UNICEF and Global Fund coordinate efforts to reach mothers, newborns and children New agreement will increase coordination to combat HIV, TB and malaria
The Memorandum of Understanding emphasizes the importance of coordinating investments in commodities to prevent and treat HIV, tuberculosis and malaria with those designed to improve overall maternal, newborn, and child health.
The provision of free maternal and child care in the Delta State’s hospitals has significantly contributed to the drastic reduction of incidents of maternal and child mortality in the state.
This support will build on on-going efforts by the Government of Kenya and other partners to increase access to lifesaving high impact interventions to promote the survival of our mothers and children.
The Ugandan Ministry of Health has passed a resolution to phase out traditional birth attendants by 2015 in a bid to meet zero new HIV infections among newborn babies.
This year, as UNAIDS reported, low and middle income countries are for the first time providing more funding themselves for HIV than they are getting from external sources.
While Botswana has managed to lower HIV transmission rates from mother to child to as low as 3 percent, Lesotho’s rate remains at an unacceptable 23 percent.
Donors at the launch of the Global Fund’s Fourth Replenishment today pledged US$12.0 billion for the next three years, the largest amount ever committed to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Pledge is dependent upon other nations giving $10 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Progress in the battle against AIDS is widely divergent in different African countries, so much so that to talk about “AIDS in Africa” as one epidemic needing a single approach has become an anachronism, campaigners said on Tuesday.
The worst district for stillbirths was the Western Cape’s Central Karoo district, where they have more than doubled in a year although the number of cases is still small.