1 12, 2017

World AIDS Day: If everyone, everywhere realizes right to health, epidemic can be defeated, says UN

2017-12-01T21:41:15+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Health, News|

The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030 – without people attaining their right to health, the United Nations said Friday, marking World AIDS Day with a strong appeal for the full realization of this fundamental right by everyone, everywhere.

1 12, 2017

A survivor’s journey for justice: HIV advocate and UN retiree Eric Sawyer

2017-12-04T20:14:34+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Health, News|

"I contracted HIV before the discovery of the virus," Eric Sawyer began, as he told his story to an audience of nearly 50,000 gathered in New York’s Central Park earlier this year. The cheers and applause his heartfelt speech received would have been unimaginable three decades ago.

1 12, 2015

UN marks World AIDS Day with ‘new hope’ as momentum builds to break epidemic by 2030

2017-11-16T15:45:38+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Health, News|

The first World AIDS Day since political leaders committed to ending the epidemic by 2030 as part of the United Nations-led Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has generated “new hope” to break the epidemic and keep it from rebounding in “an unparalleled opportunity to change the course of history for ever.”

16 07, 2015

Breakthrough partnership sharply lowers price of HIV early infant diagnosis – UNAIDS

2015-07-20T14:53:19+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Health, News|

A dramatic 35 percent reduction in the price for HIV early infant diagnostic technologies today has been announced by the Diagnostics Access Initiative, in partnership with Roche Diagnostics.

13 07, 2015

Financing for Africa’s Transformation- by Carlos Lopes and Amina J. Mohammed

2017-11-16T15:49:30+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Financing for Development, News|

As the race to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws to a close, the momentum will only intensify as the baton passes to the post-2015 development agenda.

3 07, 2015

AIDS is a ‘human rights issue,’ Ban declares, launching major new UN report in Barbados

2017-11-16T15:50:06+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|Health, News|

Ending the AIDS epidemic – in all places and all communities – is essential to realizing the vision of a life of dignity for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared.

24 06, 2015

New UN study calls for major surge in AIDS treatment to avoid ‘catastrophic’ resurgence of HIV

2017-11-16T15:50:16+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Health, News|

The world risks a deadly AIDS rebound unless the countries most affected by the virus expand access to antiretroviral treatments and boost their focus on stopping new infections, a new United Nations report has warned.