prevention

Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation: Grants and Business Administrator

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 DTHF seeks to appoint a Grants & Business Administrator, based at its Emavundleni research facility in Crossroads, Cape Town.

Responsibilities:

Financial Administration of the business unit

Ensuring cash flow

Decline in HIV/AIDS Donor Funding Worries UNAIDS

Executive Director for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Michel Sidibe, has expressed worry at the decline in donor funding towards HIV/AIDS service provision.

Speaking at a press briefing at the opening of the 21st International AIDS conference in Durban, Sidibe warned that if the decline in funding continues the fight against HIV/AIDS would lead to a reverse in the gains made in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

​SA Joins UN Declaration to Accelerate AIDS Action

South Africa has aligned itself with a United Nations (UN) General Assembly Political Declaration to accelerate global action towards eliminating the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by 2030.

Addressing the General Assembly, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi touted his government’s intensified efforts that have seen the largest HIV and AIDS programme catering to over 3.4 million people on antiretrovirals.

SA Urged to Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has urged South Africans to continue to test for HIV in order to achieve an AIDS-free generation ahead of the World AIDS Day (1 December).

Ramaphosa points out that, "We need to spread the word about prevention and encouraging all sexually-active South Africans to use condoms. We need to encourage people to test for HIV and TB [tuberculosis].

He further states that South Africans need to ensure that all those who need treatment receive treatment and that they remain on treatment.

Call to Expand HIV Treatment

The United Nations has urged countries to ‘break the AIDS epidemic’ by doubling the number of people receiving HIV treatment within the next five years.
 
In a new report, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) hailed ‘extraordinary’ progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS over the past 15 years, insisting the world has a chance of meeting the UN goal of eliminating AIDS as a global health threat by 2030.
 

WHO Beefs Up Response to Health Emergencies

The United Nation’s Special Envoy on Ebola says he has made sweeping recommendations to help fortify the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) response to global health emergencies.

Dr David Nabarro, who serve as Chair of an Advisory Group on Reform at the WHO, presented his recommendations seeking to strengthen the global health organisations abilities in the face of an emergency similar to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 

While the current outbreak in the region is nearing zero, Nabarro has warned against getting too excited at the prospect for now.

An HIV Vaccine: Imagining the Future of HIV Prevention

This month (November) in Cape Town, a group of global scientists working to find a vaccine to prevent HIV are meeting. Human rights activist, Tian Johnson, was there and writes about what the discovery of HIV vaccine would mean to him.
 
My sister Miranda, died of AIDS in 2007 at the age of 35, a year older than I am now. She was a mother to three boys who had yet to reach their teens when she took her last breath. That last breath came in a hospital that, even after a prolonged stay, was unable to provide her with the most basic care.
 

Most SA’s Sex Workers HIV-Positive

The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) says that about 60 percent of South Africa’s estimated 150 000 sex workers are HIV positive.

SANAC chief executive officer, Fareed Abdullah, announced this statistics at the launch of a national HIV/AIDS programme for sex workers in Johannesburg on Monday, 12 January 2015.

Center for Justice and Crime Prevention: Finance and Project Assistant

The Center for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Mowbray, Cape Town, which aims to develop, inform and promote crime and violence prevention policy and practice in South Africa and other selected developing countries.

CJCP seeks to appoint a Finance and Project Assistant, based in Cape Town.

This is a three year contract position, subject to performance and funding

Responsibilities:

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