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UNAIDS / DAVID LUIZ

In the lead-up to the football World Cup in Brazil starting in June, UNAIDS has engaged Brazilian football champion and vice-captain of the national Brazilian football team David Luiz, appointing him as UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador. UNAIDS

16 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / HIV AND SPORT

A global sport for development summit at UN headquarters honoured over 40 professional athletes for their commitment to philanthropic work. (intvs. with Seattle Seahawks Sidney Rice and former NBA player Jerry Stackhouse.) Ndaba Mandela and Kweku Mandela also announced plans for a UNAIDS "Protect the Goal" campaign to be launched at the 2014 FIFA World [...]

30 Jan 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH AFRICA / ANNIE LENNOX MANDELA

UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador Annie Lennox was in South Africa to highlight the progress and challenges in the AIDS response. During her visit, she paid tribute to Nelson Mandela. UNAIDS

12 Dec 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH AFRICA / MANDELA AIDS CONFERENCE

The 17th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa and is due to close tomorrow, 11 December. The largest AIDS conference in Africa took place as the country mourned and celebrated Nelson Mandela, a passionate AIDS advocate.  UNAIDS

10 Dec 2013 | Read More »

BOSTWANA / HIV COUNCELLORS

UNICEF’s “Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking Report” released Friday notes great progress in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, but raises the alarm on the trajectory of AIDS deaths among adolescents. In Botswana, lay counsellors play a vital role in the fight against HIV. UNICEF

30 Nov 2013 | Read More »

COTE D'IVOIRE / HIV COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER

UNICEF's "Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking Report" released Friday  notes great progress in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, but raises the alarm on the trajectory of AIDS deaths among adolescents.Côte d'Ivoirehas made remarkable progress in decreasing the number of new HIV infections among children. However, more than two thirds of eligible pregnant women living with [...]

29 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UN / WORLD AIDS DAY ADVANCER

Ahead of the World AIDS Day (1 Dec) WHO releases their first publication to target specific needs of adolescents both living with HIV and of those in risk of infection.  UNAIDS estimates that more than 2 million adolescents are living with HIV, and many do not receive the care and support that they need to stay in good [...]

29 Nov 2013 | Read More »

DRC / HIV

In August 2013 the Democratic Republic of Congo was among the first African countries to introduce Option B+, an innovative approach to eliminate new HIV infections in children. UNICEF

28 Nov 2013 | Read More »

BOTSWANA / HIV COUNCELLORS

On Friday 29 November, UNICEF releases Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking Report, the first report of its kind since 2010. In Botswana, HIV counsellors  combined with routine testing for all pregnant mothers and  free anti-retroviral drugs would prove to be the turning point in the fight against HIV in a country with one of the highest [...]

28 Nov 2013 | Read More »

COTE D'VOIRE / HIV

On Friday 29 November, UNICEF will release Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking Report, the first report of its kind since 2010. InCôte d'Ivoire, 13 year old "Jean" is coming to terms with his HIV positive status despite the stigma associated with HIV. UNICEF  

27 Nov 2013 | Read More »

 

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