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South Africa: National Aids Council 'Fires' Staff

Just days before the new National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV and AIDS, TB and STIs is due to be implemented on the 1st of April, the entire staff of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) has been fired, leaving no one in the SANAC Secretariat to deliver on the plan.

Published
02 April 2012
From
AllAfrica
How is HIV prevention policy made in Tanzania and why do structural interventions lose out?

Far from being primarily driven by scientific evidence, decisions about spending priorities for HIV prevention programmes emerge from an imperfect, politicised process, Moritz Hunsmann argues in an

Published
28 March 2012
By
Roger Pebody
House of Lords questions on HIV commissioning

Baroness Thornton asked the government what assessment they had made of the risks posed by implementation of the Health and Social Care Bill to HIV/AIDS programmes.

Published
23 March 2012
From
They Work for You
Preparing President Obama for the International AIDS Conference, July 2012

We must urgently consider what preparations the U.S. needs to make for this global stage. Here, I focus on issues related to HIV in the U.S. because the conference traditionally spotlights the epidemic in the host country. We have serious policy and programmatic work to do to get our house in order before the world comes to our door.

Published
23 March 2012
From
Huffington Post
130 HIV Advocacy Groups Support Health Care Reform

More than 130 HIV advocacy and health organizations have endorsed Lambda Legal’s friend-of-the-court brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. health care reform, according to a Lambda Legal statement. 

Published
19 March 2012
From
Poz magazine news
Significantly Better HIV Prevention in Africa Vital to Managing Long-Term Financial Impact of HIV/AIDS – World Bank Report

Analysis Shows Future Treatment Costs May Be Heaviest in Southern Africa and Uganda

Published
16 March 2012
From
World Bank
Arab countries to develop a unified AIDS Strategy to reach targets set in the 2011 Political Declaration on AIDS

“We will save no effort to prevent new HIV infections and new AIDS related deaths in our region,” said H.E. Dr Abdel Latif Wreikat, Minister of Health of Jordan and the Chair of the 37th Session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Health held on 14-15 March 2012 in Amman, Jordan.

Published
16 March 2012
From
UNAIDS
Obama names Grant Colfax as AIDS policy chief

President Barack Obama has appointed Dr. Grant Colfax, the gay director of San Francisco's HIV Prevention Section, as the new director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, the White House announced Wednesday, March 14.

Published
15 March 2012
From
Bay Area Reporter
Michel Sidibé: To Invest in Africa's Future, Finish the Fight Against AIDS

Africa is now poised to push towards a new vision of: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. And it needs everyone's support -- as an equal partner, with 'shared responsibility' as the guiding principle.

Published
14 March 2012
From
Huffington Post
Release of UK Consortium policy briefing on HIV, Women and Girls

March 8th is International Women’s Day – a time to celebrate the achievements that women around the world bring to society, but also an opportunity to highlight the barriers that women still face in gaining equality and living full, healthy, empowered lives.

Published
08 March 2012
From
UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development

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