Tag Archives: Aids

World AIDS Day: UNICEF Urges More Investment, Access to Treatment

New York, N.Y. An estimated 1.1 million HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted, but disparity in access to treatment is hampering progress towards reaching a global goal of reducing new infections in children by 90 per cent, the United Nations Children’s Fund. Posha, living with HIV, participated in the Option B+ programme, […]

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AIDS Orphans Thrive at Ugandan School that is Sanctuary for Learning

New York, N.Y.  “Will you watch my baby while I run out and get a few things?” the young mother asked at the end of a social call with Mrs. Amina Bbaale. Amina looked at the sleeping five-month-old girl and felt more than willing to offer a kindness to the young widow sitting in her […]

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U.N. Launches New Standards to Improve Adolescent Care Worldwide

New York, N.Y. Two United Nations agencies—the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)—announced today they have developed new standards for quality health-care services for adolescents, which aim to help countries improve the quality of services for people between the ages of 10 and 19.  A girl laughs during […]

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WHO Urges Drug Therapy for All HIV+ Patients

Geneva, Switzerland.  The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus be given antiretroviral drugs immediately, as part of the U.N. agency’s aim to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.   The new guideline is a significant departure from the U.N. agency’s current recommendation that […]

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AIDS ‘Human Rights Issue,’ Ban Declares, Launching New U.N. Report

New York, N.Y.  Ending the AIDS epidemic – in all places and all communities – is essential to realizing the vision of a life of dignity for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today in Barbados at the Caribbean region launch of a major new United Nations report the calls for scaling up an inclusive, rights-based […]

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U.N.: ‘We Must Leave No One Behind’ to End AIDS by 2030

New York, N.Y.  Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 requires a comprehensive approach that includes social justice, the democratization of science, gender equity, and a people-centred approach to health, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on World AIDS Day, as he spotlighted the gap in prevention and treatment that persist among regions and people. In a message on the […]

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Prince Harry: From Polo in Connecticut to Orphans in Africa

Greenwich, CT.  Not often do I have the chance to meet with royals who care deeply about orphans.  Unable to get out of meetings in Manhattan, I did the next best thing: I requested one of the Global Advisers and patrons of our foundation, Sara Herbert-Galloway, to represent us.  Sara lives in Greenwich, is also […]

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Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS

New York, N.Y.  DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is one of the country’s largest supporters of direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk. Merging care and commerce, supporters of DIFFA come from all fields of fine design and the visual arts, including: architecture, fashion design, interior design, […]

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