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Campaigning increases rates of pregnant women on ART

PMTCT enrolled mother and child

7 June, 2013

A study carried out in two health districts in KwaZulu Natal province, South Africa, found targeted campaigning by health workers accelerated antiretroviral treatment (ART) access among pregnant women living with HIV by more than 50 percent.


UK: report shows young people most affected by STIs

Condoms are highly effective at preventing HIV transmission

6 June, 2013

New data indicates sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are continuing to increase in the UK, with a reported 5% rise of new infections in 2012.


UN releases post-MDG agenda

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

5 June, 2013

The United Nations (UN) has released the long awaited report outlining the development agenda for beyond the millennium development goals (MDGs) that expire in 2015. The report was compiled by 27 high level leaders appointed by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, after consulting 500,000 people from 121 countries, following five meetings and up to 5,000 pages of submissions.


UNITAID reduce cost for paediatric HIV treatment

Paediatric HIV treatment

31 May, 2013

Negotiations by UNITAID with drug manufacturers have resulted in an 80 percent price reduction for key HIV, malaria and tuberculosis (TB) treatments for children, and a 60 percent reduction on second-line HIV treatments.


Women Deliver conference: Maternal health and HIV in Africa

A mother holding her baby

29 May, 2013

Today is the start of the third 'Women Deliver' conference (May 28-30) that will see thousands of people from around the world gather in Malaysia to call for action on improving health, rights and empowerment of women and girls.