Monthly Archives: February 2019

UNAIDS welcomes Shannon Hader as new Deputy Executive Director of Programme

UNAIDS GENEVA, 12 February 2019—United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Shannon Hader as the new Deputy Executive Director of Programme of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations. “Shannon is an exceptional leader in AIDS and TB—with extensive experience in improving systems for health,” said UNAIDS

Ask KFF: Tina Hoff Answers 3 Questions on Challenges, Efforts to End HIV With Greater Than AIDS

President Trump announced a commitment last week in his second State of the Union speech to end HIV in the United States by 2030. While details are still forthcoming, materials distributed by the Department of Health and Human Services say the multi-year program will focus on 48 counties, Washington, DC, and San Juan, Puerto Rico

NAC appeals for foreign currency

Paidamoyo Chipunza and Kudzai Chinyandura The National Aids Council (NAC) has appealed to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to prioritise and increase foreign currency allocation for procurement of medicines amid revelations that it owes its foreign suppliers about $6,4 million for medicines. In its 2017 audited financial statement, NAC’s vice board chairperson Mrs Virginia

Maid jailed 25 years for infecting employer’s 10 year old son with HIV

Nelson Makore A Harare court yesterday sentenced an HIV-positive maid to 25 years in prison for intentionally infecting a 10-year-old boy with the virus and a sexually transmitted infection. Memory Makore, a 40-year-old house help, allegedly coaxed the boy on two occasions, infecting him with the virus and genital warts. Makore pleaded guilty to two

UNAIDS sounds alarm …As entire regions lag in achieving 2020 HIV targets

By Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek – The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has expressed concern regarding the pace at which many countries are moving towards the attainment of 2020 HIV targets. According to UNAIDS, the rate of progress made so far does not match the global ambition. In 2014, UNAIDS and partners launched the

Trump’s State of the Union pledge: Ending HIV transmissions by 2030

By Dan Diamond President Donald Trump plans to use Tuesday night’s State of the Union address to promise an end to the HIV epidemic in America, four individuals with knowledge of the planned remarks told POLITICO. Under Trump’s 10-year strategy, health officials would target the U.S. communities with the most HIV infections and work to