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WHO interim guidance on the use of delamanid in the treatment of MDR-TB

BARCELONA, 30 October 2014 (allAfrica) - A new TB drug with a novel mechanism of action – delamanid - is now available for treatment of adults with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a form of tuberculosis resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampicin, the main first-line drugs.

South Africa: Government to Host 21st International AIDS Conference

JOHANNESBURG, 28 October 2014 (allAfrica) - Durban will host the 21st International AIDS Conference from 17 to 22 July 2016 where scientists, world leaders, and people living with HIV will discuss successes and challenges in combating the epidemic.

Uganda's New Burden of HIV

KAMPALA (The Independent) - Government policies and spending key to achieving an HIV-free generation.  The debate about a prospective HIV-free generation given the advent of WHO Option B+ attracts attention. Further probing of the idea may expose it as a distant utopia. To have an HIV-free generation, our communities must come to a convergence on reducing new infections.

 

Africa: New UNDP Report Highlights the Role That Cash Transfers Can Play in Preventing HIV

NEW YORK CITY (UNDP) - Today, on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UNDP has released a new report on cash transfers and HIV prevention. Cash transfers are a major tool in the fight against poverty in its many forms.

Press Release: Tanzania to host The Economist Events’ Health Care in Africa 2014

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, October 21, 2014 -- The Economist Events (http://www.economistevents.com) will be hosting their Health Care in Africa Summit (http://www.africahealth.economist.com) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Hyatt Regency, The Kilimanjaro on November 18th and 19th 2014.

 

Animation Video: Life-long antiretroviral treatment for all women living with HIV (in English and French)

UNICEF has produced a short animated video in English and French on life-long antiretroviral treatment for all pregnant women living with HIV.

The video is available here:

(ENGLISH): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2vIVnpJhJk

(FRENCH): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3GvABGtE4g

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