HIV/AIDS Charity unveils its New Name and Logo

An HIV and Aids charity- International HIV/AIDS Alliance has unveiled its rebrand with a new name, Frontline Aids, and new logo ahead of the launch of a new strategy later this year. The charity said that the move comes as part of wider strategy changes to try to boost funding, social change and political awareness of Aids. Executive director of Frontline AIDS, Christine Stegling said, "After three decades on the frontlines of political, social and scientific change, the Aids movement has … [Read more...]

Ireland commits to End Epidemics of AIDS, TB and Malaria

Ireland has announced to increase its contribution to the Global Fund by at least 50 percent in a renewed commitment to ending the epidemics of AIDS, TB and malaria. Ireland’s Minister of Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, announced Ireland’s commitment at the Africa Leadership Meeting in Addis Ababa, highlighting Ireland’s strong support as one of the founding members of the Global Fund in 2002. Executive Director of the Global Fund, Peter Sands praised Ireland’s leadership … [Read more...]

Unitaid joins Elton John Foundation and CIFF to drive HIV Self-Testing in Kenya

In a new campaign, Unitaid has joined the Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF), the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and local partners to persuade young people in Kenya to screen for HIV and get treatment if they test positive. Mounting evidence shows that men, especially those in their twenties and thirties, are not accessing HIV testing and treatment in nearly high enough numbers, putting their own health at risk and fueling the spread of the virus among adolescent girls and … [Read more...]

Unitaid launches Initiative to prevent People with Advanced HIV

Unitaid has launched an initiative and is investing US$ 20 million in measures to avert hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths among people with advanced HIV. The initiative seeks to forge a more effective global response to diagnosing and treating people whose immune systems are so weakened by HIV that they are at risk of infection by other life-threatening diseases. The grant, to be implemented by Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), will help make new, WHO-recommended medicines … [Read more...]

International Organizations urge Western and Central African Countries to Step-Up their Efforts in response to HIV for Children and Adolescents

UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have urged countries in western and central Africa to do more to stop new HIV infections among children and adolescents and increase HIV testing and treatment coverage. Hosted by the Government of Senegal, the meeting has been attended by Ministers of health, experts, representatives of civil society and partners from across the region as well as high-level representatives of United Nations … [Read more...]

LINE FRIENDS joins (RED) Campaign to end AIDS

LINE FRIENDS, one of the world's fastest growing global character brands has joined the (RED) campaign launch on Amazon in an effort to support (RED)'s fight to end AIDS, along with global brands and influencers, from November 19 to December 31. LINE FRIENDS, which has become a beloved character brand worldwide, is collaborating with (RED) for the first time this year. Throughout this partnership, the company will showcase two limited editions featuring the brand's iconic character BROWN … [Read more...]

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...]