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Global Fund signs $8.54bn grants to fight HIV, TB, malaria

Peter Sands

The Global Fund, an international financing and partnership to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria, says it has signed a record breaking $8.54 billion grants for lifesaving programmes to combat the three diseases in 2020. Peter Sands, Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria The Global Fund, in a statement posted on its website, said the ...

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First man cured of HIV dies of cancer

Timothy Ray Brown

The first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, has died of cancer, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The late Timothy Ray Brown This was contained in a statement issued by Bijan Farnoudi, Communication and Public Affairs Director, International AIDS Society (IAS), and made available to NAN via email, on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in Ibadan, ...

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Nigeria receives $890m to tackle HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

Nigeria has received $890 million grant from Global Fund to reduce the burden of HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria over an implementation period of three years, beginning from 2021 to 2023. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, announced the receipt of the grant at a news conference on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in Abuja. The Global ...

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COVID-19-related service disruptions could cause extra deaths from HIV – WHO, UNAIDS

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

A modelling group convened by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has estimated that if efforts are not made to mitigate and overcome interruptions in health services and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, a six-month disruption of antiretroviral therapy could lead to more than 500,000 extra deaths from AIDS-related illnesses, including from ...

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Report: Donor government funding for AIDS increased in 2014

Increase was mainly due to the U.K.; however, funding from half of 14 donor governments declined As world leaders meet to discuss global financing for development, a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) finds that although there was a slight increase in funding to respond to HIV in low- and middle-income countries in 2014, ...

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Clean water, sanitation vital in treatment for people living with HIV

Access to clean water and basic toilets is an essential but neglected part of the management and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), new research by international development organisations WaterAid and SAfAIDS has found. The new report shows that 70% of the approximately 35 million people living with HIV in the world reside in Sub-Saharan Africa. This equates to approximately ...

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