hiv/aids

Topsy Foundation: Project Manager - Tinyiko Sewing Project

The Topsy Foundation is a nonprofit organisation that partners with rural communities, empowering people infected with, and affected by, HIV and AIDS, through medical care, social support and skills development.

Topsy seeks to appoint a part-time consultant as Sewing Project Manager for its Tinyiko Sewing Project. The position is based in Bryanston, Johannesburg with periodic travelling to the site project in Grootvlei, Mpumalanga.

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Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation: Project Coordinator

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) is a NGO that focuses on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa.

The Foundation works in partnership with the Western Cape Provincial Government and operates from four PHC sites in the greater Cape Town area, in addition to running a variety of other research and service delivery programmes.

TB/HIV Care Association: Site Manager

The TB/HIV Care Association is a nonprofit organisation that aims to empower communities by facilitating and providing treatment support, preventative, diagnosis, and rehabilitative services for TB and HIV clients.

The TB/HIV Care Association seeks to appoint a Site Manager, based in Cape Town Metro.

The Site Manager will be responsible for managing the operational functions of the field staff. Ensure an appropriate support for Nurse Mentors, professional nurses and health care auxiliary staff in a comprehensive integration of TB and HIV programmes.

Claims of AIDS Cure Rejected

Once again, this month Zimbabwean government had to come forth to refute some charlatan’s claim that he has found a cure for AIDS, and he is willing to share this medical miracle with one and all – provided of course that they pay him money.

Kanya Mabuza, national executive director for the National Emergency Response Council on HIV and AIDS (NERCHA) felt compelled to counter news reports of a traditional healer’s purported cure before the matter got out of hand.

Obama Supports Mswati Over HIV/AIDS

The United States President, Barack Obama, says he is fully behind King Mswati III’s pledge and commitment to have an AIDS free Swaziland by 2022.
 
Addressing the Africa Union during his visit to Africa Obama assured Swazi young girls that he will make sure that they are safe and AIDS free.
 
During the opening of the 10th Parliament in February, Mswati stated that, “I wish to assure the nation that I will personally see to it that the First World Swaziland is HIV and AIDS free. Today, here and now, I denounce all HIV stigma and discrimination…”

Judgement Reserved in Botswana ARV Case

The Botswana government says it cannot afford to provide foreign inmates with antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) due to budget constraints.
 
The Botswana Court of Appeals has reserved judgment on a case in which the Botswana government appealed a high court ruling to provide foreign prisoners with anti-retrovirals (ARV’s).
 
The case includes a demand by an HIV positive Zimbabwean prisoner to be released, due to failure by the government to provide him with ARV’s.
 

US$374m to Fight Diseases

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced that US$374 million will be disbursed to fight these diseases in Mozambique.

The Global Fund, the Ministry of Health, the United States-based charity, World Vision, and one of Mozambique's main non-governmental organisations, the Community Development Foundation (FDC) all signed a memorandum of understanding on the use of this grant.

The money for the AIDS programme is intended to increase the availability of life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs.

SA Progress in the Fight Against AIDS – CAPRISA

South Africa has over the past five years made significant strides in fighting the battle against the HIV/Aids epidemic, according to the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA).

CAPRISA director, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, speaking at the 7th South Aids Conference in Durban, stated that the rate of mother to child transmission has dropped to less than one percent compared to the rate of one in three well over ten years ago.

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