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AFRICA: UNGASS draft declaration far short of civil society expectations

NEW YORK, 2 June (PLUSNEWS) - The UN declaration reviewing global progress on HIV/AIDS released on Friday has failed to win the endorsement of civil society groups, disappointed by the lack of ambition in the text.
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AFRICA: Politics override the needs of vulnerable people at UNGASS

NEW YORK, 1 June (PLUSNEWS) - African AIDS activists at the UN High-Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS in New York are furious over what they see as the overturning of agreed commitments on performance targets and the protection of vulnerable groups by a handful of African governments.
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NIGERIA: Media praised for HIV/AIDS advocacy in UNGASS report

LAGOS, 30 May (PLUSNEWS) - A growing number of Nigerian journalists have evolved from mere reporters and broadcasters to being HIV/AIDS advocates, and their contribution is recognised in Nigeria's report on progress in meeting targets set by the 2001 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS).
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UGANDA: UNGASS - good HIV/AIDS information but too little prevention

KAMPALA, 26 May (PLUSNEWS) - Uganda has failed to meet two of the three HIV prevention targets set by the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on HIV in 2001, according to a UN World Health Organization (WHO) official in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.
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KENYA: Progress on HIV parent-to-baby transmission, but UNGASS target still elusive

NAIROBI, 24 May (PLUSNEWS) - The comprehensive HIV/AIDS care clinic at Kenya's Machakos District Hospital buzzes with activity as nurses call out the names of the tens of women waiting - proof, according to the hospital's staff, that their efforts to reduce the number of children born with the virus are paying off.
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SOUTHERN AFRICA: Expecting poor marks for AIDS prevention on the UNGASS report card

JOHANNESBURG, 23 May (PLUSNEWS) - African countries have failed to meet prevention targets agreed upon in 2001 at the United Nations General Assembly's Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS), according to a statement issued recently by over 80 representatives of African civil society.
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SOUTHERN AFRICA: Fudging the UNGASS report card

JOHANNESBURG, 20 April (PLUSNEWS) - As high-level negotiations get underway in preparation for the UN General Assembly's Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS), civil society organisations in Southern Africa are struggling to make their voices heard.
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SOUTH AFRICA: HIV positive woman makes history at UNGASS

JOHANNESBURG, 1 June (PLUSNEWS) - South Africa's Khensani Mavasa on Wednesday became the first HIV-positive person to address a special session of the UN General Assembly.
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AFRICA: More AIDS focus on marginalised groups needed - Annan

JOHANNESBURG, 1 June (PLUSNEWS) - UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday called for a greater focus on marginalised groups in the global battle against HIV/AIDS.
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AFRICA: Women still hardest-hit by AIDS - Piot

JOHANNESBURG, 1 June (PLUSNEWS) - Women in Africa are still hardest-hit by HIV/AIDS, despite some headway being made in lowering the numbers in parts of the continent, UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot said on Wednesday.
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AFRICA: Huge gap in healthcare staff highlighted at UNGASS

JOHANNESBURG, 1 June (PLUSNEWS) - Healthcare shortages in developing nations have not been properly addressed in the draft political declaration of the 2006 High-Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS, experts charged on Wednesday.
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AFRICA: Panos urges greater commitment at UN meeting

JOHANNESBURG, 31 May (PLUSNEWS) - The Panos Institute, a London-based thinktank, is calling for strengthened efforts by world leaders as the UN High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS kicks off in New York.
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AFRICA: Special focus on women during UN Meeting

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SOUTH AFRICA: Health Minister to address UNGASS

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AFRICA: Activists demand action on G8 AIDS pledge

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AFRICA: G8 fails to set up AIDS working group - trade unions

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