Navigation Links
African Union Launches A Programme On Acceleration of HIV Prevention

The African Union (AU) and the UN system in Africa on Tuesday launched the Acceleration of Prevention of HIV Initiative in the African Region//. Aids prevention matters were the top priority at the launch of the Acceleration for the Prevention of HIV programme. The programme aims to curb the spread on the pandemic, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

AU Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare said at a launching ceremony, held at the AU headquarters, that Africa must now seize the moment to stop the threat of HIV. Konare told the participants, that there are several proven interventions in the area of prevention, and that they have secure and growing knowledge base to do the job, and that there now is unprecedented political commitment and increase in funding to help implement the plans and programs into services for the people. The AU Commission and the UN agencies were in agreement that acceleration of HIV prevention deserved a more serious attention in line with the goal of universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care by 2010.

WHO regional director for Africa, Luis Sambo, said the launch should serve as a wake-up call for Africa to take concrete measures to stop all forms of HIV infection. Sambo said, they must promote widespread awareness of HIV and its cause, through media campaigns and education, as they are the best ways to do it. Africans he felt must now embrace HIV counselling and testing. He also urged the governments to work in together with partners, to ensure wide availability of HIV prevention services, together with anti-retroviral therapy.

A statement issued by WHO Africa Region (WHO/AFRO) said, the launch is a follow-up to the decision by African ministers of health in 2005 to declare 2006 as a 'Year for Acceleration of HIV Prevention'. Since the pandemic broke in the 1980s, 50 million people have been infected in Africa, with 22 million deaths, while infant mortality, which had fallen by 50 percent b etween 1960 and 1990, has risen again. Africa currently has some 12 million AIDS orphans, and this could rise to 19 million by 2010.

According to UNAIDS, HIV and AIDS pose the greatest threat to security and development in Africa. Life expectancy in some countries in the region has dropped almost to 32 years. The gross domestic product (GDP) of one country has dropped to 1%, while agricultural production in another is projected to drop to 24% by 2010.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Cipla holds talks with mining giant to supply AIDS drugs for South African workers
2. African HIV strains more resistant to anti HIV drugs
3. Hypertension Drug of Choice for African Americans
4. African Conference to Combat AIDS
5. Home Based HIV counseling in African Countries
6. Aspirin, Not Used By African Americans And Diabetics To Prevent Heat Problems
7. African American smokers are more prone to developing Lung cancer
8. The AIDS Pandemic May Orphan 18 Million African Children By 2010
9. African American Children More Pone to Develop Diabetes
10. African-American Women Need To Seek Advice On depression
11. Advance Funeral For AIDS-infected South African
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... US Sports ... Studio in Dover, NH to direct high-performance kids yoga training. ChildLight Yoga Studio is ... just one hour from Boston. , ChildLight Yoga Studio founder Lisa Flynn expresses her ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... The American ... technology, such water may be safer than regular municipal or well water. The recent ... radio host Sharon Kleyne, could go a long way toward increasing public acceptance of ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... Give To ... users to search for and donate to Give To Cure’s campaign that is crowdfunding ... that lets users make and share payments through a smart device. In 2015 alone, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Pivot Point ... Best in KLAS: Software & Services for HIT Implementation Support & Staffing report ... independently ranks vendor performance by healthcare executives, managers and clinicians representing over 4,500 ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Justin Scott and Dr. Lydia Muccioli of ... Day to individuals in need. The event is scheduled to take place on February ... is to provide dental care to community members in need. Each patient will be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016  Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Aralez") today announced the ... Tribute Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. ("Tribute") following approval of the ... The combined company will operate under Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... Canada , Ireland ... Under the terms of the Agreement and Plan of ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... New York , February 5, 2016 ... new Transparency Market Research report states that the global ... in 2014 and is predicted to reach US$185.9 bn ... CAGR of 6.50% from 2014 to 2020. The title ... (Branded/Generic/Over-the-counter, Chemical/Biological, Captive/Contract Manufactured, by Geography, and by Therapeutic ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC ), the world,s largest ... dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today that ... majority ownership interest in Dental Cremer S.A., a distributor ... . --> ... dental distribution business of Cremer S.A. With 2015 sales ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: