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Bad laws and discrimination undermining AIDS response

A groundbreaking new report by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law has identified discrimination against vulnerable and marginalized communities as hampering the global effort to tackle the HIV epidemic. Despite more people than ever before having access to antiretroviral treatment, the new report emphasized that governments must take …

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Drama, intrigue, renewed hope, courage and fear at opening of 2018 AIDS Conference

As some 15,000 delegates, made up of researchers, scientists, activists and People living with HIV gathered in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam Tuesday July 23, 2018 for the opening of the conference, many had expectations as they waited for the speeches to begin, but what happened can be described as empowering, …

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India becomes Africa’s fourth largest trading partner – Report

India has become Africa’s fourth largest national trade partner after trade between the country and the continent rose more than 10 folds between 2001 and 2014 – a joint report by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Exim Bank of India (Exim India) says. According to the report, titled, “Deepening South-South …

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UNDP assist countries revise inimical laws on health and rights – Report

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with its UN and civil society partners have helped 89 countries revise their laws to protect people’s health and rights in relation to HIV, TB and Hepatitis B, says a new report.  These successes the report said included HIV criminalisation laws being repealed …

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10.35 million people in prison worldwide face greater risk of HIV

People who are in prison around the world face greater risk of contracting HIV because of several factors including lack of adequate resources for health in prison, unavailability of enough condoms and general prison conditions, Dr. Ehab Salah of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has said. Dr, …

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World Bank Group makes progress in climate co-benefits financing

The World Bank Group announced Thursday that in 2018 fiscal year (FY), 32.1 percent of its financing had climate co-benefits. It said the Group has already exceeded the target set in 2015 that 28 percent of its lending volume would be climate-related by 2020. This amounted to a record-setting $20.5 billion in …

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Amsterdam welcomes the world meeting to discuss AIDS

It’s summertime in the capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam. The sun is shining bright and the weather is warm, cyclists, trekkers are all enjoying the welcoming embrace of the bright weather and cool breeze that brushes the face as one walks across the streets with clear demarcations for pedestrians, cyclists …

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Ken Ofori-Atta elected Chair of ACBF Governing Board

One day after presenting a mid-year review of Ghana’s 2018 budgtet, Ghana’s Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has been elected to chair the Governing Board of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) for the next two years. He takes over from the Minister for Finance of Malawi, Goodall Gondwe. Ghana …

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ACBF mobilises $3.3m home-grown financial support for capacity building

African countries have so far contributed $3.38 million towards capacity building in addressing the continent’s transformational growth needs. But the amount is only 34 per cent of the targeted $5 million earmarked by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), the technical arm of the African Union on capacity building for …

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Mandela’s inspiring leadership unequalled – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday eulogised South African anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, saying, his inspiring and principled sacrifice, dedication and devotion to fundamental freedom are unequalled in the annals of Africa’s modern history. “I would, daresay, suggest that, for the rest of the continent, the biggest and most …

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