HIV, Health and Development

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  • An AIDS-free generation was simply unimaginableAn AIDS-free generation was simply unimaginableSep 1, 2015On 14 July 2015, the UN Secretary General made a historical announcement: “Together, we have achieved and exceeded the AIDS-related targets of Millennium Development Goal 6... [W]e are on our way to an AIDS-free generation.” <BR><BR> This was simply unimaginable around the period I joined UNDP in early 2000’s when HIV was still thriving in Asia and HIV treatment was a luxury for the privileged few. <BR><BR> As I read the Secretary General’s statement, my thoughts drifted to the faces of community activists in India with whom I worked closely but who passed away because they did not have access to affordable treatment.

  • US$ 41 million to strengthen HIV and TB response in Sudan Aug 11, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) have announced two new partnership agreements totaling US$ 41 million for Sudan, to give a major boost to the country’s response to HIV and Tuberculosis.

  • US$ 17 million to fight HIV,TB and malaria in the Pacific RegionUS$ 17 million to fight HIV,TB and malaria in the Pacific RegionAug 4, 2015Two new agreements reached in the Pacific by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) are set to provide a major boost in the fight against the three diseases in the Pacific region.

  • UNDP Global Fund Partnership Annual Report 2014-2015UNDP Global Fund Partnership Annual Report 2014-2015Jul 31, 2015The 2014-2015 UNDP Global Fund Annual Report provides an analysis of the overall status of UNDP’s Partnership with the Global Fund and strategic opportunities moving forward.

  • An HIV milestone achieved in CubaAn HIV milestone achieved in CubaJul 10, 2015This is a momentous moment for us working in Cuba. <BR><BR> The World Health Organization recently declared that Cuba had eliminated the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child. Cuba is the first country to reach this goal and it is a great milestone for us. But it is also a landmark in the response to HIV globally. <BR><BR> How was Cuba able to achieve this? <BR><BR> Cuba’s comprehensive health system is available for all Cuban citizens equally, and is effective in integrating the health care of mothers and children with the management of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

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