Tagged: HIV/ Aids

NEWS: South Africa: Alcohol Fuels HIV/ AIDS In Women

New report shows: alcohol use fuels already unequal power relationship between men and women. This brings about several negative consequences, especially for women. A report by the University of the Witwatersrand and the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication shows that South African women consume less alcohol than their male counterparts, but they bear a disproportionate burden of the consequences of alcohol. This is particularly true for women’s risk of contracting HIV…

BLOG: Celebrating International Women’s Day By Getting Ready For CSW60

Celebrating International Women’s Day in New York, because one day is not enough to tackle the massive challenges threatening women empowerment. And in just a few days time, the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women commences – where I will do my best to empower and inspire decision-makers…

NEWS: Storify UNDP & WHO Workshop On Alcohol Policy

UNDP and WHO held AVID2 workshop in Gaborone, Botswana bringing together academia, governments and civil society to plan how to effectively integrate alcohol policy with policies to curb interpersonal violence and infectious diseases…

NEWS: Rwanda: Closer To AIDS-Free Generation

In 2014 in Rwanda, more than 95% of pregnant women living with HIV had access to antiretroviral medicines to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child. As a result, the country had fewer than 500 new infections among children last year, paving the way to achieving an AIDS-free generation. The incidence rate for HIV is estimated to be a stable and low 0.11%…

NEWS: Millennium Development Goals Final Report Launched

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping-off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, according to the final MDG report launched today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon…

BLOG: Needed: Better Alcohol Policy To Protect Youth

Video blog: Uganda in particular and the East African region in general are in dire need of better alcohol policies and high-impact, evidence-based laws regulating alcohol. We need it in order to protect our young and vulnerable…

NEWS: Report: African Females ‘Being Left Behind’

UNAIDS and the African Union have launched a joint report entitled #Empower young women and adolescent girls: Fast-Tracking the end of the AIDS epidemic in Africa”. The report shows that despite considerable advances made in the global response to the AIDS epidemic over the last several decades, young women and adolescent girls in Africa “are still being left behind,”…

BLOG: Alcohol Policy To Help Reduce TB Deaths

TB is about Human lives and the sustainability of Human society. As successful treatment of the multi-drug resistent TB cases is becoming increasingly impossible, the urgency and dire need for both preventive strategies as well as an efficient vaccine are paramount. Alcohol policy measures have added value in the global response to the tuberculosis epidemic…