World AIDS Day 2018 theme encourages everyone to know their HIV statusThis year’s theme for World AIDS Day, which will be marking its 30th anniversary on 1 December, will be “Know your status”.
Significant progress has been made in the AIDS response since 1988, and today three in four people living with HIV know their status. But we still have miles to go, as the latest UNAIDS report shows, and that includes reaching people living with HIV who do not know their status and ensuring that they are linked to quality care and prevention services. HIV testing is essential for expanding treatment and ensuring that all people living with HIV can lead healthy and productive lives. It is also crucial to achieving the 90–90–90 targets and empowering people to make choices about HIV prevention so they can protect themselves and their loved ones....Read more
At AIDS 2018, UNAIDS calls for bold leadership to tackle the prevention crisisUNAIDS warns that countries urgently need to take proven, tailored, evidence-informed primary HIV prevention programmes to scale in addition to increasing access to treatment. AMSTERDAM/GENEVA, 24 July 2018—UNAIDS is urging countries to take bold action to address the HIV prevention crisis. Around 1.8 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2017 and around 50 countries experienced a rise in new HIV infections as HIV prevention services are not being provided on an adequate scale or with sufficient intensity.
“Health is a human rights imperative and we are deeply concerned about the lack of political commitment and the failure to invest in proven HIV programmes, particularly for young people and key populations,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS....Read more
From urbanization to the creation of jobs for millions of people, the world’s challenges will only be solved using approaches that take both complexity and local context into account. For almost thirty years, UNDP’s human development approach - with its emphasis on enlarging people’s freedoms and opportunities rather than economic growth - has inspired and informed solutions and policies across the world.” Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP
Human Development Indices and Indicators: 2018 Statistical update is being released to ensure consistency in reporting on key human development indices and statistics. With its comprehensive statistical annex, our data gives an overview of the state of development across the world.... Read More
Dubbed ‘Opportunity for Youth Engagement (OYE),’ the project will be implemented in Kilwa Masoko and Kilwa Kivinje wards of Kilwa District Council (KDC) by Wote Initiative for Development Empowerment (WIDE) under the support from HerVoice, a non-governmental organisation.
Giving a briefing about the project recently after the launch, WIDE Executive Director Jeremiah Wandili said adolescent girls and youths aged 12 to 24 years in the country face a number of challenges related to accessing sexual/reproductive health rights services and information....Read More
HLPF Side Event Focuses on Sanitation as Key Determinant of Health and Education
STORY HIGHLIGHTS The event discussed, among others, the launch of an accountability report by Global Citizen, which tracks sanitation, health and education commitments, and underscores the importance of partnerships. Participants emphasized that investments in sanitation provide a five-to-one return in related healthcare benefits, including a reduction in acute respiratory infections.
12 July 2018: On Thursday, 12 July 2018, on the sidelines of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), a side event highlighted sanitation as a key determinant of health and education. Panelists highlighted the importance of safe water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and the interlinkages between them, shared examples of successful projects, identified ongoing challenges, and highlighted the need for continued efforts... Read More
UN Women Analysis on Women and SDGs
UN Women Communications and Advocacy Section in New York conducted an analysis of what the 17 SDGs adopted mean to women in order to inform strategic interventions building on the e orts of localization at country and regional levels. This analysis has been collated in this publication and linked to UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional and Country Office priorities. Concrete examples programming interventions by UN Women country offices in the region are pro led in relation to specific SDGs and how those streams of interventions could lead to localization e orts. This has been done through an analysis of all annual reports submitted by regional/ multi/country offices to identify work streams feeding into the localization of sustainable development goals. The team comprising UN Women’s consultant on SDGs, Knowledge Management and Research Specialist and UN Women’s Regional Communications Assistant, under the leadership of the Deputy Regional Director, linked to existing analysis provided by UN Women on Women and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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