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GLOBAL: IRIN/PlusNews Weekly Issue 477, 19 March 2010

NAIROBI, 19 March 2010 (PlusNews) - CONTENTS:

GLOBAL: Straight talk with Global Fund director Michel Kazatchkine
SOUTH AFRICA: Between patients and prevention
AFRICA: Mapping truckers' route to the health centre
KENYA: The downside of door-to-door testing
SOUTH AFRICA: HIV testing and mental illness
KENYA: ARV woes push universal access off-track
GLOBAL: Too few MDR-TB cases diagnosed

EVENTS/RESOURCES

1. The International Harm Reduction Association's 21st International Conference, 22-29 April - Liverpool, United Kingdom
2. Multidrug and Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: 2010 Global Report on Surveillance and Response - World Health Organization(WHO)

VACANCIES

1. Associate, HIV/AIDS Strategic Partnerships, Drug Access Team, Clinton Foundation - India
2. Senior Manager of Communications, International AIDS Society - Geneva, Switzerland



GLOBAL: Straight talk with Global Fund director Michel Kazatchkine

The executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Michel Kazatchkine, sat down with IRIN/PlusNews at the launch of the organization's 2010 report, where he answered some hard questions on what may be a turning point in HIV/AIDS funding.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Between patients and prevention

New research suggests that the poor knowledge and attitudes of doctors and healthcare workers in South Africa are limiting access to preventative tuberculosis (TB) therapy.

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AFRICA: Mapping truckers' route to the health centre

New maps pin-pointing the exact location of “wellness centres” in sub-Saharan Africa are improving truck drivers' access to treatment and care for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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KENYA: The downside of door-to-door testing

While the public response to Kenya's national HIV testing drive has been enormous, many women are not keen to be tested, knowing that a positive result could mean the breakdown of their marriages, loss of home and more.

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SOUTH AFRICA: HIV testing and mental illness

As more HIV-positive people access treatment and live longer, the number of people suffering from HIV-related mental disorders is growing, but mental health remains an ethical, legal and clinical minefield, where many doctors and nurses fear to tread – and fear to test.

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KENYA: ARV woes push universal access off-track

Nicodemus Manyala knows he is HIV-positive and needs life-prolonging antiretroviral therapy (ART) to remain healthy, but fear of treatment interruptions has made him reluctant to start on the drugs.

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GLOBAL: Too few MDR-TB cases diagnosed

The diagnosis of drug-resistant tuberculosis is still extremely low despite as many as half a million cases and 150,000 deaths from multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) in 2008 globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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EVENTS/RESOURCES

1. The International Harm Reduction Association's 21st International Conference, 22-29 April - Liverpool, United Kingdom

The conference theme for 2010 is 'Harm Reduction: The Next Generation'; it will deal with issues such as including young people in the harm reduction dialogue, handling new populations, including regions such as Africa and Latin America, coming up with new interventions, including the need to address non-injecting use, and facing up to new challenges, including improving global resourcing for harm reduction.

For more information, visit: www.ihra.net



2. Multidrug and Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: 2010 Global Report on Surveillance and Response - World Health Organization (WHO)

This report presents TB drug resistance data from 114 countries and updated information from 35 of them. It summarizes the latest data and provides latest estimates of the global epidemic of multidrug and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB). It also includes an assessment of the progress countries are making to diagnose and treat MDR-TB cases.

To download the report, visit: http://whqlibdoc.who.int




VACANCIES


1. Associate, HIV/AIDS Strategic Partnerships, Drug Access Team, Clinton Foundation - India

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of a multi-tiered strategy geared at ensuring the sustainable and stable supply of affordable antiretorvirals (ARVs) for patients in Africa, Asia and Latin America;
  • Cultivate long-term relationships with strategic partners – including pharmaceutical companies that supply ARVs, manufacturers of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), and manufacturers of starting materials – in India, China, Africa and Southeast Asia;
  • Lead negotiations with such companies on drug pricing and other terms;
  • Develop and present business analyses (both qualitative and quantitative) to inform the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative's (CHAI) work;
  • Engage CHAI's scientific experts to provide technical support to suppliers as needed on topics ranging from product prioritization, production planning, regulatory approval processes, drug quality issues, and demand forecasting;
  • Facilitate interactions with CHAI country teams and governments to gather and disseminate information and drive uptake of appropriate high quality, affordably-priced ARV-drugs.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required. MBA or other relevant graduate degree preferred;
  • Minimum 5 years' private sector work experience;
  • Exceptional analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills. Ability to understand incentive structures, and engage and persuade senior-level executives and other stakeholders;
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives;
  • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and problem solve in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment;
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities;
  • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, including financial, regulatory, clinical and scientific information;
  • Experience living and/or working in developing countries, preferably India;
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word;
  • Willingness to travel frequently and at short notice;
  • Fluency in English.


Application deadline: 17 June 2010

Apply online at: http://careers-clintonfoundation.icims.com



2. Senior Manager of Communications, International AIDS Society - Geneva, Switzerland

Responsibilities:

  • Development of relevant messaging, and ensuring consistent delivery of these messages;
  • Writing and/or editing of media and promotional materials, including website text, press releases, brochure copy and so on;
  • Editing and producing the IAS members’ newsletter;
  • Preparation and distribution of regular e-Updates regarding IAS and/or conference activities;
  • Setting and implementing media accreditation policies for conferences;
  • Design and management of conference media centre, including staffing, on-site AV and staff support for journalists, and support for non
  • attending journalists (including a virtual media centre).


Qualifications:

  • Proven ability as a communications professional: the successful candidate will have a sophisticated understanding of branding, membership communications and media handling;
  • Experience in managing major, media events and related outreach;
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Team and project management experience, including experience of budget management;
  • A successful track record in the use of new media and the internet in message shaping and dissemination;
  • Native level English, knowledge of other languages will be an asset;
  • The capacity to convey complex messages, in particular about science, to lay audiences, as well as interacting meaningfully with expert ones.


Application deadline: 2 April 2010

To apply, please email CV and cover letter to:


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