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AFRICA: 'We Cannot Leave Lives of Nationals to Development Partners'

As donors retreat from funding HIV prevention and treatment, the vulnerability of national programmes reliant on external funding has become apparent. Without long-term sustainaibility, the lives of millions could be at risk.

Published
16 March 2011
From
Inter Press Service
Ukraine supports the scaling up of substitution therapy

The Prime Minister of Ukraine has issued an order to support the scaling up of substitution therapy in the country.

Published
11 March 2011
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Canada: Commons passes bill to send generic drugs to developing countries

The House of Commons passed a bill yesterday its supporters say will help get inexpensive and badly needed medication to underdeveloped countries.

Published
10 March 2011
From
Montreal Gazette
Ethiopia: Five-Year Plan to Halve New HIV Infections

Ethiopia's government has come up with an ambitious plan to halve new HIV infections, quadruple its annual condom distribution and put 85 percent of people who need life-prolonging HIV medication on treatment within five years.

Published
10 March 2011
From
AllAfrica
Kenya: Aids to Lose 'Special Status' in New Plan

The government has taken the first steps to strip Aids of its special status and start treating it like any other chronic medical condition.

Published
10 March 2011
From
AllAfrica
US: Mississippi Policies Fuel HIV Epidemic

Thousands of Mississippians are at risk for HIV, and many who are infected are denied lifesaving measures and treatment because of counterproductive state laws and policies, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

Published
09 March 2011
From
Human Rights Watch
Ten Key Global Policy Developments Concerning MSM & HIV in 2010

The year 2010 was very important for activists focused on the health and human rights of MSM.  There were a number of key developments – both positive and negative – that made a significant impact on the global advocacy landscape. 

Published
18 February 2011
From
The Global Forum on MSM and HIV
UGANDA: Pushing HIV on to presidential candidates' agenda

Civil society activists say Uganda's presidential candidates have not placed sufficient emphasis on how they plan to tackle the epidemic should they come into office, despite rising HIV prevalence and major funding problems.

Published
16 February 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
China aims to bring AIDS spread under control by 2020

China hopes to more or less bring the spread of AIDS under control by 2020, but faces an uphill task do to so due in part to ignorance and poor policy coordination, the government said.

Published
16 February 2011
From
Reuters
HIV patients out of drugs, harassed in Ukraine

Ukraine has Europe's worst AIDS epidemic - and it risks getting much worse because of drug supply cuts blamed on government corruption and official harassment of AIDS groups and HIV-infected drug users, health experts warn.

Published
15 February 2011
From
Washington Post

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