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Global Fund Welcomes Japan's New Global Health Policy

The Global Fund warmly welcomes Japan’s Global Health Policy (2011-2015) which aims to push progress towards the health-related Millennium Development Goals by expanding effective health initiatives for mothers and their new-born babies.

06 December 2010
The Global Fund
The beginning of change: the 2010 CHIVA summer camp

Following on from our issue looking at young people, in October, guest writer Bakita Kasadha talks to the organisers and participants in the UK’s summer camp for teenagers

02 December 2010
HIV treatment update
Stars switch off social media for AIDS cause

A host of celebrities including Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake will temporarily sign off their social media platforms in support of Keep A Child Alive.

28 November 2010
Zimbabwe: We Need to Take Care of Children Living With HIV

An HIV positive child under your care is still your family and like any other child, your responsibility as their parent.

15 November 2010
Food assistance improved ART adherence, retention in care, in Haiti

Providing food assistance to people living with HIV in a comprehensive HIV programme in Haiti, where the quality and quantity of food is poor, improved adherence and

08 November 2010
Carole Leach-Lemens
SOUTH AFRICA: The difference AIDS makes to vulnerable children

New South African research shows that AIDS-affected children struggle with educational and mental health issues more than their peers, who are vulnerable for other reasons.

05 November 2010
IRIN Plus News
Social Protection Needed To Protect And Support Children Affected By HIV And AIDS

In an effort to forge greater commitment for child sensitive social protection policies, 40 parliamentarians from ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa are gathering for a three day meeting in Windhoek, Namibia...

24 October 2010
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Social Protection, a Human Right?

Without contributions from well wishers and government grants of between 68 and 104 dollars per month per child, the House of Mother and Child in Ennerdale, south of Johannesburg, would barely be able to provide for the 18 vulnerable children who call the place home.

16 October 2010
Inter Press Service
Young adults who have lived their whole lives with HIV

Thanks to antiretroviral drugs, individuals who were infected with HIV as a baby are now reaching 30. Their challenges are daunting.

16 September 2010
The Philadelphia Inquirer
HIV-positive orphans face new dilemma

As the life expectancy of children living with HIV increases, where do AIDS orphans who have been cared for in institutions all their lives go for help after they turn 18? Caregivers and counsellors now have to deal with issues of dating, sex and health education, accommodation and tertiary education.

14 September 2010
Press release

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