WORLD NEWS

Largest HIV Self-Testing Project Launches in Africa

December 2015 Keycorrespondents; What do you do if you are worried about your HIV status, but you cannot access a testing service? For people living in rural or semi-urban areas in Africa, this can often be the case. Sex workers, and men who have sex with men are particularly likely …

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Merck to Launch HIV Monitoring System for Africa

December 2015 cio; According to the company, regulatory approval has been granted in Nigeria, Cote d’lvoire, Cameroon and Angola, and is pending in South Africa.  “As a life science leader, we aim to deliver the most innovative, highest quality products and services to help our customers improve human health and …

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Private Sector Strongly Supports the Global Fund

December 2015 theglobalfund; Private sector organizations, charities and foundations made record-breaking commitments to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria through an early announcement of pledges amounting to US$37 million ahead of the Global Fund Fifth Replenishment to be held in 2016. (RED), the initiative started by …

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SOUTH AFRICA: NHI to Redeem SA Health System

December 2015 SANews; Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the effective implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) is key to improving service delivery in the health sector in South Africa. The Minister briefed media in Pretoria on Friday after Cabinet approved the White Paper on the NHI for South Africa …

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The Region Where Aids Infections Are Dropping

December Aljazeera; The African continent is the only region to have recorded a consistent drop in new HIV infections since 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Speaking to Al Jazeera on World AIDS Day on Tuesday, Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa, said the continent had continued …

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