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Bot for Messenger Launched at the International Aids Conference 2016

Bot for Messenger Launched at the International Aids Conference 2016

Through the advent of Messenger and bots, messaging platforms have rapidly increased their impact in reaching users with life-changing content. Leading this technological evolution in low and middle income countries, the Praekelt Foundation will launch a new chatbot for Messenger integrated into the South African Nation Department of Health’s MomConnect, at the 21st International AIDS […]

WHO Hails Algeria’s Experience in Combatting Aids, Tuberculosis, Malaria

WHO Hails Algeria’s Experience in Combatting Aids, Tuberculosis, Malaria

World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Algiers, Bah Keita, praised Algeria’s experience in getting under control the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis and malaria, and its willingness to help neighbouring countries to combat such diseases. Keita made the statement at a meeting of the Regional Commission for Certification of Polio Eradication in Africa, being held […]

Prince ‘was diagnosed with AIDS six months before he died and refused treatment

Prince ‘was diagnosed with AIDS six months before he died and refused treatment

Prince was suffering from AIDS before being found dead last week and had refused treatment because he believed he could be cured by prayer, it has been claimed. The Purple Rain singer, who was a Jehovah’s Witness, was diagnosed with the crippling condition just six months before he passed away, sources told the National Enquirer. […]

Door-to-Door HIV Testing in Zimbabwe

Door-to-Door HIV Testing in Zimbabwe

THE Biomedical Research and Training Institute says it has tested nearly half of the 30 000 people it targeted for its ground-breaking door-to-door HIV testing. The HIV survey started in October last year. Addressing stakeholders attending the Matabeleland South provincial launch of the Zimbabwe Population based HIV Impact Assessment (Zimphia) in Gwanda last week, Dr […]

How Aids Brought Global Health to the World Political Stage

How Aids Brought Global Health to the World Political Stage

The AIDS movement is at an intersection point due to the interplay of key health and economic determinants – the global financial downturn, tight foreign aid budgets and intense resource competition. AIDS is only one of multiple health threats requiring deeper, more complex strategies for ethical allocation of resources. What position should AIDS hold within […]

Building the Capacities for Guinea’s SRs Will Be Challenging

Building the Capacities for Guinea’s SRs Will Be Challenging

The lack of capacity of sub-recipients is a long-standing problem in Guinea. In September 2015, the Global Fund signed a $62.7 million HIV grant with Guinea. When the Guinea country coordinating mechanism submitted the concept note for the HIV grant in August 2014, the SRs had not yet been identified. The CCM oversight committee started […]

U.S.$ 41 Million to Strengthen HIV and TB Response in Sudan

U.S.$ 41 Million to Strengthen HIV and TB Response in Sudan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) have announced two new partnership agreements totaling US$ 41 million for Sudan, to give a major boost to the country’s response to HIV and Tuberculosis. “Thanks to our collaboration with UNDP […]

Zambia Susiku’s Passion for HIV Mitigation and Education

Zambia Susiku’s Passion for HIV Mitigation and Education

Susiku Mwana’gombe has led an extraordinary life since embarking on a programme to help people living with HIV and orphaned children in Zambia’s tourist city, Livingstone. Mwana’ngombe, who is 40 and based in Ngwenya township, has turned her home into a centre to educate orphaned children at an early age and later takes them to […]

AIDS To End By 2030?

AIDS To End By 2030?

The United Nations AIDS agency (UNAIDS) says the goal to get HIV treatment to 15 million people by the end of 2015 has already been met. The landmark figure was reached in March, nine months ahead of schedule. It follows decades of global efforts and investment to get antiretroviral drugs to those in need, such […]

Caitlyn Jenner wins Arthur Ashe Courage Award For Changing From Man to Woman

Caitlyn Jenner wins Arthur Ashe Courage Award For Changing From Man to Woman

Caitlyn Jenner says it “wasn’t easy” to hold in her emotions during her heartfelt acceptance speech at Wednesday’s ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, where the Olympic gold medalist received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Jenner, 65, formerly known as Bruce, made an emotional plea for “accepting people for who they are” in her 10-minute speech, […]

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