevention of Mother to Child transmission may collapse, leading to resurgence and new deaths.

    17 November 2015 |
  • The 21st International AIDS Conference to take place on 18-22 July 2016

    Today the International AIDS Society (IAS) announced final dates for the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), which will be 18-22 July 2016. The decision was made as part of a new conference approach that will more fully incorporate several pre-conference meetings into the main conference programme. AIDS 2016 will be hosted in Durban, South Africa.

    04 November 2015 | AIDS 2016
  • Clinton archives reveal AIDS fund chief pushed out in 2012

    A series of recently released emails by former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton contradict the official motive given for Michel Kazatchkine leaving his top post at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS in 2012.

    02 November 2015 | Yahoo News / AFP
  • U.S. pledges $4 billion to Global Fund, pushes for reform

    In a much anticipated announcement during the Replenishment Conference in New York on Monday and Tuesday this week, the Obama Administration revealed a $4 billion pledge to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years.

    07 October 2015 | Science Speaks
  • WHO and UNAIDS launch new standards to improve adolescent care

    New Global Standards for quality health-care services for adolescents developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS aim to help countries improve the quality of adolescent health care.

    07 October 2015 | UNAIDS press release
  • Ebola is all but over, but the postmortem on the World Health Organization is just getting started

    Thousands died in west Africa, but the biggest victim could be the ineffectual World Health Organization, which acted far too slowly to contain the outbreak. A year after the peak of the Ebola epidemic, which killed more than 11,300 people and threw the US and Europe into a panic, it is the global health system that is under scrutiny. In particular, the WHO is in the dock for failing to act soon enough. Big questions are being asked about its competence and its future.

    01 October 2015 | The Guardian
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