HIV, Health and Development

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  • India: Social protection allows people with HIV to live with dignityJul 20, 2016India: Social protection allows people with HIV to live with dignityWhen Purshottam Jat was diagnosed with HIV, doctors said he had 3-4 years to live. Eighteen years later, he says he is "physically, mentally and economically fit”.

  • Jun 27, 2016UNDP and the Global Fund sign US$8.7m grant to scale up HIV prevention measures in AfghanistanThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund signed a US$8.7 million grant to scale up HIV prevention measures and treatment for people most at risk of contracting the virus in Afghanistan, including injecting drugs users and prisoners.

  • Guidelines for the Examination of Patent Applications relating to Pharmaceuticals Jun 9, 2016Guidelines for the Examination of Patent Applications relating to PharmaceuticalsThis report provides guidance for countries to enhance the functioning and transparency of the patent system for the timely and affordable access to lifesaving treatment. Affordable access to treatment is closely linked with the aspiration to ensure health and well-being for all, as embodied in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.

  • Hope for people living with HIV in post-earthquake NepalApr 24, 2016Hope for people living with HIV in post-earthquake NepalA year ago, 20-year old Binod Kumar Tamang found out he was infected with HIV. He lives with his mother in Nuwakot district in the central region of Nepal. When Binod tested positive for HIV, one of the hospital’s staff introduced him to Trishuli Plus, a community-based organization that also serves as a community crisis center. It was established to provide HIV-related health services, support and home-based care for people living with HIV in the district and the surrounding areas. Binod started going to the clinic for treatment and support. After the earthquake struck Nepal last April, Nuwakot district was one of the hardest hit regions. Hospitals and community care centers were among the most affected facilities and many were destroyed. The provision of health services was disrupted, leaving people in need of basic supplies and treatment.

  • Apr 21, 2016Strengthening National Capacity to Fight AIDS and Tuberculosis: A case study of UNDP’s support to the implementation Global Fund grants in El Salvador

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