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HIV Testing: Practising What We Preach

Our staff recently underwent a process of counselling and voluntary testing for HIV, which served to illustrate a number of important points about practising what one teaches. Being an HIV prevention programme, one of our main goals is to raise awareness in our participants – especially the teenagers in our high school programme – of the importance of knowing their HIV status. We assume that having been given basic information about the virus and the AIDS epidemic, and some encouragement to test, our participants will eagerly rush to the nearest health centre to get tested. However, our e

U.S. Government keeps promise to continue to strengthen HIV/AIDS programs across Africa

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.

    SA NGO Delivers Aid to Haiti

    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.

    Motlanthe Pleased With G20 Outcomes

    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.

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