Pretoria -- The United States remains committed to saving lives in the developing world by strengthening critical health programs. Through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. remains fully committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS, especially in Africa, and remains the largest funder and technical advisor of the global response.
As part of President Obama’s Global Health Initiative (GHI), PEPFAR is continuing to grow.
HIV/AIDS organisations who are members of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) welcomed the FIFA statement regarding access to FIFA controlled fan parks and stadia that appears to have been released on June 6th. However we would like to point out the following inconsistencies in the statement.
Backtracking by international donors in funding HIV/AIDS risks undermining years of positive achievements and will cause many more unnecessary deaths, warns humanitarian aid group Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in a new report.
"One health care worker, one facility, one patient, two diseases. Stop the ping-pong: a lack of TB/HIV integration kills”
South African charity, Gift of the Givers, has stepped up its drive to bring humanitarian aid directly to desperate, starving Haitians as red tape hampers international relief efforts.
The organisation’s Imtiaz Sooliman, points out that the charity is negotiating the passage of 100 tons of high-nutrition food parcels and medical supplies to be distributed independently.
The move could speed up delivery to areas poorly serviced by United Nations (UN)-led agencies.
South African President Kgalema Motlanthe says the G20 summit has agreed to protect financing for developing countries, and pledged to conclude talks on a new global trade deal.
"There's a recognition that the developing countries offer an opportunity for growth... There's a commitment to ensure that developing countries receive finances particularly in infrastructure," explains Motlanthe.