Tag Archives: UNICEF

South Africa HIV incidence, prevalence, behavior survey raises questions

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What does it mean when the country with the largest HIV epidemic in the world sees prevalence of the virus rise? In South Africa, one of the last countries in Africa to make treatment available to those who needed it and now home to the largest antiretroviral treatment program on earth, it means that more […]

How does PEPFAR do it? 2013 AID Transparency Index says it’s hard to tell

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It is the biggest global health initiative in the world, and arguably the most successful. That’s all the more reason that it’s too bad that how the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief accomplishes the successes it has achieved — in HIV infections prevented, lives saved and restored to health, and even how greater efficiencies […]

Towards Zero Deaths: Roadmap for Childhood Tuberculosis builds on proven steps

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For years the most helpless victims of tuberculosis have also been the least noticed, although they are estimated to comprise up to 10 percent — or more, as they often go uncounted as well — of people sick with the disease worldwide. They are children, younger that 15 years old, whose lives are taken when […]

In AIDS Progress Report, Next Steps Are Key

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The end of today’s UNAIDS progress report, detailing the latest figures on access to ARVs, is in some ways more important than the beginning. “The Way Forward,” the report’s conclusion, lays out important next steps in the campaign for universal access, at a time when the global economic crisis and questions about sustainability have cast […]

A few final thoughts

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Editor’s Note: Check back on Sunday, when we expect a few more guest bloggers to weigh in with their impressions and insights from the conference. It has been busy — and full of challenging issues. The HIV/AIDS Implementers’ Meeting this year in Windhoek (which ends early Sunday) has been quite different from any of the […]

Newsmaker: Jimmy Kolker

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Jimmy Kolker, chief of HIV/AIDS for UNICEF since 2007, has been a critical player in the fight against AIDS for years. Prior to UNICEF, he was deputy US global AIDS coordinator and served for 30 years as a US diplomat, including several postings in Africa. Q: What’s been interesting so far in the meeting? JK: […]