Aid Policy

"Unprecedented progress", despite poor funding

NAIROBI, 21 November 2011 (PlusNews Global) - New HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have continued to fall, and the number of people on treatment has risen to nearly 50 percent of those eligible, despite an overall fall in global funding, states a UNAIDS report. full report

KENYA: NCDs and HIV fight for limited resources

NAIROBI, 20 September 2011 (PlusNews Global) - The crowd of health issues jostling for a share of Kenya's inadequate health budget is expanding, with activists calling for an increase in resources for the management of non-communicable diseases, which account for more than 50 percent of hospital deaths and admissions. full report

BURUNDI: Deaths reported as ARV shortage continues

BUJUMBURA, 5 September 2011 (PlusNews Global) - Burundian NGOs say at least 20 people have died as a national shortage of antiretroviral continues. full report

ASIA: HIV response at a crossroads

NAIROBI, 26 August 2011 (PlusNews Global) - The Asia-Pacific region is at a critical point in its HIV response, states a UNAIDS report that shows a mix of successes and challenges over the past decade. full report

KENYA: Weak HIV-positive people struggle to access food aid

NAIROBI, 23 August 2011 (PlusNews Global) - Every morning, Julia Aukot walks 17km to eastern Kenya's Isiolo town in search of work so she can feed her six children and ailing husband; the journey is punishing, but as her family's sole breadwinner, she has no choice. full report

HIV/AIDS: "Worrying" drop in global spending

NAIROBI, 17 August 2011 (PlusNews Global) - International funding for HIV fell by 10 percent in 2010 from the previous year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation and UNAIDS; activists worry that a continued reduction will undermine progress in global HIV prevention and treatment efforts. full report

AFRICA: The crazy things they say: politicians and HIV

NAIROBI, 3 August 2011 (PlusNews Global) - Political commitment is key to the success of HIV programmes and African leaders have been at the forefront of the fight against HIV on the continent, but politicians also have the power to harm HIV/AIDS campaigns. full report

HIV/AIDS: More proof that PrEP works

NAIROBI, 14 July 2011 (PlusNews Global) - A new study has added to growing evidence that a daily dose of antiretroviral treatment taken by the HIV-negative partner in a heterosexual, HIV-discordant relationship can significantly reduce the risk of HIV transmission. full report

HIV/AIDS: Gilead first to join medicines patent pool

NAIROBI, 12 July 2011 (PlusNews Global) - Gilead Sciences has become the first pharmaceutical company to sign a licensing agreement with the Medicines Patent Pool to increase access to HIV and Hepatitis B treatment in developing countries. full report

ETHIOPIA: Five-year project to benefit OVC

ADDIS ABABA, 16 June 2011 (PlusNews Global) - Kokobe Abate is a widow struggling to raise her daughter Almaz in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The death of her husband hit the family hard, but he had given up on life long before he died. full report
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