Donor nation support for HIV stands firm but investments remain at 2008 levels

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 18, 2012— Donor nation funding in 2011 for HIV in low- and middle-income countries returned to prior levels after a drop in 2010, but has been roughly flat since the recession hit world economies in 2008, according to an annual funding analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

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African Union adopts new roadmap to accelerate progress in HIV, TB and malaria responses

The Roadmap offers a set of practical and African-owned solutions to enhance sustainable responses to AIDS, TB and malaria. 

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UN Secretary-General presents progress report on AIDS response

At the 66th session of the General Assembly held on 11 June in New York, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon introduced the 2012 report on the progress made in the implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declarations on HIV/AIDS.

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UNITAID: Release of latest progress report “Five years of innovation for better health”

Through spearheading innovative initiatives and providing financing for global health over the past five years, UNITAID has had a dramatic impact on millions of lives, using creative market approaches to increase access to treatment and diagnostics for HIV, malaria and tuberculosis.

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UNAIDS: Letter to partners

Read the 2012 letter to partners from UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé.

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New initiative launched to deliver better, cheaper medicines to Africa

The need to ensure that people in Africa have access to essential, high quality, safe  and affordable medicines has just received a major boost with the launch of the East African Community (EAC) Medicines Registration Harmonization Project in Arusha, Tanzania, on 30 March 2011. 

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UNAIDS: World TB Day 2012

On World TB Day, let’s celebrate a partnership, which in just a few years is helping to transform the AIDS epidemic.

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World TB Day: Children with tuberculosis being failed

Much more needs to be done to prevent tuberculosis (TB) which affects at least half a million of the world’s children every year, with as many as 70 000 losing their lives. According to WHO and the Stop TB Partnership, most children can be saved from this curable illness with better diagnosis of the condition, greater access to health services and improved coordination of healthcare programmes.

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