HIV, Health and Development

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  • 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

  • Apr 7, 2016New Grant to Support Efforts to Prevent and Treat Malaria in Guinea-BissauThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) today signed a EUR 16.4 million grant to prevent and treat malaria among the country’s most vulnerable populations, specifically pregnant women, children under five and health workers. The new grant will run until end of 2017 in partnership with the Government of Guinea Bissau.

  • Apr 6, 2016New tool launched to improve HIV Prevention Programmes for Transgender PeopleA new UN publication was launched today to enable governments, public-health officials, programme managers, NGOs and health workers to create and improve HIV prevention programmes for transgender people.

  • Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programmes with Transgender PeopleApr 5, 2016Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programmes with Transgender PeopleThis tool contains practical advice on implementing HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) programmes with transgender people, and builds on recommendations in the Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, published in 2014 by the World Health Organization.

  • Are women and girls more vulnerable to tuberculosis and malaria?Mar 23, 2016Are women and girls more vulnerable to tuberculosis and malaria?Are tuberculosis (TB) and malaria still a widespread threat? Popular belief says no. But, in fact, they are still grave health challenges that need more attention, especially in how they are affected by gender. The World Health Organization recently reported that TB now ranks alongside HIV as the leading cause of death from infectious disease. And the disease has a disproportionate effect on women. Today, TB kills more women globally than any other single infectious disease, and more women die annually from TB than from all causes of maternal mortality combined. Some TB symptoms can also affect men and women in profoundly different ways. For example, women have a higher prevalence of genital TB, which is difficult to diagnose and has been identified as an important cause of infertility in settings with high TB incidence.

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