Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation awarded Grant to protect South African adolescent Girls and Young Women from STIs

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation has recently been awarded grant, titled “A multilevel comprehensive HIV prevention package for South African adolescent girls and young women” to improve support and communication between girls and young women and their mothers or other female caregivers. The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is working on an encouraging new programme designed to help reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, … [Read more...]

Development Fund raises US $1 Billion supporting Health of Women and Children Worldwide

The funding of over US $1 billion has been raised by an innovative development fund that champions women and children to support health systems across the world. 14 donors pledged hundreds of millions of dollars at a conference in Oslo, co-hosted by the governments of Norway and Burkina Faso,  to enable the Global Financing Facility (GFF) to improve the lives of women in dozens of low and middle income countries. The $1 billion, which includes £50 million (US$65) from the UK, takes the GFF … [Read more...]

NIH awards Funding to reduce HIV and other STIs among African and Brazilian Youth

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded funding to the eight universities including the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The funding is to prevent and treat sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, among adolescents and young adults in Africa and Brazil. Collectively, the international projects are known as Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings (PATC3H). As one of the PATC3H … [Read more...]

UNESCO discusses Comprehensive Sexuality Education through its New Campaign

In its new campaign, "The foundation for life and love", UNESCO talked to families around the world about comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) and now invites people to reflect on what it means to them. Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) lays the foundation for life and love. Yet, too few children and young people have the knowledge and skills they need to make a healthy transition to adulthood. The UNESCO campaign highlights inter-generational stories from families in Thailand, Ghana, … [Read more...]

Community Based Organisations receive Sh13mn U.S. Grant to combat HIV/AIDS

14 Community Based Organisations (CBOs) have been awarded a Sh13 million grant by United States in a program tailored to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS. The organisations selected from the counties of Nairobi, Makueni, Kitui, Homa Bay, Vihiga, Kericho, Siaya, Meru, Bomet, and Nandi, include the Children of Hope, a charity that operates a family-based outreach empowerment program for orphans and vulnerable children in Nairobi. The one-time funding provided through a global health kitty initiated … [Read more...]

Gates Foundation publishes 2nd Edition of Goalkeepers Report, Urges Fight Against Poverty in Africa

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has published the second edition of the annual Goalkeepers Report which focuses on the growth of the youth population globally — especially the implications of faster population growth in the poorest parts of the world, where traditionally it has been hardest to lead a healthy and productive life. Decades of "stunning progress" in the fight against global poverty and disease is in danger of stalling, a new report from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation … [Read more...]

PEPFAR and NAC provide K1.7 Million to NGOs in Zambia for HIV Protection

The U.S Government’s President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) and the National AIDS Council (NAC) have partnered to fund K1.7 million to 10 community and faith-based NGOs in Zambia to help in the fight against HIV. In a statement issued by US Embassy public affairs officer Sean McIntosh, the 10 organisations are grantees who were selected from the over 200 applicants that had applied for the grants. McIntosh stated, "Through the generous support of the American people, PEPFAR will … [Read more...]

Leaders from Africa and China come together to accelerate Social and Economic Development in Africa

The 2018 Beijing Summit has been concluded where leaders from African countries and China met in Beijing, China to accelerate the social and economic development of Africa. Under the theme of "China and Africa: toward an even stronger community with a shared future through win–win cooperation", the two-day summit served to further enhance Africa–China collaboration in eight key areas: industrial promotion, infrastructure connectivity, trade facilitation, green development, capacity-building, … [Read more...]

Rwanda launches New Drive to end Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

A national campaign to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of new HIV infections and keeping mothers alive was launched by Rwanda.  The event has been launched at the national level, in the City of Kigali due to its high HIV prevalence of 6.3 per cent, and the city is considered to be the main contributor of new HIV infections from mother-to-child in the country. The campaign, dubbed "Free to Shine Rwanda," seeks to increase awareness, strengthen ownership and accountability to end HIV/AIDS … [Read more...]

Joint Initiative of Africa and China to prevent HIV among Young People

China will work with African countries and international organizations to implement a three-year health promotion and HIV prevention advocacy programme for adolescents, starting in 2019. First ladies from across Africa and the First Lady of China, Peng Liyuan, have reaffirmed their commitment to a future free from AIDS by spearheading a new joint initiative to prevent HIV among young people. The China–Africa advocacy campaign was launched on 4 September on the margins of the 2018 Beijing … [Read more...]

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