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What Britain could learn from Portugal's drugs policy

A decade ago Portugal took a radical new approach to illegal drugs by treating users as people with social problems rather than as criminals. Could it work in the UK?

Published
05 September 2010
From
The Observer
Global cash support to fight AIDS is falling: UN

The chief of the UNAIDS agency said Thursday that global contributions to fighting the disease are dropping off for the first time in 15 years amid tough economic times.

Published
02 September 2010
From
Yahoo News/ AFP
Small global taxes would make a big difference for world's 'bottom billion'

France's Bernard Kouchner, Japan's Katsuya Okada, and Belgium's Charles Michel discuss innovative financing to fund development projects that will help lift up the world's poorest people.

Published
01 September 2010
From
Christian Science Monitor
Number of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Indonesia on the Rise

The HIV/AIDS problem in Indonesia needs to be addressed seriously as the number of people living with the condition continues to rise from year to year, the Health Ministry said.

Published
26 August 2010
From
Jakarta Globe
Why rising sex infection figures may be good news

What the articles fail to stress is that the rise in diagnoses can be almost entirely explained by a massive increase in young people coming forward to be tested for chlamydia. And the proportion testing positive is actually going down.

Published
26 August 2010
From
BBC
U2's Bono asks Russia's Medvedev to help beat AIDS

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev welcomed U2 frontman Bono to tea on Tuesday ahead of the group's first ever Russian concert, and the Irish musician asked for Russia's help in fighting AIDS.

Published
24 August 2010
From
Yahoo / Reuters
Merck Provides New Funding to Fight HIV/AIDS in Botswana

The Merck Company Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are committing an additional $60 million to support Botswana`sAfrican Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP)

Published
24 August 2010
From
Reuters
US Will Give Mozambique $1 Billion to Fight HIV

The United States says it will provide $1 billion over the next five years to help fight AIDS in Mozambique, where some 1.5 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.    U.S. and Mozambican officials signed a partnership agreement

Published
23 August 2010
From
Voice of America News
DfID recommend slashing 100 projects to help the world’s poor

Civil servants in the Department for International Development are recommending that Ministers drop close to 100 public commitments including many with “strong public backing”. Among those for the chop are commitments to double support to global education and to spend £6 billion of new money on health services and systems.

Published
13 August 2010
From
Left Foot Forward
Ministers advised to drop dozens of aid projects

Ministers have been advised to scrap dozens of overseas aid projects including funding to eradicate polio and put children in Africa through school, a leaked report has disclosed.

Published
13 August 2010
From
Daily Telegraph

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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